New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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

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 bodys too old for working
I say his bodys too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebodys 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

I remember 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

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



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tracy_chapman/fast_car.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • s
    0
    SKingiJan 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I finally esacaped an alcaholic's home with nicknamed men trapsing through, a mother's reputation to overcome, brainwashed guilt doormat who paid for her binging, no apologies the next day, freedom came at 19yrs, when the light bulb exploded and the window of opportunity came I grabbed, with flatmates who inspired belief to leave my prison and town for 20yrs, I proved to my inner haunted child that the chains that once held me could be with time, unlinked. 20yrs returning to whanau (family) I returned with my twin inspirations only to find the cycle had spread from mother to siblings. The brain washing continued. The drive to esacap happened again, but now I no longer run from alcaholic drama's, instead I stand in my own light and dreams of a better future via practising what I preach only to my self without justification to other's or judgement on others. My children are my future, they see the cycle of their whanau (familys) actions and consequensenes and we are no longer held by the brainwashing of addictive behaviors and secrets. We are stronger for the lyric's of Tracy Chapman's honesty when other's choose not to empower, inspire, strengthen and reaffirm natural laws that parts of humanity have lost their way in the journey of life. She reminds us all of our purpose within the circle of life!
  • m
    0
    michael1973Sep 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    I feel really awful today. I've been listening to Tracy for many years and I've never paid enough attention to her lyrics. Today I had a little time to think and I took a little more time to listen to her again and I discovered how great she is I hope nobody in the states thinks she's a communist if not she's gonna suffer the same luck as John Lennon.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×