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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 »

You can close your eyes
And see a picture perfect life
 Inside of your mind
 Dreaming only of the days ahead  Wanted and wished for more than now
Or the days behind 
You waste your time

The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 
The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 

You can never think
You can't even stop yourself  Before the words have been spoken 
And you've already said
You would give everything 
And something for nothing  Everybody thinks you're joking 

The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 
The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 

You want to be the one 
Made over be your own
 Before and after 
And a supermarket  Beauty in a bottle queen
Who'll one day grace a check-out counter  Magazine front cover  Though the fine print reads

The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 
The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 

Lets it be broken 
Lets it be broken 
Lets it be broken 
Lets it be broken 
Lets it be broken  Broken  Broken 

When your life is never what you wanted 
Not even halfway normal
Just tarnished and soiled 
When in your reach 
A framed and frozen moment
So far from perfection 
Not truth or transcendence 
Will set you free
 Still you don't believe 

The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broken 
The picture makes a promise 
The flesh lets it be broke

Written by: TRACY CHAPMAN, TRACY L CHAPMAN

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