Smoke and Ashes

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "Give Me One Reason" and "Telling Stories". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. more »

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 yours is the same
We should be together 
And let our passions fan love's flame, oh yeah

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 yours is the same
We should be together 
And let our passions fan love's flame, oh yeah

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 
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'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 (your heart's as blue)
I say there's fire down below 
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby (only)
Only smoke and ashes baby, baby 

Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby

Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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