This is my first attempt at a song fic. The lyrics are Life House’s Hanging by a Moment by Jason Wade. All credit goes to him for the song, I am only borrowing it. The characters from Roswell don’t belong to me either; they are the property of Jason Katims and 20th Century Fox. I promise to return them in better condition than the condition they were in when I borrowed them.

Rating: PG –13

Hanging by a moment

Max Evans is sitting in a booth at the Crashdown, and Liz is working. In the background, music is playing. One song finishes and Hanging by a Moment begins. Max and Liz watch one another as the song plays, each lost deep in their own thoughts.


Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started
I'm chasing after you


“God, Liz, I’ve always loved you. From the minute I saw you, I felt a connection to you.” “For so many years, I just watched you from a distance.” “I never allowed myself to get close to you, or you to get close to me.” “Until that day in September, when everything changed.”

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you


“So much has happened to us since I saved you.” “You saved me in so many more ways.” “You have sacrificed everything for me, and how do I repay you?” “With betrayal.”

Forgetting all I'm lacking
Completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation
You take all of me now


“And yet time and time again, you manage to forgive me.” “You put aside all your hurts, all your reservations, and welcome me back into your life with open arms. I don’t deserve to be in your life Liz.” “I don’t deserve you.”

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you


“And yet, you betrayed me too, with Kyle.” “That’s what you tell me, but I can’t believe it’s true.” “You are lying to me for some reason.” “You have to be lying.”

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and I question where to go
And I don't know what I'm tapping into
Just hanging by a moment here with you


“And yet, I’ve betrayed you as well.” “And in the worst way possible.” “I don’t know how, but you managed to forgive me, to stand beside me and help me to find what I have lost.” “I love you Liz.”

There's nothing else to lose
There's nothing else to find
There's nothing in the world
That can change my mind
There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else


“No matter what happens, I know I’ll always have you.” “We belong together Liz, you and me.” “We are two halves of one whole.” “You are my life, my heart, my soul.” “Without you I will cease to exist.”

Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started
I'm chasing after you


“Max, you have been a part of me for so long, first as friends, but so quickly it grew to be more.” “I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for you, but it goes beyond that.” “There is a connection between us.” “There always has been, and there always will be.”

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you


“Max, I’ve given up so much for you, made so many sacrifices, but you have to know that I chose to do them.” Nobody made me do anything I didn’t want to do.”

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and I question where to go
And I don't know what I'm tapping into
Just hanging by a moment here with you


“I gave you up to save the world.” “It was so hard to lie to you, to hurt you, to see the pain in your eyes.” “But I’d do it all again in a second if it means keeping you alive.” “You are my life Max.” “No matter what happens in my life, there will only be you in my heart.”

Just hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment here with you





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