Friday, February 22, 2013

At this point in my life

Written and performed by Tracy Chapman

Done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right

Oh I, oh I’ve

Done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right

At this point in my life

I’ve done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right

If you put your trust in me I hope I won't let you down

If you give me a chance I'll try

You see it’s been a hard road, the road I’m traveling on

And if I take your hand I might lead you down the path to ruin.

I’ve had a hard life I’m just saying it so you'll understand

That right now, right now, I’m doing the best I can



At this point in my life

At this point in my life

Although I’ve mostly walked in the shadows

I’m still searching for the light

Won’t you put your faith in me

We both know that’s what matters

If you give me a chance I’ll try

You see I’ve been climbing stairs but mostly stumbling down

I’ve been reaching highs always losing ground

You see I’ve been reaching high but always losing ground

You see I’ve conquered hills but I still have mountains to climb

And right now right now I’m doing the best I can

At this point in my life



Before we take a step

Before we walk down that path

Before I make any promises

Before you have regrets

Before we talk commitment


Let me tell you of my past

All I’ve seen and all I’ve done

The things I’d like to forget



At this point in my life

At this point in my life

I’d like to live as if only love mattered

As if redemption was in sight

As if the search to live honestly

Is all that anyone needs

No matter if you find it



You see when I’ve touched the sky
Earth’s gravity has pulled me down

But now I’ve reconciled that in this world

Birds and angels get the wings to fly

If you can believe in this heart of mine

If you can give it a try

Then I’ll reach inside and find and give you

All the sweetness that I have

At this point in my life

At this point in my life