Telling Stories Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track in album Telling Stories
release date: 2000-2-14
popularity : 248 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:58
producer: Tracy Chapman and David Kershenbaum
vocal: Tracy Chapman
engineer: Duane Baron
lyricist: Tracy Chapman
composer: Tracy Chapman

Cover Art

Tracy Chapman Telling Stories cover art
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There is fiction in the space between
The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesn't mean
You're not just telling stories
There is fiction in the space between
You and reality
You will do and say anything
To make your everyday life seem less mundane
There is fiction in the space between
You and me

There's a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
There's no one but you standing

Leave the pity and the blame
For the ones who do not speak
You write the words to get respect and compassion
And for posterity
You write the words and make believe
There is truth in the space between

There is fiction in the space between
You and everybody
Give us all what we need
Give us one more sad sordid story
But in the fiction of the space between
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Sometimes a lie is the best thing

Oh the best thing
Is the best thing


Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 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 2
  • 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