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Monday, March 02, 2009

Music Monday: March Madness Begins with One Shining Moment by Luther Vandross, Featuring the 2003 NCAA Champion Syracuse Orangemen

Back in the 1980s, when I attended Syracuse University, I was too focused on my studies to care much about the basketball team, even though I lived next door to the shiny new Carrier Dome. Since then, I have mellowed a lot, married Rex, and given birth to two basketball-loving little girls (that's six-week-old London on the left in her Syracuse Orange bib), and our family has come to celebrate the time of year known as March Madness.... the NCAA college basketball championships and tournament.

As I posted here on Saturday, if you love college basketball or you'd love to have a million bucks, stay tuned to Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, where we'll be providing the links to all the free NCAA Million Dollar Bracket contests.

It has been six long years since the Orangemen won the NCAA tournament in 2003, but as March Madness gets underway with Championship Week starting this Thursday, I thought I'd share One Shining Moment with all of you.



The ball is tipped
and there you are
you're running for your life
you're a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows...
(in) ONE SHINING MOMENT, IT'S ALL ON THE LINE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, THERE FROZEN IN TIME

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment's gone
And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it's more than a contest
it's more than a race...

And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
ONE SHINING MOMENT....



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15 comments:

Mariuca said...

chop!

Mariuca said...

Luther is awesome ain't he! Happy MM dear! :):):)

Oh so u were in Syracuse!

Mariuca said...

YAY! It's me it's me Roxy!!!!!

Mariuca said...

Thank you ROxy! Love and hugs, am headed to bed now. It is almost 6am here, just finished my drops and all I wanna do is sleep and wake up late LOL! ;)

Shinade said...

Oh my Roxie do any of us ever beat Marzie?

She's tops and first at both of my blogs too!!

You just gotta' love her...she's so sweet!

Wonderful pick to kick off the season. I hope you have a great week.

For once I saved enough time on my other satellite to actually make some rounds and hear everyone's picks.

Of course I am Rocking again this week. But, it's Eben birthday and he plays bass.

Guns And roses do depend a great deal on their bass and it's one of his faves. So today is his!

Wow he's 13. I've had tears all day. I simply can't beleive he's growing up so fast.

Happy week:-)

coltfan said...

nice choice this week.

twinks said...

Hi Roxy!
yaay! Marzie FC! woot! woot!

I love Luther, he's just awesome.. his songs are great.

Have a great day Roxy! ^_^

Laura-Whateverebay said...

Hi Roxy! What a cute love story! I love the game! My son is getting better everyday. My glory days are numbered! :) Hey, I still have a 7yo daughter. I may still have a chance :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Great post ... great song!!!!

Hello from SpeedyCat :-)

Mariuca said...

Thanks Twinks, first time me FC here woot!

Mariuca said...

Love you too Jackie and YAY me for being tops at ur blogs woo hoo!!!

Shoshana said...

Great Song. I love knowing about this new songs I wouldn't have known before.

Nessa said...

Luther is so cool! I'd never heard this song before, thanks for sharing!

LadyJava said...

Congrats GP!!
Wah you are super fast woman..lol.. you sure you're not already using Wimax??

Great choice Roxy!
Happy MMM!

Mike-HID said...

Great Song. I love knowing about this new songs I wouldn't have known before.