Material World
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


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

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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Lyrics


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


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
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
Don't see the links of chain
Binding



All comments from YouTube:

LeahsWALKABOUT

Aloha from Maui, Tracy Chapman is still one of my fav. Artist, like Bob Marley her music is timeless ! Leah Tunkara

Mathis Heller

I think we all should listen to this song again and this time a bit more closely maybe?

Robert Mooberry

Call it upward mobility, but you've been sold down the river. Just another form of slavery and the whole corporate made world is your master. She is right. If you are white and think you have it bad look back. Slavery didn't die because human nature changed. It died because the elite found a more efficient way.

Virginia Gluck

Absolutely agree Mathis Heller

Hans Lindquist

One thing I can say...Youre voice is melting my heart.It´s warm,safe...Thank you Tracy

Lauren Daniels

This guitar is sick and those drums! Tracy always comes
through

Rafael Carrizales

Her voice thrills me with every great lyric of this track.

salone tangela

AWESOME DESCRIPTION OF A JOURNEY IN THIS CASTE SYSTEM. GO TRACEY!!!😀 GOD'S BLESSINGS ARE WITH YOU!!!!!

mandrake mandrake

tracy chapman...strong lady.. never sold herself. Alway faithful to herself

jiddo jarmon

I was listening this song in Egypt in 2007 now I’m in USA and still listening, I thought was the guy , I just found out in 2018 that she is a baby girl, long life Tracy

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