Tracy Chapman - Material World Lyrics

Tracy Chapman Crossroads cover art
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You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding blood

Our own ancestors
Are hungry ghosts
Closets so full of bones
They won't close

Call it upward mobility
But you've been sold down the river
Just another form of slavery
And the whole man-made white world
Is your master

You in your fancy
Material world
Create in your own image
A supreme god

Your virgin Mary
Your holy ghosts
Claimed to be pure of heart
Have hands that are stained with blood

You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Crossroads
  • 2 Bridges
  • 3 Freedom Now
  • 4 Material World
  • 5 Be Careful of My Heart
  • 6 Subcity
  • 7 Born to Fight
  • 8 A Hundred Years
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 All That You Have Is Your Soul


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track 4 in album Crossroads
    release date: 1989-9-1
    popularity : 134 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Jazz-Rock
    length: 3:06
    producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
    drums: Denny Fongheiser
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    mixer: Kevin Smith
    engineer: Kevin Smith
    electric guitar: G.E. Smith
    bass: Larry Klein
    organ: William D. "Smitty" Smith
    acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
    percussion: Bobbye Hall
    assistant mixer: Marty Lester
    assistant engineer: Marty Lester
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596088824
    script: Latin