Find the best quotes by Tracy Chapman.
You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I’ve been trying to do that. It’s…
With other people, you’re always swapping music. Somebody is always listening to something you’ve never heard. It’s a great way to hear all sorts of…
When you feel like you’ve had a good show, you go backstage and you talk to yourself about it, and if you have a bad…
What does the future look like if the heads of society ask our young people to risk their lives for questionable causes? I think it…
The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something…
So much has happened to obscure the dialogue about race and about gender and discrimination in general, especially where those things touch on economics.
Music was never just a hobby for me. I’d pick up a guitar every day to work on whatever I was writing at the time.…
Men are able to sustain a career into their 50s and 60s and still present themselves as sex symbols. With women, on the other hand,…
I think of the audience the way I would think of another person: You meet someone, then you take it from there; you see what’s…
I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are…
I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don’t have a little…
Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don’t usually approach a record as a concept. There’s no overriding theme I’m trying to represent.…
As a child I always had a sense of social conditions and political situations. I think it had to do with the fact that my…
The way popular music is categorized and formatted cuts down on everyone’s options. And although people don’t talk about it, there are a lot of…
If you are living a life that feels right to you, if you’re willing to take creative chances or a creative path that feels like…
I think religion played a huge part in Bush’s re-election.
I don’t know – I’m not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go.
It’s fun playing small venues.
I’m not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go.
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