Crossroads Lyrics – Tracy Chapman

English 23 October 3, 1989
The lyrics of "Crossroads" by Tracy Chapman convey a defiant stance against societal expectations and pressures. The singer rejects the notion that others control her life, emphasizing her determination to protect her values and integrity. The metaphorical crossroads symbolize crucial decisions and challenges. Throughout the song, Chapman addresses themes of sacrifice, the influence of money, the deceptive nature of the devil, and the struggle to maintain personal convictions in the face of external demands. ...Read More

Crossroads Lyrics

[Verse 1: Tracy Chapman]
All you folks think you own my life
But you never made any sacrifice
Demons they are on my trail
I'm standing at the crossroads of the hell
I look to the left I look to the right
There're hands that grab me on every side

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh

[Verse 2: Tracy Chapman]
All you folks think I got my price
At which I'll sell all that is mine
You think money rules when all else fails
Go sell your soul and keep your shell
I'm trying to protect what I keep inside
All the reasons why I live my life

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh

[Verse 3: Tracy Chapman]
Some say the devil be a mystical thing
I say the devil he a walking man
He a fool, he a liar, conjurer and a thief
He try to tell you what you want
Try to tell you what you need

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh

[Bridge: Tracy Chapman]
Standing at the point
The road it cross you down
What is at your back?
Which way do you turn?
Who will come to find you first
Your devils or your gods?

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh

[Verse 4: Tracy Chapman]
All you folks think you run my life
Say I should be willing to compromise
I say all you demons go back to hell
I'll save my soul save myself

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh
Mmmmm
Mmh, mmh, mmh, mmh

[Outro: Tracy Chapman]
Save my soul save myself
Save my soul save myself
Save my soul save myself
Save my soul save myself

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Last Update: February 5, 2024

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Who is the singer of "Crossroads" song?

"Crossroads" song is sung by Tracy Chapman.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Crossroads" song?

"Crossroads" song lyrics written by David Kershenbaum & Tracy Chapman.

Who is the music producer of "Crossroads" song?

"Crossroads" song music composed & produced by Tracy Chapman & David Kershenbaum.

When was "Crossroads" song released?

"Crossroads" song was released on October 3, 1989.