This Time

Album: Cuts Like A Knife (1983)
Charted: 41 24

Songfacts®:

  • Bryan Adams followed up with the success of singles like "Straight From The Heart" and "Cuts Like A Knife" with this song, about a man who's been shy around an attractive woman he's been pining for, but has decided he is finally going to man up and tell her how he fells. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Adams wrote the song with his regular collaborator Jim Vallance, who reflects on his website: "I go back and forth on this song ... sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I'm not even sure why. It has a great guitar riff (Bryan's idea), a good middle eight, a decent chorus. It all seems to work ... but for me there's something about this song that just doesn't resonate."

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