Last night I heard a screaming – Tracy Chapman

Heart-breaking acapella about such a common social problem: domestic violence (especially in poorer layers of society, especially against women). All the more in times of pandemics and quarentine… Thank you, goddess Tracy, for your music! 🙏

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
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
I 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”

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