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Tracy Chapman — You're the One
Album: Let It Rain
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 658









Released: 2002
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Some say you're crazy
Say that you're no good
Say your family's cursed with bad blood
But I think you're cute and misunderstood
And I wouldn't change you if I could

Let'em talk you down
Call you names
My mind's made up
It ain't gonna change
I'm sure in my heart
Happy and free
You're the one you're the one
You're the one for me

Some say you're bitter
Think you're mean
Uncouth untamed and unrestrained
But I think you're sensitive and sweet
Stay as you are don't change a thing

Let'em talk you down
Call you names
My mind's made up
It ain't gonna change
I'm sure in my heart
Happy and free
You're the one you're the one
You're the one for me

Some say you're bawdy
Wicked and wild
A restless useless juvenile
But I think you're funny and I like your smile
Want to be with you want you to stay awhile

Let'em talk you down
Call you names
My mind's made up
It ain't gonna change
I'm sure in my heart
Happy and free
You're the one you're the one
You're the one for me

A no 'count mixed up
Amount to nothing
A day away from a bum on the street
Some low class kind of royalty
That's what they say about you
When they're talking to me

Some say you're bad
A bad bad seed
You love to play with fire you love gambling
But I know what you love and I know what you need
And I like it when you play with me

Let'em talk you down
Call you names
My mind's made up
It ain't gonna change
I'm sure in my heart
Happy and free
You're the one you're the one
You're the one for me
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Anything Tracy is welcome here.
Twirlin' in the kitchen.
 jagdriver wrote:
sqqqrly
(Amherst, NH Soon!!!)Posted: May 12, 2006 - 13:07 < Reply >
Kite_Flyer wrote: I just don't like Tracy. Can't tell ya why not.. her sound just doesn't do it for me.

Saw her in Montreal right after she hit it with "fast cars" — didn't like her then either.. 

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Same here. Boring...ploafmaster
(Richmond, VA)Posted: Oct 20, 2006 - 11:44 < Reply >
Yuck. Sorry.Tireux_De_Roche
(Central Massachusetts)Posted: Oct 20, 2006 - 11:43 < Reply >
I never could get into Tracy Chapman. Too much warble in her voice for my taste.joanbcn
(barcelona)Posted: Sep 21, 2006 - 03:43 < Reply >
Is this girl into a black hole or something? Times are changing but this music. Absolutely boring!! vitPosted: Mar 28, 2008 - 15:37 < Reply >
ye gods it's >= 2 tracy chapmans in one day. That's one more than I can stomach and 2 more than is necessary.MonkeysdadPosted: Oct 23, 2007 - 10:52 < Reply >
Do ANY of her songs sound different than the others?! Bland. a 2.bdblinux
(Northern California)Posted: Oct 23, 2007 - 10:51 < Reply >
puke pdief wrote:
Most annoying voice
 



Rates a "1" just out of principle.
 
Hope you realize she doesn't give a rat's ass what you rate her.
yeah, she crossed over pretty effectively with the white kids on campus but, lets face it, she always was an amateur
High quality artist imho, damn fine tune too
Overdue to be back in the mix. Like it.
Good segue from the Temptations "Papa was a Rolling Stone"...
This is nice music!
Tracy writes from the soul and is a fantastic songwriter. She plays with words and is a storyteller. Stayed true to her musical calling and sings her folk ditties with heart.

That may not be everyone's cup of tea, and that's what music is all about, music is subjective and a certain artist or song will connect with some and not others.

This artist has my respect.

sqqqrly
(Amherst, NH Soon!!!)
Posted: May 12, 2006 - 13:07 < Reply >

Kite_Flyer wrote: I just don't like Tracy. Can't tell ya why not.. her sound just doesn't do it for me.

Saw her in Montreal right after she hit it with "fast cars" — didn't like her then either.. 

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Same here. Boring...
ploafmaster
(Richmond, VA)
Posted: Oct 20, 2006 - 11:44 < Reply >

Yuck. Sorry.
Tireux_De_Roche
(Central Massachusetts)
Posted: Oct 20, 2006 - 11:43 < Reply >

I never could get into Tracy Chapman. Too much warble in her voice for my taste.
joanbcn
(barcelona)
Posted: Sep 21, 2006 - 03:43 < Reply >

Is this girl into a black hole or something? Times are changing but this music. Absolutely boring!!
vit
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 - 15:37 < Reply >

ye gods it's >= 2 tracy chapmans in one day. That's one more than I can stomach and 2 more than is necessary.
Monkeysdad
Posted: Oct 23, 2007 - 10:52 < Reply >

Do ANY of her songs sound different than the others?! Bland. a 2.
bdblinux
(Northern California)
Posted: Oct 23, 2007 - 10:51 < Reply >

puke
 
pdief wrote:
Most annoying voice
 



Rates a "1" just out of principle.

Most annoying voice

Get me a fast car instead of this.  This is OK, but not special like Fast Car felt when it came out.




!! definitively excellent !! 

**  8 **



Eh, it's alright. 6, but only because I like blues.
I guess you didn't notice that one's hair tends to get longer over time, unless it's cut. Duh.
drtjdel wrote:
Do you notice her hair gets longer with each new release? Is that wierd or what?

ye gods it's >= 2 tracy chapmans in one day. That's one more than I can stomach and 2 more than is necessary.
Do ANY of her songs sound different than the others?! Bland. a 2.
puke
solly_cardy wrote:
Fantastic tune, inspirational artist.
Gotta agree. Find it hard to fault her music, always has a great band.
Good lyrics
queenjill wrote:
:lol:
Heh. Do you remember those shirts that used to say "Hoked on fonnix werked 4 me?" (or something else all messed up like that?)
hcaudill wrote:
Long live the stroggle against the unintellegent burgeouis!!!!
:lol:
i like it Tracey
i agree....more soul..... ohhhh more soul please
Tracy trips my trigger. She is the modern balladeer.
Yuck. Sorry.
I never could get into Tracy Chapman. Too much warble in her voice for my taste.
Is this girl into a black hole or something? Times are changing but his music. Absolutely boring!! :sleep:
Fantastic tune, inspirational artist.
Do you notice her hair gets longer with each new release? Is that wierd or what?
We heard Tracy already today. That was good enough. ...uhmm.. ...but this IS pretty good....
Soul baby .....Soul.
Kite_Flyer wrote:
I just don't like Tracy. Can't tell ya why not.. her sound just doesn't do it for me. Saw her in Montreal right after she hit it with "fast cars" -- didn't like her then either.. but was on tour with the Amnesty International bunch...
Same here. Boring...
I just don't like Tracy. Can't tell ya why not.. her sound just doesn't do it for me. Saw her in Montreal right after she hit it with "fast cars" -- didn't like her then either.. but was on tour with the Amnesty International bunch...
hcaudill wrote:
Long live the stroggle against the unintellegent burgeouis!!!!
Now that's funny
I don't care what they say! You're the one, you're the one for me!
masterhead wrote:
An intellegent eclectic artist for the working class, inmigrants, and other stroggling people ..God bless tracy, keep singing no matter what the burgueois say....
Long live the stroggle against the unintellegent burgeouis!!!!
What a lovely song about the incomprehensible nature of attraction and love. Just lovely. :heartkiss:
masterhead wrote:
An intellegent eclectic artist for the working class, inmigrants, and other stroggling people ..God bless tracy, keep singing no matter what the burgueois say....
*MontyPython* "Oh, there you go bringing 'class' into it again." */MonthyPython*
One of Tracy's more fun songs.
:puke:
:clap: Great tune, fantastic artist!
Tracy Chapman has so much soul, it'll take most of us three lifetimes to catch up.
catmaven wrote:
Call me stodgy, but I just don't get her music... She sounds too depressed to be pissed and too indifferent to be depressed. No way I could have expressed it better. She comes across as inauthentic. Also it is hard to believe that the voice isn't a man's. Another inauthentic aspect, I guess. I tend to be impatient with the indifferent, so Berko speaks for me too. Except that I deny the charge of stodgy. :crowded: :rolleyes: :-k
Forget stodgy - your both just wrong - that's all.
masterhead wrote:
An intellegent eclectic artist for the working class, inmigrants, and other stroggling people ..God bless tracy, keep singing no matter what the burgueois say....
:eyes: :lol: Way to represent, masterhead!! Don't worry about spelling or grammar -- that is for those boring middle class people!
An intellegent eclectic artist for the working class, inmigrants, and other stroggling people ..God bless tracy, keep singing no matter what the burgueois say....
jberko wrote:
Call me stodgy, but I just don't get her music... She sounds too depressed to be pissed and too indifferent to be depressed.
No way I could have expressed it better. She comes across as inauthentic. Also it is hard to believe that the voice isn't a man's. Another inauthentic aspect, I guess. I tend to be impatient with the indifferent, so Berko speaks for me too. Except that I deny the charge of stodgy. :crowded: :rolleyes: :-k
and it continues.. :(
Call me stodgy, but I just don't get her music... She sounds too depressed to be pissed and too indifferent to be depressed.
my cat's breath smells like cat food
Tracy doesn't really plug me in. I get this kind of overrated mindset going, but I appreciate her music to a degree nonetheless.
doesn't beat fast car - but i like it anyway. i like how tracy chapman is one of those artists who releases an album - disappears - and then comes out with another one a long time later. it's neat.
this gal is so overplayed that I can hardly stand to hear her voice anymore. Good thing I have a MUTE button.
I really liked this song. Between RP and local radio though, it seems like I hear this song at least once a day and I feel that\'s a conservative estimate. It\'s turned something enjoyable into something annoying.
Originally Posted by tg3k: I agree. Sorta. I can only take about 15 seconds of this song before I have to take off the headphones. This song's monotony, coupled with Tracy's voice, simply doesn't work for me.
My sentiments exactly.
Pleasant. For about 15 secs. Then grating.
Originally Posted by vanjulio: Each time I hear this song, which seems like every day, I stop listening to radioparadise. For some reason I just can't stand it. I like her voice, but something in the song makes me want to destroy things. AHHH!
I agree. Sorta. I can only take about 15 seconds of this song before I have to take off the headphones. This song's monotony, coupled with Tracy's voice, simply doesn't work for me.
Originally Posted by MsfStl: Could it be that you're single and wish you had someone to play with?
To me this song says: "He's a total loser, but dang it, I love 'im anyway." While that's inspiring in its own special kinda way, it doesn't exactly inspire me to rush out and find a mate. ;) Don't get me wrong, I dig the song, but that reply struck me as profoundly wacky.
Originally Posted by vanjulio: Each time I hear this song, which seems like every day, I stop listening to radioparadise. For some reason I just can't stand it. I like her voice, but something in the song makes me want to destroy things. AHHH!Posted 18 years ago by MsfStl    [ Reply ]
very upbeat, very heartfelt -- makes me wanna dance! :D
Originally Posted by Platypus: I think that she has shown a huge amount of growth since her early work. this is fantasic. :clap:
her earlier work was her best! However, I enjoy this also. :clap:
Each time I hear this song, which seems like every day, I stop listening to radioparadise. For some reason I just can\'t stand it. I like her voice, but something in the song makes me want to destroy things. AHHH!
"The Marriage Song" (aka Dreams and Visions) holds up very well and is relatively recent.
I love Tracy. Her stuff grows on me. Her style is subtle, and I think she is a great, prolific songwriter. I hope she keeps on writing and recording. I can\'t wait to see her next concert! :clap:
I suppose that when your first hit is "Fast Car", there's pretty much nowhere to go but down.
True true. "Fast Car" is an amazing song, as well as "Talking 'Bout A Revolution" and that whole album! All she's doing here is trying to repeat her freak success with her "bluesish" tune "Give Me One Reason". Well, give me one reason to stay here and listen to this.
Originally Posted by Platypus: I think that she has shown a huge amount of growth since her early work. this is fantasic. :clap:
Nicely put, Platy, and I agree :)
I think that she has shown a huge amount of growth since her early work. this is fantasic. :clap:
I find her husky, low voice with a few feminine notes interesting, but she needs more emotional variation, and the song itself has far too much repetition. I prefer the Scots accent of the announcer I just heard. Let\'s hear some Scots folk-rock, shall we?
Very mediocre, like most of her stuff since \'Crossroads\'. I suppose that when your first hit is \"Fast Car\", there\'s pretty much nowhere to go but down.