"This Time" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
This time
I won't show I'm vulnerable
This time
I won't give in first
This time
I will hold out with my love
This time
I will not be hurt

I'm gonna love myself
More than anyone else
I'm gonna treat me right
I'm gonna make you say
That you love me first
And you'll be the one with the most to lose tonight
This time

This time
I won't let my emotions rule my life
This time
I'm gonna keep my heart locked safe inside
This time
I'm gonna be my own best friend
This time
I'm gonna be the one

To win your love, your affection
To hide my fear of rejection
This time



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"This Time" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentThis song speaks of a person refusing to be hurt like she was in the past. In order to not be hurt, she believes that she must not get too involved with anyone and that she can't admit love for another until they do so first.
    chungjikon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me I feel that the song speaks of a person who has given a lot to relationships and such. As a result this person has been hurt. Thus, the speaker declares what he/she will then do as a result of their pain and hurt. The speaker might also speak of their regret and the actions he/she will now take to be on top and not cheated any longer. Or something like that, lolz IDK.
    ShadowZero00on August 03, 2009   Link

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