I Choose Lyrics

by India Arie

Because you never know where life is gonna take you
And you cant change where youve been
But today, I have the opportunity to choose

Here I am now looking at 30 and I got so much to say
Gotta get this off of my chest, I gotta let it go today
I was always too concerned about what everybody would think
But I cant live for everybody; I gotta live my life for me, yeah

Ive reached a fork in the road of my life where
Aint nothing gonna happen unless I decide

And I choose to be the best that I can be
I choose to be authentic in everything
I do, my past dont dictate who I am
I choose, yeah

I done been through some painful things
I thought I would never make it through
Filled up with shame from the top of my head to the soles of my shoes
Ive put myself in so many chaotic circumstances
By the Grace of God Ive been given so many second chances

But today I decided to let it all go
Im dropping these bags, Im making room for my joy

And I choose to be the best that I can be
I choose to be authentic in everything
I do, my past dont dictate who I am
I choose

Because you never know where life is gonna take you
And you cant change where youve been
But today, I have the opportunity to choose

Release the guilt about why things happen the way they do
'Cause life is gonna do what it do
And everyday I have the opportunity to choose

From this day forward, Im going to be exactly who I am
I dont need to change the way that I live just to get a man, no
I even had a talk with my mama and I told her today Im grown
This day forward every decision that I make will be my own

And I choose to be the best that I can be
I choose to be courageous in everything
I do, my past dont dictate who I am
I choose, yeah

And I choose to be the best that I can be
I choose to be authentic in everything
I do, my past dont dictate who I am
I choose

Because you never know where life is gonna take you
And you cant change where youve been
But today, I have the opportunity to choose

Release the guilt about why things happen the way they do
'Cause life is gonna do what it do
And everyday I have the opportunity to choose