Tracy Chapman Paper And Ink

Touched the mirror

Broke the surface of the water

Saw my true self

All illusions shattered

Money’s only paper only ink

We’ll destroy ourselves if we can’t agree

How the world turns

Who made the sun

Who owns the sea

The world we know will fall piece by piece

Sat down up close to the colored black hole

Like they’d always told me not to

Saw the one dimension polka dot pacifier

And all illusions shattered

Money’s only paper only ink

We’ll destroy ourselves if we can’t agree

How the world turns

Who made the sun

Who owns the sea

The world we know will fall piece by piece

Bared myself wholly heart and body unadorned

Stripped down solely

To the evil and the good

Felt no shame

Naked to the world

And all illusions shattered

Money’s only paper only ink

We’ll destroy ourselves if we can’t agree

How the world turns

Who made the sun

Who owns the sea

The world we know will fall piece by piece

Faced towards the sea

Looked to heaven up above

Felt the world revolve around me

No one could tell me otherwise

But the turbulent waters won’t reflect this life

Only the sun the moon and sky

And all illusions shattered

Money’s only paper only ink

We’ll destroy ourselves if we can’t agree

How the world turns

Who made the sun

Who owns the sea

The world we know will fall piece by piece

Money’s only paper only ink

Tracy Chapman New Beginning

The whole world’s broke and it ain’t worth fixing

It’s time to start all over, make a new beginning

There’s too much pain, too much suffering

Let’s resolve to start all over make a new beginning

Now don’t get me wrong I love life and living

But when you wake up and look around at everything that’s going down

All wrong

You see we need to change it now, this world with too few happy endings

We can resolve to start all over make a new beginning

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

The world is broken into fragments and pieces

That once were joined together in a unified whole

But now too many stand alone There’s too much separation

We can resolve to come together in the new beginning

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

We can break the cycle – We can break the chain

We can start all over – In the new beginning

We can learn, we can teach

We can share the myths the dream the prayer

The notion that we can do better

Change our lives and paths

Create a new world

And Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

The whole world’s broke and it ain’t worth fixing

It’s time to start all over, make a new beginning

There’s too much fighting, too little understanding

It’s time to stop and start all over

Make a new beginning

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

We need to make new symbols

Make new signs

Make a new language

With these we’ll define the world

And start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Start all over

Tracy Chapman Cold Feet

There was a little boy once upon a time

Who in spite of his young age and small size knew his mind

For every copper penny and clover he would find

Make a wish for better days the end of hard times

For no more cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

His clothes were always clean

His face was always scrubbed

There was food on the table enough to fill him up

His house was full of life – His house was full of love

But when winter days arrived

There was never money enough to shod his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He grew up to be a worker determined to succeed

He made a life for himself, free from worldly wants or needs

But with nobody to share the life he’d made

No body to keep him warm at night

When he’d go to sleep he’d sleep alone with his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

One night he walked the street looking to the heaven’s above

Searching for a shooting star a benevolent God

When a woman passing by brushed his arm

He turned and found love

He then wished for the courage to ask this stranger

Who she was to not have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought she’d like the party life and want the finer things

So he promised more than he could buy

And he promised her the sun and moon to not have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He worked day and night his fingers to the bone

Hi worried mind guilty conscience drive him on

He can’t give her what she needs

He wants to give her what he thinks she wants

Her sad-eyed face, his empty pockets drive him on and his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He’d struggled all his life to be an honest man

Proud that the dirt on his palms was the soil of the land

But some guys he knew from high school days

Said they had a plan to get rich quick

And they could count him in if he don’t have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought about their offer accepted it without qualms

Dreamt about the life he’d buy

The comfort that would come without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He decided to tell his wife things would soon turn around

He said the little boy is dead

A man stands with you now without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

Without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought he’d set his clock right, He though he’d read his watch

He left in such a hurry he didn’t think to wish for luck

Makes no difference if you’re early, No difference if you’re late

When you’re out of time, The flowers have been laid

You’re six feet underground

With cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

Tracy Chapman Bridges

All the bridges that you burn

Come back one day to haunt you

One day you’ll find you’re walking

Lonely

Baby I

Never meant to hurt you

Sometimes the best intentions

Still don’t make things right

But all my ghosts they find me

Like my past they think they own me

In dreams and dark corners they surround me

Till I cry I cry

Let me take this time to set the record straight

Let me take this time to take it all back

Let me take this time to tell you how I felt

Let me take this time to try and make it right

But you can

Walk away

Be all alone

Spend all your time

Thinking about the way things used to be

If love feels right

You work it out

You don’t give it up

Baby

Anybody tell you that

Anybody tell you that

Anybody tell you that

You should take some time maybe sleep on it tonight

You should take some time baby heed the words I said

You should take some time think about your life

You should take some time before you throw it all away

I ain’t got the time

To sit here and wait around

But I got the time

If you say I’m what you want

Tracy Chapman A Hundred Years

Baby sweet baby

Won’t you please

Come on back home to me

I’ve been so lonely

These few days feel like

A hundred years

How you make me worry baby

How you make me worry about you

Here I am I’m knowing

That I can’t live without you

Here I am thinking

Someday we make this a long time thing

Here I am I’m knowing

That I would do most anything If you keep on loving me

Baby

Baby sweet baby I’ve been waiting

Seem like waiting is all I do

Don’t say you won’t come back to me

And make me have to go aout chasing after you

We get in a fight

You stay out late

You have no idea

How much you make me worry baby

Called everyone in town

I think you know

So come on now

Come on come on

Back home

Baby sweet baby

I’m a fool in love

But I still got my pride too

I’ll wait a little longer

I’ll suffer for my heart

Then I’ll go find someone to worry about me

As much as I worry about you

Tracy Chapman Wedding Song

I’ve been having dreams and visions

In them you are always standing

Right beside me

I reach out for your hand

To see your arms extending

outstretched towards me

For you I don the veil

By your light

Others pale by comparison

I place my faith in love

My fate in this communion

I’ve been having dreams and visions

In them you are always standing

Right beside me

I reach out for your hand

To see your arms extending

Outstretched towards me

To you I give my pledge

I honor all that’s good

In this life we’re living

To think not only of myself

But of the greater union

Can I get a witness

There is salvation and rapture for the lonely

Can I get a witness

Bless this day sacred and holy

Sacred and Holy

I’ve been having dreams and visions

In them you are always standing

Right beside me

I reach out for your hand

To see your arms extending

Outstretched towards me

With you I am revealed

All my shame all my faults and virtues

Behold body mind and spirit

Heart and soul devoted all to you

Can I get a witness

There is salvation and rapture for the lonely

Can I get a witness

Bless this day sacred and holy

Sacred and Holy

Tracy Chapman It’s Ok

It’s OK

Love is only meant for some

I’m the rock

The shoulder you can cry on

I keep the walls from falling down

I keep the walls from falling down

I keep the walls from falling down

I’ll play it straight

While you laugh and drink and party all night long

I’ll designate myself

To be the driver who takes you home

I keep the walls from falling down

I keep the walls from falling down

You can be pretty and tragic

I’ll try to keep the walls from falling down

You can be beautiful and fabulous

I’ll try to keep the walls from falling down

I can’t reach the pain you feel

But I’ll try to keep the walls from falling down

If you can hold on

Lose your fear

I’ll try to keep the walls from falling down

Falling down

Falling down

Where is your saint?

To let you know you’re not alone

To bring you peace

Help me be your friend your confidante

And keep the walls from falling down

Keep the walls from falling down

Keep the walls from falling down

Tracy Chapman Devotion

If I am right

If I can be

Constant and faithful

You’ll find me

In my devotion

In my devotion

What if you find a fault

Between my purpose and my deeds

And deem me beyond salvation

Judge me to be unworthy

Of your devotion

Of your devotion

If this be obsession deliver me

A passing infatuation deliver me

A feeling lacking in purity deliver me

A test of fidelity deliver me

Deliver me

Deliver me

What if I should find

You’re no good for me

What if I can’t be strong enough

What if I can’t break free

Of my devotion

Of my devotion

Tracy Chapman Matters Of The Heart

I lose my head

From time to time

I make a fool of myself

In matters of the heart

We should have been holding each other

Instead we talked

I make a fool of myself

In matters of the heart

But I asked before

Your reply was kind and polite

One wants more

When one’s denied

I make a fool of myself

In matters of the heart

I won’t call it love

But it feels good to have passion in my life

If there’s a battle

I hope my head always defers to my heart

In matters of the heart

I guess I’m crazy to think

I can give you what you don’t want

I make a fool of myself

In matters of the heart

I wish that I had the power

To make these feelings stop

I lose all self control

In matters of the heart

I can’t believe

It’s so hard to find someone

To give affection to

And from whom you can receive

I guess it’s just the draw of the cards

In matters of the heart

You caught me off guard

Somehow you reached me

Where I thought I had nothing left inside

I’ve learned my lesson I’ve been edified

In matters of the heart

I’ve spent my nights

Where the sleeping dogs lie

Not by your side

It feels so lonely

Once again I’ve left to much to chance

In matters of the heart

Here I sit

I’m feeling sorry for myself

It’s quite a sight

But I have you to thank

For reminding me

We’re all alone in this world

And in matters of the heart

I’m already missing you

Although we won’t say good-byes

Until tomorrow afternoon

Maybe when and if I see you again

We’ll see eye to eye

In matters of the heart

I have no harsh words for you

I have no tears to cry

If the moon were full

I’d be howling inside

It only hurts

In matters of the heart

If today were my birthday

I’d be reborn

As Bronte’s bird a bird that could fly

And all accounts would be settled

In matters of the heart

Matters of the heart

Tracy Chapman Let It Rain

Let it rain

As I walk these streets unknown

To no one named

Not even myself

When I’m low

Give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Let it go

No mother no father no home

Forget as all others

Have forgotten

When I’m alone

But give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Let it come

Love that lifts me up

Pain that brings me down

Everything I’d ever want and don’t

When I’m not strong

But give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Let it rain

Let it flood these streets and wash me away

To where it makes no difference who I am

Or what the future holds

When I don’t know

But give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most

Give me hope

That help is coming

When I need it most