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Cold Feet

Song by Tracy Chapman
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Tracy Chapman

There was a little boy once upon a time

Who in spite of his young age and small size knew his mind

For every copper penny and clover he would find

Make a wish for better days, the end of hard times

For no more cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

His clothes were always clean

His face was always scrubbed

There was food on the table, enough to fill him up

His house was full of life, his house was full of love

But when winter days arrived there was never

Money enough to shod his cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

He grew up to be a worker determined to succeed

He made a life for himself

Free from worldly wants or needs

But with nobody to share the life he`d made

No body to keep him warm at night

When he`d go to sleep - he`d sleep alone

With his cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

One night he walked the streets

Looking to the heavens above

Searching for a shooting star, a benevolent God

When a woman passing by brushed his arm

He turned and found love

He then wished for the courage to ask this stranger who she was

To not have cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

One year later he stood beside her

He vowed "I`ll give you everything you want"

She said "I`ll take some love from my heart to keep your body warm"

"You won`t have cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet"

He thought she`d like the party life

And want the finer things

So he promised more than he could buy

And he`d promise her the sun and moon

To not have cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

He worked day and night his fingers to the bone

His worried mind guilty conscience drive him on

He can give her what she needs

He wants to give her what he thinks she wants

Her sad-eyed face

His empty pockets drive him on

And his cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

He`d struggled all his life to be an honest man

Proud that the dirt on his palms was the soil of the land

But some guys he knew from high school

Said they had a plan to get rich quick

And they could count him in

If he don`t have cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

He thought about their offer

Accepted it without qualms

Dreamt about the life he`d buy

The comfort that would come

Without cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet

He decided to drive the car

He decided to carry the gun

To take the biggest risk of all

To prove his loyalty to his friends

He decided to tell his wife

Things would soon turn around

He said "the little boy is dead, a man stands with you now

Without cold feet - cold, cold, cold, cold feet"

He thought he`d set his clock right

He thought he`d read his watch

He left in such a hurry

He didn`t think to wish for luck

Makes no difference if you`re early

No difference if you`re late

When you`re out of time

The flowers have been laid

You`re six feet underground

With cold feet - cold,cold cold, cold feet

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 4 New Beginning Studio Album 1995

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Cross ... View All »
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Tracy Chapman - New Beginning
Track Song Title Duration
1 Heaven's Here On Earth 5:24
2 New Beginning 5:33
3 Smoke And Ashes 6:39
4 Cold Feet 5:41
5 At This Point In My Life 5:09
6 The Promise 5:28
7 The Rape Of The World 7:07
8 Tell It Like It Is 6:05
9 Give Me One Reason 4:29
10 Remember The Tinman 5:45
11 I'm Ready 4:56
Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Re ... View All »
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