For My Lover
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


Two weeks in a Virginia jail
For my lover for my lover
Twenty thousand dollar bail
For my lover for my lover

And everybody thinks
That I'm the fool
But they don't get
Any love from you
The things we won't do for love
I'd climb a mountain if I had to
And risk my life so I could have you
You, you, you...

Everyday I'm psychoanalyzed
For my lover for my lover
They dope me up and I tell them lies
For my lover for my lover

I follow my heart
And leave my head to ponder
Deep in this love
No man can shake

I follow my heart
And leave my mind to wonder
Is this love worth
The sacrifices I make

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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Ekaterini Ioannidou

Two weeks in a Virginia jail
For my lover for my lover
Twenty thousand dollar bail
For my lover for my lover
And everybody thinks
That I'm the fool
But they don't get
Any love from you
The things we won't do for love
I'd climb a mountain if I had to
And risk my life so I could have you
You, you, you...
Everyday I'm psychoanalyzed
For my lover for my lover
They dope me up and I tell them lies
For my lover for my lover
I follow my heart
And leave my head to ponder
Deep in this love
No man can shake
I follow my heart
And leave my mind to wonder
Is this love worth
The sacrifices I make



Alun Davies

As a quite vulnerable person I
Always thought that it was about the female version of me with my falling in love with
Women that don’t care about me the way I care about them as I am a bloody fool where
Love is concerned as I never
Listen to the people that say
She ain’t what she appears to be Al be careful Al and I never used to listen and the last time that happened I got
Involved with a woman that loved the trappings of
Wealth and worse still I went
And married Her and of all the types for me to get involved with She was a Breadhead



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Keri Blank

Listening in 2020!! Loooooooove Tracy Chapman.... that tone moves my soul

YT_c4meron

Banging

YT_c4meron

Good music

Kerstin Zillner

Keri,
Therefor she sold hers!

9 meals away From anarchy

Only when I’m shit faced.

Ante Vers

It will never gets old....she took 13 years to wright this album...absolutly all songs in it kill us so badly/so good....its one of the best albums ever...nothing to throw inside ! I dont even understand that rolling stone magazine never elect it as the best album of the year once 🙄 but i don't really care... Her words are candies to my ears !!! thats the most important !



(please forgive my poor english, i'm not dumb...just french 😅)

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Joyce Pugh

I bought the album way, way back when it was released, and loved it. At the time, "Fast Car" got all of the attention -- understandably -- but this song haunted me. The refrain "you, you, you, you, you..." seemed a bit accusatory, a touch angry even, and not simply a hopelessly romantic admission of adoration to an undeserving lover. I listened to the song again today via YouTube (since I no longer own the album or CD) and I felt the same way. The "singer" is trapped, and knows it, but doesn't seem to care. Whether the "lover" is a man, a woman, narcotics, booze, or a situation, it doesn't matter. The "singer" is expressing everything in one syllable.

Earl Flowers

Reading.

Kerstin Zillner

@James Tolliver ,
You now, thats whats m.o.th.... all her lyriks are about.
Like anywhere in fucking m.o.th.

James Tolliver

For me, as a gay man, this song is about what we had to put up with just to be with the person we love, and what lengths we will go to. Four weeks in jail? Sure, I'll do that, because I can't deny who I love or who I am. To me, the "you, you, you, you..."...that's the reason I put up with all of that, so that I can spend time with you, and I'd do it again and again and again

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