Tracy Chapman - Telling Stories Lyrics

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There is fiction in the space between
The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesn't mean
You're not just telling stories
There is fiction in the space between
You and reality
You will do and say anything
To make your everyday life seem less mundane
There is fiction in the space between
You and me

There's a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
There's no one but you standing

Leave the pity and the blame
For the ones who do not speak
You write the words to get respect and compassion
And for posterity
You write the words and make believe
There is truth in the space between

There is fiction in the space between
You and everybody
Give us all what we need
Give us one more sad sordid story
But in the fiction of the space between
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Sometimes a lie is the best thing

Oh the best thing
Is the best thing

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
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track in album Telling Stories
    release date: 2000-2
    popularity : 734 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:58
    producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    engineer: Duane Baron
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): Europe
    barcode: 075596247825
    script: Latin