3000 Miles

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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 »

Good girls walk fast
In groups of three 
Fast girls walk slow
On side streets  Sometimes the girls who walk alone 
Aren't found for days or weeks 

On the busy boulevards 
Bad boys call you names 
And cruise you hard
 Bullies laugh and grin and beat
Your soft skin against 
The cold concrete 

I'm 3,000 miles away [Repeat: x4]

 Knock you down
Make you bleed 
Make you cry
And make you think 
I'll die here soon if I don't leave 
If I don't leave if I don't leave 

This patch of sky and native ground
Take turns to push and pull you down
 Forget trying to live and be happy 
I'll take safe and terror free


Hit the floor 
Shut off the lights 
As the bullets fly
 Terror rules the dark night 
Dogs hang from the trees 

 Training ground for punks and thieves 
Home of poor white retirees
Who didn't bail
And couldn't sell
When color made the grass less green 


 Apples are filled with razor blades
But fools and innocents believe
That love and faith and truth and beauty 
Can make a garden of this human factory


Bad girls run fast
 Leave home alone 
No trace or clue of where they've gone
 Sometimes these girls are never found
 Never found never found



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3000 Miles