Tracy Chapman - Material World Lyrics




You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding blood

Our own ancestors
Are hungry ghosts
Closets so full of bones
They won't close

Call it upward mobility
But you've been sold down the river
Just another form of slavery
And the whole man-made white world
Is your master

You in your fancy
Material world
Create in your own image
A supreme god

Your virgin mary
Your holy ghosts
Claimed to be pure of heart
Have hands that are stained with blood

You in your fancy
Material world
Don't see the links of chain
Binding





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  1. Luca Luca

    tracy chapman...strong lady.. never sold herself. Alway faithful to herself

  2. LeahsWALKABOUT

    Aloha from Maui, Tracy Chapman is still one of my fav. Artist, like Bob Marley her music is timeless ! Leah Tunkara

  3. Glenda Browder

    To me the music starting out sounded like a Michael Jackson song

  4. julie Augnac

    Lyrics


    You in your fancy
    Material world
    Don't see the links of chain
    Binding blood


    Our own ancestors
    Are hungry ghosts
    Closets so full of bones
    They won't close


    Call it upward mobility
    But you've been sold down the river
    Just another form of slavery
    And the whole man-made white world
    Is your master


    You in your fancy
    Material world
    Create in your own image
    A supreme god


    Your virgin Mary
    Your holy ghosts
    Claimed to be pure of heart
    Have hands that are stained with blood


    Call it upward mobility
    But you've been sold down the river
    Just another form of slavery
    And the whole man-made white world
    Is your master


    You in your fancy
    Material world
    Don't see the links of chain
    Binding blood


    Our own ancestors
    Are hungry ghosts
    Closets so full of bones
    They won't close


    Call it upward mobility
    But you've been sold down the river
    Just another form of slavery
    And the whole man-made white world
    Is your master

    You in your fancy
    Material world
    Don't see the links of chain

    Binding

  5. Lauren Daniels

    This guitar is sick and those drums! Tracy always comes
    through

  6. Myrt

    Hey Oprah....listening?

  7. Rafael Carrizales

    Her voice thrills me with every great lyric of this track.

  8. jiddo jarmon

    I was listening this song in Egypt in 2007 now I’m in USA and still listening, I thought was the guy , I just found out in 2018 that she is a baby girl, long life Tracy

  9. Paulbyron Desfosses

    5;02pm 1/29/2018 Montgomery Alabama

  10. Angela Hodges

    We who are able to live decent lives with a roof over our head may know WHO and WHAT we are,  but some of us want false images of ourselves to be seen by the public moreso than our real images. Some of us don't even know our family history.

  11. salone tangela

    AWESOME DESCRIPTION OF A JOURNEY IN THIS CASTE SYSTEM. GO TRACEY!!!😀 GOD'S BLESSINGS ARE WITH YOU!!!!!

  12. William Allen

    great song

  13. Mathis Heller

    I think we all should listen to this song again and this time a bit more closely maybe?

    Virginia Gluck

    Absolutely agree Mathis Heller