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Tracy Chapman — Broken
Album: Let It Rain
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:17
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You can close your eyes
And see a picture perfect life
Inside of your mind
Dreaming only of the days ahead
Wanted and wished for more than now
Or the days behind
You waste your time

The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken
The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken

You can never think
You can't even stop yourself
Before the words have been spoken
And you've already said
You would give everything
And something for nothing
Everybody thinks you're joking

The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken
The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken

You want to be the one
Made over be your own
Before and after
And a supermarket
Beauty in a bottle queen
Who'll one day grace a check-out counter
Magazine front cover
Though the fine print reads

The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken
The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken

Lets it be broken
Lets it be broken
Lets it be broken
Lets it be broken
Lets it be broken
Broken
Broken

When your life is never what you wanted
Not even halfway normal
Just tarnished and soiled
When in your reach
A framed and frozen moment
So far from perfection
Not truth or transcendence
Will set you free
Still you don't believe

The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken
The picture makes a promise
The flesh lets it be broken
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When I first heard Tracy Chapman, I was hoping that she was a new Joan Armatrading, who was one of my favorite female vocalists in the 70's and 80's. I soon found, however, that that TC is no JA. Most of Tracy's songs are sung with the same notes, in the same shallow octave range with similar "poor me" messages. Joan sang about all sides of life with a gusto you could feel, and because of that, she was A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO. Please play some of Joan Armatrading's music on RP, Bill. Thanks!

















Hey Bill, let's change the stations name. What about Tracy Chapmans Paradise?

Tracy Chapman by ~XandervanDuijvenbode




If I ever need music to slit my wrists by, I now know what to listen to. Otherwise, no thanks. Really. I mean it.
Originally Posted by Nippur: Like both Tracy C. and Natalie Merchant... they are good singers with great voices... what else can we ask ?
Actual talent? :eek:
More Tracy please!
Originally Posted by groovin_listener: Please play more Tracy.
...and how about one of her predecessors: Joan Armatrading? It would be great to hear some of her music--an obvious influence!
beautiful song
Please play more Tracy.
Originally Posted by Enrique: Sounds sort of like Natalie Merchant--but with a better voice.
I really like Tracy Chapman's voice (and this song) but I think Natalie Merchant has a far more versatile and clear voice.
Those who say that all ther songs sounds the same have no ear for music, they are all kind of diferent somehow. Like both Tracy C. and Natalie Merchant... they are good singers with great voices... what else can we ask ?
Not broken. :notworthy:
this song\'s amazing. please play more often
sounds like Natalie Merchant at 78 instead of 45 (for all you old timers!)
Sounds sort of like Natalie Merchant--but with a better voice.
They apparently do play her as often as they want... they're playing this song again, right now.
Originally Posted by mangialone: Her songs may sound similar but I like her. You can play her as often as you want!
Her songs may sound similar but I like her. You can play her as often as you want!
:frustrated: do any of tracy chapman songs sound different from one another? did she just do a 24 marathon recording session 10 years ago and is now just slowly spewing out CDs? :frustrated:
More TC?