Smoke and Ashes

Tracy Chapman

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 3 in album New Beginning
release date: 1995-11-10
popularity : 60 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 6:40
producer: Tracy Chapman and Don Gehman
vocal: Tracy Chapman
mixer: Don Gehman
engineer: Don Gehman
assistant engineer: Kevin Scott, Doug Trantow and John Ewing, Jr.
lyricist: Tracy Chapman
composer: Tracy Chapman

Album Information

label: Elektra Entertainment
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 075596185028
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tracy Chapman New Beginning cover art

Lyrics

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I'd heard rumors and I'd heard talk
About the sea of tears too wide to cross
So I burned a path to figure out

If the talk is true yours is the same
And let our passions fan love's flame, oh yeah
When I looked for you I almost passed you by
I thought my friends had lied
It was there and then that I knew

If the talk is true yours is the same
And let our passions fan love's flame, oh yeah
I thought I'd won your heart when I held you hand in mine
But my right is your wrong
Your light and your heat have all been spent
Only smoke and ashes baby
I've got a red hot heart
I say there's fire down below

Salty stinging tears
But knowing now for certain that you were always right
It's only smoke and ashes, baby

And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby
I was blinded by devotion
So blinded that I thought all your lies were true
It was just a smoldering fire I mistook for a blaze

And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins (your heart's as blue)
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby (only)

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Heaven’s Here on Earth
  • 2 New Beginning
  • 3 Smoke and Ashes
  • 4 Cold Feet
  • 5 At This Point in My Life
  • 6 The Promise
  • 7 The Rape of the World
  • 8 Tell It Like It Is
  • 9 Give Me One Reason
  • 10 Remember the Tinman
  • 11 I’m Ready