Tracy Chapman Quotes

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Tracy Chapman Quotes

So dont be tempted by the shiny apple Dont 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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We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived.

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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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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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Men are able to sustain a career into their 50s and 60s and still present themselves as sex symbols. With women, on the other hand, people say, 'Why doesn't she retire?'

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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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I'm a hopeful cynic.

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

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I think it's important, if you are an artist, to use your music to stand up for what you believe in.

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

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

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The way popular music is categorized and formatted cuts down on everyone's options. And although people don't talk about it, there are a lot of issues of race determining musical categories of what's rock, R&B, or even folk. It ends up restricting creativity.

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It's fun playing small venues.

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Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.

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I think of the audience the way I would think of another person: You meet someone, then you take it from there; you see what's interesting to both of you.

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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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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'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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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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