Tanita Tikaram - Good Tradition Lyrics

Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart cover art
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There's a good tradition of love and hate staying by the fireside
There's a good tradition of love and hate staying by the fireside

And though the rain may fall your father's calling you
You still feel safe inside
And though your ma's too proud your brother's ignoring you
You still feel safe inside

Oh, was this solo?
Was this yesterday?
Was this true for you?
'cause while all the rest have taken time
This didn't do a lot for you

And the corners laced with memories
Tell you how it used to be
Your mother smiles, the children play, and all the bad things happen miles away

And strong feelings never bother you
You hold your head up while the rest of us try to

Oh, call the stations
Call the people
We all want to know
'cause while all the rest have taken time
You don't want to know

Well, there's a good tradition of love and hate staying by the fireside
There's a good tradition of love and hate staying by the fireside

And though the rain may fall your father's calling you
You still feel safe inside
And though your ma's too proud your brother's ignoring you
You still feel safe inside

Oh, was this solo?
Was this yesterday?
Was this true for you?
'cause of all the choices you have made
This didn't do a lot for you
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Good Tradition
  • 2 Cathedral Song
  • 3 Sighing Innocents
  • 4 I Love You
  • 5 World Outside Your Window
  • 6 For All These Years
  • 7 Twist in My Sobriety
  • 8 Poor Cow
  • 9 He Likes the Sun
  • 10 Valentine Heart
  • 11 Preyed Upon


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Tanita Tikaram
    album: Track 1 in album Ancient Heart
    release date: 1988
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 2:53
    composer: Tanita Tikaram
    lyricist: Tanita Tikaram
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992583923
    script: Latin