Who Sang Across the Lines? Tracy Chapman

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
release date: 1988-4-1
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock/Acoustic/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:25
producer: David Kershenbaum
membranophone: Denny Fongheiser
vocal: Tracy Chapman
mixer: Kevin Smith
engineer: Kevin Smith
bass: Larry Klein
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
hammered dulcimer: Jack Holder
Across the lines
Who would dare to go
Under the bridge
Over the tracks
That separates whites from blacks

Choose sides
Or run for your life
Tonight the riots begin
On the back streets of America
They kill the dream of America

Little black girl gets assaulted
Ain't no reason why
Newspaper prints the story
And racist tempers fly
Next day it starts a riot
Knives and guns are drawn
Two black boys get killed
One white boy goes blind

Little black girl gets assaulted
Don't no one know her name
Lots of people hurt and angry
She's the one to blame



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  • 2 Fast Car
  • 3 Across the Lines
  • 4 Behind the Wall
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You
  • 6 Mountains o’ Things
  • 7 She’s Got Her Ticket
  • 8 Why?
  • 9 For My Lover
  • 10 If Not Now…
  • 11 For You

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 7559607742
    script: Latin