Last night I heard the screaming
loud voices behind the wall
another sleeples 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 sleeples 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 walked out the door
the tears were left in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
loud voices behind the wall
I pray that I was dreaming when I saw the ambulance in the road
and the police man said "I'm here to keep the peace,
would the crowd please disperse"
I think we all could use some sleep


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    General CommentA woman getting abused and no one will help. Sad, it is reality.
    wickedlady03on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Tracy Chapman cover. Its a great song but the one version jewel sang circulating around doesn't do it justice.

    Tracy's version is better but honestly it does better as poety than music. The harmony is awkward.
    troubadour13on August 03, 2009   Link

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