Paper and Ink
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


Touched the mirror
Broke the surface of the water
Saw my true self
All illusions shattered

Money's only paper only ink
We'll destroy ourselves if we can't agree
How the world turns
Who made the sun
Who owns the sea
The world we know will fall piece by piece

Sat down up close to the colored black hole
Like they'd always told me not to
Saw the one dimension polka dot pacifier
And all illusions shattered

Money's only paper only ink
We'll destroy ourselves if we can't agree
How the world turns
Who made the sun
Who owns the sea
The world we know will fall piece by piece

Bared myself wholly heart and body unadorned
Stripped down solely
To the evil and the good
Felt no shame
Naked to the world
And all illusions shattered

Money's only paper only ink
We'll destroy ourselves if we can't agree
How the world turns
Who made the sun
Who owns the sea
The world we know will fall piece by piece

Faced towards the sea
Looked to heaven up above
Felt the world revolve around me
No one could tell me otherwise
But the turbulent waters won't reflect this life
Only the sun the moon and sky
And all illusions shattered

Money's only paper only ink
We'll destroy ourselves if we can't agree
How the world turns
Who made the sun
Who owns the sea
The world we know will fall piece by piece

Money's only paper only ink

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Tia Savy

"Touched the mirror Broke the surface of the water Saw my true self All illusions shattered" i love this part i got it tattooed on me it means so much to me , much love to tracy chapman ! xo

Michael Jenner

Truth and beauty. She's saying what's important for us to hear. She's trying to save the world and doing it the best way she can. God bless her!

Lacayo Norales

She really play clean music, I learned English listening to Tracy Chapman music. Her music makes me feel calm and get into a peaceful mood.

Prabita Gurung

Ok

alexcruz1000

This song is incredible. The whole album is amazing. "Telling stories" is one of my favorite ones.

Kate Fulton

it's all an illusion... materialism is destroing us....love her !!

Dungs Peter

where is this woman from? she is of a strange orientation in music, music not of this world,music from the world of peace. God!! I love this song.

Halalisani Zwane

too much couldn't agree with you more.

QkrSocialist

Tracy is from Cleveland Ohio. She attended Tufts in my neighborhood for college. Love her so much ❀️. @Ophelia Montaque

Ophelia Montaque

I love this lady, I wondered where is she from also, never found out, if you know, let me know. I have most of her song, thanks

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