fast car ~ tracy chapman

you got a fast car and 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 and 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

we 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 lived 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 but 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 we were driving, driving in your car
the speed so fast i felt like i was drunk

city lights lay out before us
and your arm felt nice wrapped around 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 and we go cruising to 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
we’ll move out of the shelter, buy a big house and live in the suburbs

you got a fast car and 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 would find it

i got no plans and i ain’t going nowhere
so take your fast car and keep on driving


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