TRACY CHAPMAN


Fast Car Lyrics

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money

We won't have to drive too far
Just across the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
I say his body's too young to look like his

My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way

See I remember we were driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in the market as a checkout girl

I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

See I remember we were driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
And I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids

I'd always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me'd find it
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

See I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

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Songwriter(s): Tracy L. Chapman
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di 07/19/12,11:15
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sad, but motivates to stand strong in my recovery from addiction, drive on or stay and live just to die, very appropriate for a recovering addict, I LOVE Tracy Chapman! Song has real meaning!
Shanashlie 03/24/12,22:23
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I thought that I heard different words to this song??? But I love this song it just makes me a little sad
Cx 04/29/11,11:28
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Omg a acc love this song and its so true I had to help my dad when he had a drink problem and becouse I wasent at school I got put into care and this song just basicley sums it all up!x
Freya-Sian 04/20/11,14:28
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i have always love this song its so peronal and i loveit how people can really relate to it tracey chapman your an amazing person :) btw tracey i love your whol album really need to o another one
altb 04/20/11,02:29
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OMG been listing this song all the time since britains got talent micheal collins 2011 he left me specchless
lhaimar 02/17/11,03:52
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i really love this song; bec. it reminds me to be strong and to be a good better individual. and it helps have a camaraderie to others. I'm proud to d composer especially to the singer. thanks YOU.
Kate 08/16/10,22:54
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Chorus always gives me goosebumps, even after hearing it a zillion times over the last 15 years or so. Very powerful song, just like Tracy's other songs.
Kaylea 05/10/10,09:04
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So this song reminds meof when my friends and I used to drive around, this was the song we would play, I never thought about the lyrics until now, its quite a sad song..thanks for the lyrics(:
Gareth 04/30/10,14:59
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A song about a woman who's life and hopes and dreams are slowly killed... and yet at the end asks someone she loves to leave her so that they might both have a better life, its bittersweet and sad.
brittney 10/29/09,10:15
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this song is very touching like the rest of tracy chapman music but this song touchesb you when you least expect :)
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