"This Time" as written by Bruce Roberts, Allee Willis and Richard Simmons....
Unsure of yourself, you stand divided now
Which road will lead you there?

Last time you fell and you hit hard
Your wounds have healed by now but you still see your scars, yeah

But it's not the way it used to be right now
You've come so far to just let this go, my friend

Don't go out the same way you did the last time
You'll break when you fall
Don't make the same mistakes you did all over
You've got to believe in yourself this time

Live on, live it up today
This life's your cup so drink it up I say, yeah

Say it's mine, so give it all up to me now
And walk that line, don't let this go, my friend

Don't go out the same way you did the last time
You'll break when you fall
Don't make the same mistakes you did all over
You've got to believe in yourself this time, this time

Life's your cup, life's your cup, drink it up
Life's your cup, life's your cup

The same way you did the last time
You'll break when you fall
Don't make the same mistakes you did all over
You've got to believe in yourself

The same way you did the last time
You'll break when you fall
Don't make the same mistakes you did all over
You've got to believe in yourself this time


Lyrics submitted by jebus81

"This Time" as written by Richard N Simmons Bruce Roberts

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Roba Music, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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    General Commentwell, first of all, this song has so much meaning and memory attached to it. the first time i heard it was last year in october or november. the cd finished, but i was doing homework, so i didn't take note. and then i stopped dead. i heard notes that were so beautiful and amazing i thought there was an angel in the room singing. and the first thought that came to mind was "why the hell is this track hidden?" it's the best one on the cd and it's so emotional. in the following weeks, the boy i was in love with had a running joke that he was going to commit suicide. he never did, but everytime i heard this song, it reminded me of him and if i sang along with it, it felt like i was talking him out of it. to be honest, he was a stupid jock that got everything he wanted and eventually moved far away, giving me hell in the process. (we never went out.) but other things have happened to me when i was listening to the song and it's taken on an entirely new meaning now. the new meaning is a little raw, but that's what the song is. it's so raw. this, ladies and gentlemen, is the best of three doors down.
    screaming_angelon September 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst, I would like to say how proud I was to finally discover this track on the CD. It was one of those great discoveries that occurs because you are lazy (and don't shut off your cd player when the cd finishes)

    The song is vague. I don't think they intended a certain meaning for it. It just about someone who has made mistakes and then moved on, but they are now headed for the same road they were headed down before.

    Perhaps a recovering alcoholic?
    JoeShorkon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds beautiful, obviously sung from the heart, Purhaps it's about someone needing a hand to stand up and be happy/statble with themselves. Good tune though.
    ViKuLiNkAon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about the situation between two friends, perhaps Christian, where one has slowly lost faith. The other friend has witnessed his friend come from a life full of sin to a better one with Jesus, and now he is watching that same friend be tempted with the same things over again. The faithful friend states that "its not the way it used to be" and he pleads with the other not to fall back down and make the same mistakes all over and that if he just believes in himself that he can make it through.

    I believe this song is definately spoken from experience.
    2Tired2TryAgainon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's so beautiful. It is quite vague, but that's good as it means it's open to interpretation and it can fit whatever meaning you want it too. To me it's about learning from your mistakes and not letting them happen again. It seems he's singing it to someone else though, a close friend or something.
    swedeon July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt least once in your life, you will love someone, and after the relationship is over, you will look back and beat yourself up over all the mistakes you made. You will blame yourself for the bad breakup. (I shouldn't have treated him/her like that, I should have controlled my temper, I should have respected his/her needs, etc.)

    To me, this song says to go for love again, but don't screw it up. Example: "When you fall, don't make the same mistakes..."
    raebiteson May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould this possibly be about someone who had a drinking problem...? I know the whole lines about "life's your cup so drink it up" could be interpreted many ways, but if you think about it, it could be.
    But I agree with whoever said this song was vague. I think it's meant to be, so each listener can find their own meaning.
    The_Drummers_Angelon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with raebites on this one.
    My interpretation is that maybe this person suffered from really low self esteem, and saying stuff like "You deserve better" etc. and by doing this also manages to hurt the loved one, causing them to break up. Atleast that's my interpretation of the chorus.
    Iyashimion August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has the best lyrics ever!
    "Don't go out the same way you did the last time
    You'll break when you fall
    Don't make the same mistakes you did all over
    You've got to believe in yourself this time"
    my favorite part!
    Dejana013on April 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt's personal, and honestly the best track I've heard of this nature. Nothing hidden or unexplainable or unfeelable. I got that "I'm going to need to hear this again" feeling before the first verse was over.
    unknownangelon September 30, 2009   Link

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