Tracy Chapman is serious about her smile. She does not bestow it lightly. Laughter, the same story. She covers her mouth when she laughs, as though to hide the fact that she is tickled about something. "If there is some major misconception about me," she says very seriously, "it is that I'm always serious." And then, a brief smile.
Be careful of my heart
I just lost a little faith
When you broke my heart
She is smaller and more delicate than she appears in pictures, her voice higher and more nasal than on her records. There is a solidity about...