Tuesday, November 05, 2013

the song is self-explanatory . . . and very addicting


i don't know much about Tracy Chapman or her music, save for that ditty that Boyzone bastardized and her political and social activism.  the woman has, for the most part of her career, been able to keep her work and personal life separate.  i love that she is able to get people to focus on her music and the things she has done for society than the clothes she is wearing or who she's dating.

i heard this song over the weekend and i can't take it off my head ever since. i remember feeling that way the first time i heard it.  i imagine myself singing it.  it is very timely to me now because of the whole going away and chasing part and i need a reason to stay.

Give Me One Reason
Tracy Chapman

Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Because I don't want leave you lonely
But you got to make me change my mind

Baby I got your number and I know that you got mine
But you know that I called you, I called too many times
You can call me baby, you can call me anytime
But you got to call me

Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Because I don't want leave you lonely
But you got to make me change my mind

I don't want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I don't want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I just want someone to hold me and rock me through the night

This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
But I'm too old to go chasing you around
Wasting my precious energy

Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Because I don't want leave you lonely
But you got to make me change my mind

Baby just give me one reason, Give me just one reason why
Baby just give me one reason, Give me just one reason why I should stay
Because I told you that I loved you
And there ain't no more to say