"At This Point In My Life" as written by and Tracy L 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 high 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
The 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


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"At This Point in My Life" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General Commenti think this song is about trying to do things right and trying to get somewhere but nothin turns out right.
    halfaliveon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentShe is definitely warning her new man that she has made many, many mistakes in past relationships. She can't promise him anything, but she is going to give it her best shot. Truly a haunting song, it is so sad and yet hopeful. This is by far my favorite Tracy Chapman song, since it describes so fully how I feel every time I go into a new relationship. It's like my disclaimer: I'm pretty messed up, man! I might mess you up too!!
    samo3113on July 08, 2006   Link

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