Tracy Chapman - Behind the Wall Lyrics

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Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won't do no good to call
The police always come late
If they come at all

And when they arrive
They say they can't interfere
With domestic affairs
Between a man and his wife
And as they walk out the door
The tears well up in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
Then a silence that chilled my soul
I prayed that I was dreaming
When I saw the ambulance in the road
And the policeman said
"I'm here to keep the peace
Will the crowd disperse
I think we all could use some sleep"

Track Listing
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track 4 in album Tracy Chapman
    release date: 1988-4-1
    popularity : 280 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Soft Rock/Acoustic/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 1:50
    producer: David Kershenbaum
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    mixer: Kevin Smith
    engineer: Kevin Smith
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 7559607742
    script: Latin