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Cold Feet
Tracy Chapman

There was a little boy once upon a time

Who in spite of his young age and small size knew his mind

For every copper penny and clover he would find

Make a wish for better days the end of hard times

For no more cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

His clothes were always clean

His face was always scrubbed

There was food on the table enough to fill him up

His house was full of life - His house was full of love

But when winter days arrived

There was never money enough to shod his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He grew up to be a worker determined to succeed

He made a life for himself, free from worldly wants or needs

But with nobody to share the life he'd made

No body to keep him warm at night

When he'd go to sleep he'd sleep alone with his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

One night he walked the street looking to the heaven's above

Searching for a shooting star a benevolent God

When a woman passing by brushed his arm

He turned and found love

He then wished for the courage to ask this stranger

Who she was to not have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought she'd like the party life and want the finer things

So he promised more than he could buy

And he promised her the sun and moon to not have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He worked day and night his fingers to the bone

Hi worried mind guilty conscience drive him on

He can't give her what she needs

He wants to give her what he thinks she wants

Her sad-eyed face, his empty pockets drive him on and his cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He'd struggled all his life to be an honest man

Proud that the dirt on his palms was the soil of the land

But some guys he knew from high school days

Said they had a plan to get rich quick

And they could count him in if he don't have cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought about their offer accepted it without qualms

Dreamt about the life he'd buy

The comfort that would come without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He decided to tell his wife things would soon turn around

He said the little boy is dead

A man stands with you now without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

Without cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought he'd set his clock right, He though he'd read his watch

He left in such a hurry he didn't think to wish for luck

Makes no difference if you're early, No difference if you're late

When you're out of time, The flowers have been laid

You're six feet underground

With cold feet

Cold cold cold cold feet


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  3,000 Miles   3000 Miles   A Hundred Years   A Theory   Across The Lines   All That You Have Is Your Soul   Alles   Almost   America   Another Sun   At This Poing in My Life   At This Point In My Life   Baby   Baby Can I Hold You   Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight   Bang Bang Bang   Be and be not affraid   Be And Be Not Afraid   Be Careful Of My Heart   Before Easter   Behind The Wall   Born To Fight   Bridges   Broken   Change   Conditional   Croassroads   Crossroads   Devotion   Diesmal   Don't Dwell   Don't Dwell   Dreaming on a World   Fast Car   Fast Car (2015 Remastered)   First Try   Flitzer   For A Dream   For My Lover   For You   Freedom Now   Freiheit Jetzt   Get Up Stand Up   Give Me One Good Reason   Give Me One Reason   Give Me One Rreason   Going Back   Goodbye   Hab Acht Vor Meinem Herzen   Happy   Hard Wired   Heaven's Here On Earth   Hinter Der Wand   House of the Rising Sun   Hundert Jahre   Hundred Years   I Am Yours   I Did It All   I Used To Be A Sailor   I'm Ready   I'm Ready   If Not Now ...   If Not Now...   If There Are The Thigns   If These Are The Things   If You Wait For Me   Imagine   In The Dark   It's Ok   Kreuzwege   Less Than Strangers   Let It Rain   Love's Proof   Love's Proof   Massen   Material World   Materialistische Welt   Matters of The Heart   Mountain O'Things   Mountains O' Things   Mountains O'things   Mountains O'things   Never Yours   New Beginning   Nothing Yet   O Holy Night   Open Arms   Our Bright Future   Over in Love   Over In Love (instrumental)   Over In Love (International Bonus Track)   Over in Love [Instrumental]   Paper & Ink   Paper & Ink   Paper And Ink   Rape of the World   Reden Von Revolution   Remember the Tin Man   Remember The Tinman   Save A Place For Me   Save Us All   Say Hallelujah   Schranken Durchbrechen   She's Got Her Ticket   She's Got Her Ticket   Short Supply   Sie Hat Schon Ihr Ticket   Sing For You   Smoke And Ashes   So   Something to See   Something To See (No War)   Son Of A Preacher Man   Speak The Word   Spring   Stand By Me   Still I Cry   Subcity   Sweet One   Taken   Talk To You   Talkin Bout A Revolution   Talkin' Bout A Revolution   Talkin' Bout A Revolution   Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution   Talking About A Revolution   Talking' Bout A Revolution   Tell It Like It Is   Telling Stories   The First Person On Earth   The Love That You Had   The Love That You Have   The Only One   The Promise   The Rape Of The World   The Thrill Is Gone   The Times They Are A Changing   The Times They Are A-Changin'   Thinking Of You   This Time   Three Little Birds   Unsung Psalm   Unterstadt   Warum   Wedding Song   Wenn Nicht Jetzt...   Where Or When   Why   Why?   Woman's Work   You're The One

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