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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genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 3:06
producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
drums: Denny Fongheiser
vocal: Tracy Chapman
mixer: Kevin Smith
engineer: Kevin Smith
electric guitar: G.E. Smith
bass: Larry Klein
organ: William D. "Smitty" Smith
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
percussion: Bobbye Hall
assistant mixer: Marty Lester
assistant engineer: Marty Lester
composer: Tracy Chapman

Cover Art

Tracy Chapman Crossroads cover art
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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


CD 1
  • 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