What did you think
I would do at this moment
When you're standing before me
With tears in your eyes
Tryin' to tell me that you
Found you another
And you just don't love me no more

What did you think
I would say at this moment
When I'm faced with the knowledge
That you just don't love me
Did you think I would curse you
Or say things to hurt you
'Cause you just don't love me no more

Did you think I could hate you
Or raise my hands to you
Now come on you know me too well
How could I hurt you
When darling I love you
And you know I'd never, never hurt you

What do you think
I would give at this moment
If you stay I'd subtract twenty years from my life
I'd fall down on my knees
Kiss the ground that you walk on
If I could just hold you again

And I'd fall down on my knees
I kiss the ground that you walk on baby
If I could just hold you
If I could just hold you
If I could just hold you

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At This Moment Lyrics as written by Billy Vera

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentbilly vera certainly has more self-control than i do...
    roger wilcoon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGod..this is the saddest song I have ever heard..I'm not a very emotional person, but this song gives me the chills..Beautiful.
    BLAHness90on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the saddest songs I have ever heard! I first heard this song in "Family Ties" (starring Michael J. Fox) and I just fell in love with it! Having gone thru a few breakups myself, I can really identify with the lyrics of this song. The pain and frustation and desperation you feel at that moment, when the one you love tells you that she doesn't love you anymore, is the worst feeling in the world and it is beautyfully descriped in this melancholic and bittersweet song. Never has breaking up been more beautiful!
    Tyler2004durdenon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFabulous song. Such an amazing accomplishment to lose someone and not freak out like most men would do. LOVE the lyrics. The live version is awesome, especially at the end when he's adlibbing and you can hear the crowd screaming. Really defines the emotion in the song.
    convinceon February 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the most heart rending songs I have ever heard. when I heard it on "family ties" I couldnt sleep. anyone that has lost someone can identify with it. Billy Vera sings it with such emotion wonderful
    huck7953on April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTimeless.
    TheMonolithon October 19, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionRealtionships are sometimes hard to let go, as evident in these lyrics. However, a relationship never can work if only one is in love. And she, unfortunately, wasn't in love anymore. I really can't hold any negative feelings toward her for that. It is better to end it sooner than later for the sake of the other person's feelings.

    She fell for someone else, but waited to pursue the other relationship, The narrator doesn't hate her. I don't think she has actually physically cheated on him (despite the line "you have found you another") because the narrator is willing to keep her in exchange for twenty years from his life. In the heat of the moment, he most certainly meant that line literally. In another light, a solid long-term relationship can add years (and quality) to a man's life.

    Another reason I don't resent her is because the narrator says she has "tears in her eyes" and is telling him in-person. Unfortunately nowadays in 2012, break-ups are commonly done via texting or Facebook.

    I believe the narrator handled this heartbreaking in a mature way too. She was expecting a negative reaction to the news, but got only kindness
    lyricalONEon July 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe narrator thinks she is back in 20 years of time. So if she would stay, he would substract 20 years of his life, also for himself to grew as a person without her.
    maartje112on November 17, 2019   Link

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