Tracy Chapman - Unsung Psalm Lyrics

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There would be psalms sung by a choir
I would have a white robe a halo newly acquired
I'd be at peace and I'd have no desire
If I'd lived right

There would be cherubs with tiny harps arrows and bows
I'd have a halo and a flowing white robe
I'd be enfolded by a celestial light
If I'd lived right

But I'm feeling hot and bothered under the collar
I feel the sweat breaking out on my brow
I feel the heat and I know it's the passion
The love I can't disavow

If this is a dream wake me up now
If this is a movie let's edit these scenes out
It would be a PG instead of an X-rated life
If I'd lived right

Some would call me a cheat call me a liar
Say that I've been defeated by the basest desired
Yes I have strayed and succumbed to my vices
But I tried to live right

But I have no regrets no guilt in my heart
I only feel sadness for any pain that I've caused
I guess I wouldn't bother to worry at all
If I'd lived right

Do you live by the book do you play by the rules?
Do you care what is thought by others about you?
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you life for the future the present the past?

If there is one thing I know I know I will die
If anyone cares some stranger my critique my life
I may be revered or defamed and decried
But I tried to live right

There would be psalms sung by a choir
I would have a white robe a halo newly acquired
I'd be at peace and I'd have no desire
If I'd lived right
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
    album: Track in album Telling Stories
    release date: 2000-2
    popularity : 160 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:20
    producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    engineer: Duane Baron
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): Europe
    barcode: 075596247825
    script: Latin