Behind The Wall Lyrics - Tracy Chapman

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Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won't do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won't do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

And when they arrive
They say they can't interfere
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With domestic affairs
Between a man and his wife
And as they walk out the door
The tears well up in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
Then a silence that chilled my soul
Prayed that I was dreaming
When I saw the ambulance in the road

And the policeman said
"I'm here to keep the peace.
Will the crowd disperse?
I think we all could use some sleep."

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won't do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

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wow! | Reviewer: magnus | 2/6/14

I will always admire and love Tracey Chapman for having the courage and integrity to pen this song! I remember the first time I ever heard it all those years ago, it still chills me to the bone! Amazing lady!

prevent GBV | Reviewer: lydia | 1/26/14

i luv this track it is so intouch wt reminds me of acyivism against gender based violence themed "prevent violence against women"
n'this song's a perfect wake up cal lets nt tak violence lightly it nids to b stoped

Sadly true | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/20/13

Im 13 year old kid my mother and I once had to sit though a phone call of a woman being abused and I kept hearing this song and when I was alone I just had to cry it sent chills down my spine it's the song that won't give you goose bumps but will make you shiver with fear

Behind the wall,by tracy chapman | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/13/12

this song is so moving,heard it when i was so young at the age of 5 years but still feels the same,it brings back some poignant memories,tracy music always touches the soul,so nice and the fact that it talk about real life issues

World's most haunting song? | Reviewer: Daniel Pitt | 6/5/12

I can recall being introduced to this particular track as a teenager and having to hide in my room because I was genuinely sobbing my heart out at it. No music, no effects, no gimmicks just pure soul woven into a tragic story that happens far too often around the world. This is probably the most beautiful, haunting and poignant thing I have ever heard - Last Night doesn't give you goosebumps but full-bodied shivers.

No 2 gender based violence | Reviewer: Phineas | 12/24/10

this song must be continuously played in public places so as 2 advocate 4 a society that is free frm gender based violance.its every1's duty 2 agitate 4 the stop of such a morden man i believe that males & females are all equal so why abuse the women/girls.its direct violation of human ethics.

crying | Reviewer: Ophelia | 11/26/10

Most Tracy Chapman songs make me cry and this is one of them, to be honest I think Tracy's songs are the best ever written and that's coming from a 13 year old girl, some songs don't deserve to be forgotten and most of the people in my class haven't heared of her before, it's a shame.

chapman outlines abuse via media. | Reviewer: jade kelly | 4/21/10

Behind the wall, by Tracy Chapman gives a clear outline of what it is like to be a neighbour to someone who is abusing or being abused. Due to the fact that this is set in the american ghetto, it is not uncommon to find that women are abused by there husbands and that the police can't do anything to stop it.

You can save a situation | Reviewer: Davide Deo | 11/22/09

For quite a long time have been putting up with a friends silly mistake and standing in the gap defending to his ills turning a blind eye and deaf ear to all of this to show some love but this was not to be. If there is a fight be the ref you can save a life its never a family affair if some one is hurtin protect all' you heard the screams and the fight find out

im a guy | Reviewer: zak | 11/2/09

Although i'm a guy i understand the feeling as i saw these scenarios as a kid growing up and i promise to be the best husband i can be and never inflict that pain and fear someone that cant defend themselves.

Thank you Tracy | Reviewer: Bumblebee | 1/12/09

Every time my fiance hit me I thought of this song. Until finely, I decided I didn't want to be that women. Now I have the lyrics on my wall, and every time I feel like I need to I read them to myself. I wish there was something I could do to make all the other women and men out there who are in relationships that aren't healthy realize that they can do better no one, needs the pain.

i understand | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/31/08

i dont know where to begin, this song is a part of every womans white red pink or yellow it speaks to all ,some of us have been ther when we saw this first hand.i think it gives everyone something to think about.

the song of silence | Reviewer: Babitha Marina Justin | 10/4/07

I have chosen this song as part of an introductory course on Black American women movement and related issues. the reception of the song as part of the course was astonding. after the song was played, there was pin drop silence in an otherwise vibrant class. besides being a song of the ghettoised black woman, it is also a bone chilling illustration on domestic violence and the reaction of the authorities o it. and the absence of intruments in the background makes it penetrate deep iinto out hearts...
i would say its a song deeply felt by the singer herself

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