The Rape of the World Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 7 in album New Beginning
release date: 1995-11-10
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 7:11
producer: Don Gehman and Tracy Chapman
mixer: Don Gehman
engineer: Don Gehman
assistant engineer: Kevin Scott, Doug Trantow and John Ewing, Jr.
composer: Tracy Chapman
lyricist: Tracy Chapman

Cover Art

Tracy Chapman New Beginning cover art
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Mother of us all
Place of our birth
How can we stand aside
And watch the rape of the wold

This the beginning of the end
This the most heinous of crimes
This the deadliest of sins
The greatest violation of all time

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness
To the rape of the world

You've seen her stripped mined
You've heard of bombs exploded underground
You know the sun shines
Hotter than ever before

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness
To the rape of the world

Some claim to have crowned her
A queen
With cities of concrete and steel
But there is no glory no honor
In what results
From the rape of the world

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness
To the rape of the world

She has been clear-cut
She has been dumped on
She has been poisoned and beaten up
And we have been witness
To the rape of the world

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
How can we stand aside
And watch the rape of the world

If you look you'll see it with your own eyes
If you listen you will hear her cries
If you care you will stand and testify
And stop the rape of the world

Stop the rape of the world
Mother of us all
Mother of us all
Mother of us all
Mother of us all


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