Telling Stories
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


There is fiction in the space between
The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesn't mean
You're not just telling stories
There is fiction in the space between
You and reality
You will do and say anything
To make your everyday life seem less mundane
There is fiction in the space between
You and me

There's a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
There's no one but you standing

Leave the pity and the blame
For the ones who do not speak
You write the words to get respect and compassion
And for posterity
You write the words and make believe
There is truth in the space between

There is fiction in the space between
You and everybody
Give us all what we need
Give us one more sad sordid story
But in the fiction of the space between
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Sometimes a lie is the best thing

Oh the best thing
Is the best thing

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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There is fiction in the space between
The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesn't mean
You're not just telling stories
There is fiction in the space between
You and reality
You will do and say anything
To make your everyday life seem less mundane
There is fiction in the space between
You and me
There's a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
There's no one but you standing
Leave the pity and the blame
For the ones who do not speak
You write the words to get respect and compassion
And for posterity
You write the words and make believe
There is truth in the space between
There is fiction in the space between
You and everybody
Give us all what we need
Give us one more sad sordid story
But in the fiction of the space between
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Oh the best thing
Is the best thing



All comments from YouTube:

LearnAmericanEnglishOnline

Awesome! I remember the first time I heard this song and then learning how to play it on guitar. It's not that hard, but who can sing like Tracy Chapman?

yeoworld

indeed, she is unmatched. I am learning some of her songs as well but as you said 😁

Chris Lees

Joan Armatrading

frank sontowski

come on, you can do it.

Shinzu Music

FINALLY ! Wow, what a song.

Rádio 100% Jogos de SINUCA

For A long time I was looking for this song.!!!!!! I thought ... that's cool ..!! hehehehe

Cécilia Caetano

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Auke de Peuter

Dear Tracy,

About a year-and-a-half ago, I unexpectedly lost my brother. My brother was a writer and a great story teller.
As the boat, on which the funeral was kept, sailed away, this song played through the speakers. Telling, in my own interpretation of the lyrics, the story of my brother.
Despite our tears, my mother and me danced and reminisced about my brother to your music. Leaving a little happy memory on the saddest day of my life.

Thank you.

odia david

@Oh No Yes. At his dear brother funeral. Read his comments, to see why he danced.

Keith Evans

Sorry for your loss Auke

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