Crossroads album lyrics - Tracy Chapman




Chapman, Tracy - Crossroads

All you folks think you own my life But you never made any sacrifice Demons they are on my trail I'm standing at the crossroads of the hell I look to the left I look to the right حسينية داود العاشور There're hands that grab me on every side All you folks think I got my price At which I'll sell all that is mine You think money rules when all else fails Go sell your soul and keep your shell I'm trying to protect what I keep inside All the reasons why I live my life Some say the devil be a mystical thing I say the devil he a walking man He a fool he a liar conjurer and a thief He try to tell you what you want Try to tell you what you need Standing at the point The road it cross you down What is at your back Which way do you turn Who will come to find you first Your devils or your gods All you folks think you run my life Say I should be willing to comprimise I say all you demons go back to hell I'll save my soul save myself .


Chapman, Tracy - 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 hear 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 .


Chapman, Tracy - Freedom Now

They throwed him in jail And they kept him there Hoping soo he'd die That his body and spirit would waste away And soon after that his mind But every day is born a fool One who thinks that he can rule One who says tomorrow's mine One who wakes one day to find The prison doors open the shackles broken And chaos in the street Everybody sing we're free free free free Everybody sing we're free free free free Everybody sing we're free free free free They throwed him in jail And they kept him there Hoping his memory'd die That the people forget how he once led And fought for justice in their lives But every day is born a man Who hates what he can't understand Who thinks the answer is to kill Who thinks his actions are god's will And he thinks he's free free free free Yes he thinks he's free free free free He thinks he's free free free free Soon must come the day Whe the righteous have their way Unjustly tried are free And people live in peace I say Give the man release Go on and set your conscience free Right the wrongs you made Even a fool can have his day Let us all be free free free free Let us all be free free free free Let us all be free free free free Free our bodies free our minds Free our hearts Freedom for everyone And freedom now Freedom now Freedom now Freedom now Let us all be free free free free Let us all be free free free free Let us all be free free free free .


Chapman, Tracy - Material World

You in your fancy Material world Don't see the links of chain Binding blood Our own ancestors Are hungry ghosts Closets so full of bones They won't close Call it upward mobility But you've been sold down the river Just another form of slavery And the whole man-made white world Is your master You in your fancy Mat.
erial world Create in your own image A supreme god Your virgin mary Your holy ghosts Claimed to be pure of heart Have hands that are stained with blood You in your fancy Material world Don't see the links of chain Binding .


Chapman, Tracy - Be Careful of My Heart

You and your sweet smile You and your tantalizing ways You and your honey lips You and all the sweet things that they say You and your wild wild ways One day you just up and walked away You left me hurting But I can forgive you for that now You taught me something Something took half my life to learn When you give all yourself away Just tell them to be careful of your heart Be careful of my heart, heart Be careful of this heart of mine Be careful of my heart, heart It just might break and send some splinters flying Be careful of my heart, heart Be careful You you you You you you You you you Took my love Thought you took it all You you you You you you You you you Took my love And now you're gone But I'm not breaking down And I'm not falling apart I just lost a little faith When you broke my heart Given a chance I might try it again But I wouldn't risk it all this time I'd save A little love for myself Enough for my heart to mend A little love for myself One day I just might love again One day some sweet smile might turn my head One day I just might give all myself away One day One day One day .


Chapman, Tracy - Subcity

People say it doesn't exist 'Cause no one would like to admit That there is a city underground Where people live everyday Off the waste and decay Off the discards of their fellow man Here in subcity life is hard We can't receive any government relief I'd like to please give Mr. President my honest regards For disregarding me They say there's too much crime in these city streets My sentiments exactly Government and big business hold the purse strings When I worked I worked in the factories I'm at the mercy of the world I guess I'm lucky to be alive They say we've fallen through the cracks They say the system works But we won't let it Help I guess they never stop to think We might not just want handouts But a way to make an honest living Living this ain't living What did I do deserve this Had my trust in god Worked everyday of my life Thought I had some guarantees That's what I thought At least that's what I thought Last night I had another restless sleep Wondering what tomorrow might bring Last night I dreamed A cold blue light was shining down on me I screamed myself awake Thought I must be dying Thought I must be dying .


Chapman, Tracy - Born To Fight

They're tryin' to take away my pride By stripping me of everyhing I own They're tryin' to hurt me inside And make me into a white man's drone But this one's not for sale And I was born to fight I ain't been knocked down yet I was born to fight I'm the surest bet There ain't no man no woman No beast alive that can beat me 'Cause I'm born to fight They're tryin' to dig into my soul And take away the spirit of my god They're tryin' to take control And monitor my every thought I won't let down my guard And I was born to fight I ain't been knocked down yet I was born to fight I'm the surest bet There ain't no man no woman No beast alive that can beat me 'Cause I'm born to fight .

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Chapman, Tracy - 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 C.
alled 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 .

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Chapman, Tracy - This Time

This time I won't show I'm vulnerable This time I won't give in first This time I will hold out with my love This time I will not be hurt I'm gonna love myself More than anyone else I'm gonna treat me right I'm gonna make you say That you love me first And you'll be the one with the most to lose tonight This time This time I won't let my emotions rule my life This time I'm gonna keep my heart locked safe inside This time I'm gonna be my own best friend This time I'm gonna be the one To win Your love Your affection To hide My fear Of rejection This time .

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Chapman, Tracy - All That You Have Is Your Soul

Oh my mama told me 'Cause she say she learned the hard way Say she wanna spare the children She say don't give or sell your soul away 'Cause all that you have is your soul Don't be tempted by the shiny apple Don't you eat of a bitter fruit Hunger only for a taste of justice Hunger only for a world of truth 'Cause all that you have is your soul I was a pretty young girl once I had dreams I had high hopes I married a man he stole my heart away He gave his love but what a high price I paid And all that you have is your soul Why was I such a young fool Thought I'd make history Making babies was the best I could do Thought I'd made something that could be mine forever Found out the hard way one can't possess another And all that you have is your soul I thought thought that I could find a way To beat the system To make a deal and have no debts to pay I'd take it all take it all I'd run away Me for myself first class and first rate But all that you have is your soul Here I am waiting for a better day A second chance A little luck to come my way A hope to dream a hope that I can sleep again And wake in the world with a clear conscience and clean hands 'Cause all that you have is your soul All that you have All that you have All that you have Is your soul .

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