Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman
Release year: 1988
Original Cover

"And the policeman said
I'm here to keep the peace
Will the crowd disperse
I think we all could use some sleep"
Tracy Chapman - Behind the Wall


Abolition by Fort Foundry

Background Story

Tracy Chapman is the self-titled debut album by Tracy Chapman, released in 1988, when she was 24 years old.

Tracy’s lyrics are the first ones that I ever learned by heart, without unerstanding exactly the meaning (I was very young). Even now, everytime that I listen to this album, her voice and her words catch my complete attention.

One song in particular is the strongest of the whole album: “Behind the walls”. There are no instruments, it’s just her voice telling haunting story about domestic violence.