Across the Lines Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 3 in album Tracy Chapman
release date: 1988-4-1
popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock/Acoustic/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:25
producer: David Kershenbaum
drums: Denny Fongheiser
vocal: Tracy Chapman
mixer: Kevin Smith
engineer: Kevin Smith
bass: Larry Klein
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
hammered dulcimer: Jack Holder
composer: Tracy Chapman
lyricist: Tracy Chapman

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Across the lines
Who would dare to go
Under the bridge
Over the tracks
That separates whites from blacks

Choose sides
Or run for your life
Tonight the riots begin
On the back streets of America
They kill the dream of America

Little black girl gets assaulted
Ain't no reason why
Newspaper prints the story
And racist tempers fly
Next day it starts a riot
Knives and guns are drawn
Two black boys get killed
One white boy goes blind

Little black girl gets assaulted
Don't no one know her name
Lots of people hurt and angry
She's the one to blame


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  • 2 Fast Car
  • 3 Across the Lines
  • 4 Behind the Wall
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You
  • 6 Mountains o’ Things
  • 7 She’s Got Her Ticket
  • 8 Why?
  • 9 For My Lover
  • 10 If Not Now…
  • 11 For You