Fast Car Lyrics – Tracy Chapman

English 50 April 15, 1988
The lyrics of "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman tells the story of a young couple facing life's struggles and dreaming of a better future. The central theme revolves around the idea of using a fast car as a means to escape their current circumstances and build a better life together. ...Read More

Fast Car Song Lyrics

[Verse 1: 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
Me, myself, I got nothing to prove

[Verse 2: Tracy Chapman]
You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us outta here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won't have to drive too far
Just across the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
Finally see what it means to be living

[Verse 3: Tracy Chapman]
See, my old man's got a problem
He lives with a 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
When mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said, "Somebody's gotta take care of him"
So I quit school and that's what I did

[Refrain: Tracy Chapman]
You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

[Verse 4: Tracy Chapman]
You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
And we'll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

[Verse 5: Tracy Chapman]
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

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

[Refrain: Tracy Chapman]
You got a fast car
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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Last Update: February 5, 2024

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Who is the singer of "Fast Car" song?

"Fast Car" song is sung by Tracy Chapman.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Fast Car" song?

"Fast Car" song lyrics written by Tracy Chapman.

Who is the music producer of "Fast Car" song?

"Fast Car" song music composed & produced by David Kershenbaum.

When was "Fast Car" song released?

"Fast Car" song was released on April 15, 1988.