Material World Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 4 in album Crossroads
release date: 1989-9-1
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length: 3:06
assistant engineer: Marty Lester
engineer: Kevin Smith
bass: Larry Klein
organ: William D. "Smitty" Smith
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
drums: Denny Fongheiser
percussion: Bobbye Hall
electric guitar: G.E. Smith
mix: Kevin Smith
assistant mix: Marty Lester
producer: David Kershenbaum, Tracy Chapman
vocal: Tracy Chapman

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You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding blood

Our own ancestors
Are hungry ghosts
Closets so full of bones
They won't close

Call it upward mobility
But you've been sold down the river
Just another form of slavery
And the whole man-made white world
Is your master

You in your fancy
Material world
Create in your own image
A supreme god

Your virgin Mary
Your holy ghosts
Claimed to be pure of heart
Have hands that are stained with blood

You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding

Track Listing

  • 1 Crossroads
  • 2 Bridges
  • 3 Freedom Now
  • 4 Material World
  • 5 Be Careful of My Heart
  • 6 Subcity
  • 7 Born to Fight
  • 8 A Hundred Years
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 All That You Have Is Your Soul