Songs That Stab Me in the Heart: “All That You Have Is Your Soul” by Tracy Chapman
Thanks, Jessica. You shared this via Instagram via Facebook or Twitter or one of those damned social media thingamajiggers and I was all “Oh! A Tracy Chapman song I’ve never heard!” and I actually searched for and listened to it. Not even just a casual click. Your day-long preoccupation was enough for me to think it must be good.
I had just written this post, feeling all smug and Earth Motherly, and then.
Why was I such a young fool
Thought I’d make history
Making babies was the best I could do
Thought I’d made something that could be mine forever
Found out the hard way one can’t possess another
All that I have is my soul. I guess I’d better polish it up, now.