Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You (Live and album versions)

Tracy Chapman’s beautiful 1988 song – Baby Can I Hold You, both live and album versions. It is the third single released by Chapman, the American contemporary folk artist.

And the duet of Chapman and the legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

“This has got to be one of the saddest and most haunting songs ever written about love unrequited, of blind devotion and sacrifice, and of giving and being used and abused in return, But such is life sometimes. Perhaps it is all too common for people to experience these kinds of relationships, holding on and holding out with what little desperate hope there is for one more shared.” — A youtube comment on the video page.

Lyrics

Sorry
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like sorry like sorry

Forgive me
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like forgive me forgive me

But you can say baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you’d be mine

I love you
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like I love you I love you

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