Tracy Chapman Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Tracy Chapman Quotes and Sayings

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    After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that goes back to the possible source of inspiration. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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. It's all about the individual songs. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 list of topics to write about. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    I learn all these things about the record talking about it after it's finished. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    I often write either really early in the morning, or really late at night. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 a lot of references to weather, too! Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    I'm a hopeful cynic. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    Love's a recurring theme through my work. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    People's real hopes and dreams can be distorted and misdirected and packaged until you're not sure what you really want or what you even really need. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives. It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 show you talk to yourself about it. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 new things. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF
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    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 really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person. Tracy Chapman | Refcard PDF






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