Tracy Chapman - Speak the Word Lyrics

Tracy Chapman Telling Stories cover art
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Unsettled hearts
Promise what they can't deliver
Bring me the wine
And the cold night air to clear my head
Gray matter memory house
Master of this trembling flesh
Steady still my doubts
Let me speak the word that precedes bliss
Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

Love love love love love love love love

Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

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Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

These weakened knees
Have not touched ground or pew in ages
I haven't bowed my head
To offer thanks to any god or to ask for favors
But watch me now
I'm falling down
Praying
To speak the word that precedes bliss
To speak the word
To speak the word

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Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

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Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word

Speak the word
Let me speak the word
Let me speak the word
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Let me speak the word
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Let me speak the word
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Let me speak the word
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Track Listing
  • 1 Three Little Birds (Live)
  • 2 House of the Rising Sun (Live)
  • 3 Mountains o' Things (Live)
  • 4 Behind the Wall (Live)
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You
    HDCD 2
  • 1 Telling Stories
  • 2 Less Than Strangers
  • 3 Speak the Word
  • 4 It's OK
  • 5 Wedding Song
  • 6 Unsung Psalm
  • 7 Nothing Yet
  • 8 Paper and Ink
  • 9 Devotion
  • 10 The Only One
  • 11 First Try
    HDCD 3
  • 1 Three Little Birds (live)
  • 2 House of the Rising Sun (live)
  • 3 Mountains O'Things (live)
  • 4 Behind the Wall (live)
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track in album Telling Stories
    release date: 2000-2
    popularity : 207 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:13
    producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    engineer: Duane Baron
    lyricist: Tracy Chapman
    composer: Tracy Chapman
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): Europe
    barcode: 075596247825
    script: Latin