The best Quotes by Tracy Chapman

The best Quotes by Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter. Chapman is best known for her hit singles "Fast Car" (1988) and "Give Me One Reason" (1995).

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way
Fast Car
But you can say baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time
You'd be mine
Baby Can I Hold You
Sorry
Is all that you can't say
Years gone by and still
Words don't come easily
Baby Can I Hold You
Don't ya know?
They're talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what's theirs
TaIkin’ Bout a Revolution
I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
There's a power in words. There's a power in being able to explain and describe and articulate what you know and feel and believe about the world, and about yourself.
At this point in my life Id like to live as if only love mattered.
So 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.
We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived.
I don't try to project any image at all, other than the person that I am.
We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world.
Why do babies starve /When there's enough food to feed the world /Why when there's so many of us /Are there people still alone
You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person.
Renounce all those material things that you gained by exploiting other human beings.
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need, but I'm too old to go chasing you around wasting my precious energy.
Consume more than you need This is the dream Make you pauper Or make you queen I won't die lonely I'll have it all prearranged A grave that's deep and wide enough For me and all my mountains o'things
I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right.
People's real hopes and dreams can be distorted and misdirected and packaged until you're not sure what you really want or what you even really need.
I'm not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go.
Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.
Have faith in humankind a respect for what is earthly and an unfaltering belief in peace and understanding
I think it's important, if you are an artist, to use your music to stand up for what you believe in.
I'm still thinking and hoping there's an opportunity for people to have better lives and that significant change can occur.
I found myself in the middle of a race riot when I was about 14 years old, and I found someone pointing a gun at me and telling me to run or they'd shoot me.
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give Me One Reason, Album: New Beginning
I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them.
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At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered.
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Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs.
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After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that goes back to the possible source of inspiration.
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I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right.
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