March 30, 1964 in Cleveland
Cleveland, OH, United States
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for the singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' Bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", and "Give Me One Reason." She is a multi-platinum and multi-Grammy award-winning artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio,U.S., Tracy Chapman began playing guitar and writing songs as a child. She received a scholarship through A Better Chance that allowed her to attend Wooster School in Connecticut, and was eventually accepted to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Tracy Chapman helped restore singer/songwriters to the spotlight in the '80s.
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This song is a classic because it summarizes all the promises that are made in a relationship and so many times, they fail to become a reality. How many times a person doesn't say "sorry" or "forgive me" or "I love you." It's always the actions that speak louder than words, but still we need them.