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You've got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we can 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've got nothing to prove

You've got a fast car
I've 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
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
I quit school and that's what I did.

You've 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

So 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 the feeling that I belong
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You've got a fast car
And we go cruising entertain ourselves,
You still ain't got a job
Now I work in the market as a checkout boy
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 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 the feeling that I belong
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You've got a fast car
And I've 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 would find it
I got no plans and I ain? t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So 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 the feeling that I belong
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

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



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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 5:53 am
    Fast car is about someone's life that starts with some hardship and didn't have a happy ending; two people who met and decided to run away and live new lives but in the end still got screwed up because one of them didn't keep his/her end of the deal. Their fast car was there when they ran away from their old lives. The same fast car was used by one of them to run away from the life the two of them established.
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 4:38 am
    I think this is about a kid and his dad. Like how he tries hard to take care of his dad and himself. I used to think of it as a love song till I read the part, "you 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 this". Then that's when they decided to drive away to make a better life, but in the end they had to decide if they should stop or just keep driving.

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