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Fast Car

Song by Tracy Chapman
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Song Lyrics

You got a fast car

I want a ticket to anywhere

Maybe we make a deal

Maybe together we can get somewhere

Any place 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

I got a plan to get us out of here

I`ve been working at the convenience store

Managed to save just a little bit of money

Won't have to drive too far

Just cross the border and into the city

You and I can both get jobs

And fin`lly see what it means to be living

See my old man's got a problem

He lives 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

Is it fast enough so we can fly away

We gotta make a decision

We leave tonight or live and die this way

I remember when we were driving driving in your car

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

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

You got a fast car

We go cruising to 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

So I remember when we were driving driving in your car

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

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

You got a fast car

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

So I remember when we were driving driving in your car

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

And 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

You leave tonight or live and die this way

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Alternative Versions

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 1 Collection Compilation 2001
1 2 Tracy Chapman Studio Album 1988
1 2 Tracy Chapman Album 1988
1 1 Fast Car Single 1993
1 1 Fast Car / The Love I Have Unofficial 2004
1 5 Live Unofficial
1 5 1988-07: Live & Alive: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland Live
1 10 Live Performances: 1988-2000 Live
1 2 Greatest Hits Compilation 2015
1 10 Live Performances: 1988-2000 (disc 2)
1 565 80's Giga Hits Collection 2008
1 1 Broadcasts and Rarities 2011

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Cross ... View All »
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Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Track Song Title Duration
1 Talkin' Bout A Revolution 2:38
2 Fast Car 4:29
3 Across The Lines 3:25
4 Behind The Wall 1:49
5 Baby Can I Hold You 3:16
6 Mountains O' Things 4:39
7 She's Got Her Ticket 3:56
8 Why 2:38
9 For My Lover 3:13
10 If Not Now ... 3:01
11 For You 3:09
Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Re ... View All »
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