I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

— Tracy Chapman

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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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We are the spirit, the collective conscience.

We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world.

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I'll toss my coins in the fountain, Look for clovers in grassy lawns Search for shooting stars in the night Cross my fingers and dream on.

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I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

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Love is hate War is Peace No is Yes And we're all free.

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You got a fast car But is it fast enough so we can fly away We gotta make a decision We leave tonight or live and die this way.

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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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Words don't come easily, like forgive me.

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Songwriting is a very mysterious process.

It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.

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Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse.

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My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.

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I don't want someone to squeeze me, that might take away my life.

Just want someone to hold me, and we'll rock through the night.

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We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives.

It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.

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About Tracy Chapman

Quotes 52 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!

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Love's a recurring theme through my work.

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I meet people in my daily life, people who seem to experience some change and some growth on a personal level, and that gives me hope.

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Have faith in humankind a respect for what is earthly and an unfaltering belief in peace and understanding

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I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right.

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I got a plan to get out of here, I've been working at a convenient store.

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The songs are not necessarily autobiographical.

A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together.

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When you feel like you've had a good show, you go backstage and you talk to yourself about it, and if you have a bad show you talk to yourself about it.

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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.

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Renounce all those material things that you gained by exploiting other human beings.

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My old man's got a problem, he lives with the bottle.

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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.

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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

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I don't try to project any image at all, other than the person that I am.

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At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered.

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I end up writing about all kinds of things.

I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about.

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I'm still thinking and hoping there's an opportunity for people to have better lives and that significant change can occur.

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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.

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I'm never sure if I'll ever write another song, what the song will be about and if what initially sparked the beginning of a song might complete it.

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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.

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I never assumed I would have that commercial success, so it was a total surprise. And honestly, I never assumed that it would ever happen again.

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I often write either really early in the morning, or really late at night.

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I love living in California and being able to go to the beach or go to the woods.

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Now love's the only thing that's free /We must take it where it's found /Pretty soon it may be costly

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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.

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I'm a hopeful cynic.

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I'm not sure if the next song I write is going to be about love or a song about a tree.

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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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I learn all these things about the record talking about it after it's finished.

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With other people, you're always swapping music.

Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard. It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things.

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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

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I really love playing music with other people.

It's more fun to be on the road with others. It's kind of lonely out there when you play on your own!

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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.

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I think many people would say that writers like Stephen King have hypergraphia.

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I'm not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go.

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Who took away the part so essential to the whole Left you a hollow body Skin and bone.

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As a child I spent a lot of time at the library.

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