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Smoke And Ashes

Song by Tracy Chapman
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Song Lyrics

I`d heard rumors and I`d heard talk

About the trail you`d left of broken hearts

About the sea of tears too wide to cross

But a little bad press has never scared me off

So I burned a path to figure out

How to get me some of what you got

I`ve got a red hot heart

If the talk is true your`s is the same

And we should be together

And let our passions fan love`s flame

When I looked for you I almost passed you by

You were so cool and calm I thought my friends had lied

But I thought so much reserve must make you wild inside

It was there and then that I knew I had to get some of what you got

I`ve got a red hot heart

If the talk is true your`s is the same

And we should be together

And let our passions fan love`s flame

I thought I`d won your heart when I held you hand in mine

I thought it was true love the way we complemented each other

But my right is your wrong

And when you`re right then I`m left with nothing

Your light and your heat have all been spent

Leaving only smoke and ashes

Only smoke and ashes baby

I`ve got a red hot heart

Any your heart`s as blue as the blood in your veins

I say there`s fire down below

You say it`s only smoke and ashes baby

I`m crying all the time

Salty stinging tears

And mourning for the past carbon-dated years

But knowing now for certain that you were always right

Because if a breeze could blow you out of my life

It`s only smoke and ashes baby

Only smoke and ashes baby

I`ve got a red hot heart

And your heart`s as blue as the blood in your veins

I say there`s fire down below

You say it`s only smoke and ashes baby

I was blinded by devotion

My unwavering love for you

So blinded that I thought all your lies were true

But now I know for certain since you`ve gone away

It was just a smoldering fire I mistook for a blaze

Only smoke and ashes baby

I`ve got a red hot heart

And your heart`s as blue as the blood in your veins

I say there`s fire down below

You say it`s only smoke and ashes baby

Only smoke and ashes baby, baby ...

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 9 Collection Compilation 2001
1 3 New Beginning Studio Album 1995
1 1 Live Performances: 1988-2000 Live
1 12 Millennium Collection Compilation
1 1 Live Performances: 1988-2000 (disc 2)
1 28 Broadcasts and Rarities 2011
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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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