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From This Moment On
Album: Come On Over
Year: 1998

Shania Twain pledges her eternal love to her husband in the lovesome ballad “From This Moment On.”

Dove-like strings open the single, setting an emotional tone. In the intro, she talks. She promises she will support him in every way possible. She will work hard to maintain their marriage. She will love him if he’s terminally ill or healthy, if he’s unemployed or has a terrific job. She also says even when their marriage hits a rough patch, she will still be with him.

“I just swear that I'll always be there/I'd give anything and everything and I will always care/Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow, for better or worse, I will love you with every beat of my heart.”

In the first chorus, she says that after it’s announced they are husband and wife, her life will have another chapter. He’s the man she’s been wanting all her life. He’s meant for her as a lifetime companion.

“From this moment life has begun/From this moment you are the one/Right beside you is where I belong/From this moment on.”

In the second chorus, she says she’s lucky. Her goal now is to nourish her bond with him. She says his love is something she would sacrifice her one life for.

“From this moment I have been blessed/I live only for your happiness/And for your love I'd give my last breath/From this moment on.”

In the first verse, she says she loves him deeply and sincerely as they join together. She’s excited to be his wife and to live as one. She says they will be a couple that is devoted to another. They will not be a statistic. Without him, she wouldn’t have had the courage to pursue her dreams.

“I give my hand to you with all my heart/Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start/
You and I will never be apart/My dreams came true because of you.”

In the third chorus, she vows to love him until her death. She is dedicated to the relationship.

“From this moment as long as I live/I will love you, I promise you this/There is nothing I wouldn't give/From this moment on.”

The strings swell and a commanding guitar has a solo.

In the second verse, she says that she had lost hope she would be married. It wasn’t realistic. However, with him, it’s possible. He’s the man she’s been waiting for. As long as they have each other, life will be complete.

“You're the reason I believe in love/And you're the answer to my prayers from up above/All we need is just the two of us/My dreams came true because of you.”


The third chorus ends the song.

On her wedding day, she is overwhelmed with emotion. Standing beside her is the man she has dreamed about. It’s a true love. One full of meaning and shared history. It’s a love that is unmatched.

Twain’s thin voice allows her to be expressive. The cracks and the whispering are genuine. It’s as though she’s holding back tears. Every word is held dear to her.

The arrangement is that of a 80s-Bryan Adams power ballad. It’s high on cheese and light on subtlety. It gives the impression that it’s either a cover of an Adams song or simply one that had been lying around since the 80s. However, it’s passionate and heartfelt. Just like the best slow songs from the era.

“From This Moment On” is a perfect wedding song.


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