Fast Car – Tracy Chapman!

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.
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, finally 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, 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.

So I remember when we were driving, driving in your car,
speed so fast it felt like I was drunk.
City lights lay out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder,
and I, I had a feeling that I belonged.
And I, 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 It felt like I was drunk.
City lights lay out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder,
and I, I had a feeling that I belonged.
And I, 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 till late at the bar, see more of your friends than you do your kids.
I’d always hoped for better but maybe together you and me’d find it.
If you got no plans and ain’t going nowhere, 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, I had a feeling that I belonged.
And I, 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.


Fast Car – Chords & Guitar Lessons

This song is played differently to how Tracy Chapman played it. Instead of finding the chords higher up the neck, I use open position chords.

Perhaps the most difficult part is to move from a finger style verse to a strummed chorus.

Go to Fast Car – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Tracy Chapman – Biography

Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talking About A Revolution, and Baby Can I Hold You from her self-entitled titled debut album Tracy Chapman.

Amazingly, these were the three first songs on the debut.

Go to Tracy Chapman – Biography.

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