Fast Car
Tracy Chapman (1988)



  C     G           Em    D
| D - D U - u d u | D - D U - u d u |
  1   2 &   & 4 &   1   2 &   & 4 &

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
[Em] I want a ticket to [D] anywhere.
[C] Maybe we make a [G] deal,
[Em] Maybe together we can [D] get somewhere.

[C] Any place is [G] better.
[Em] Starting from zero, got [D] nothing to lose.
[C] Maybe we'll make [G] something,
[Em] Me myself, I got [D] nothing to prove.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
[Em] I got a plan to [D] get us out of here:
[C] I been working at the [G] convenience store,
[Em] Managed to save just a [D] little bit of money.

[C] Won't have to drive too [G] far
[Em] Just 'cross the border and [D] into the city,
[C] You and I can [G] both get jobs
And [Em] finally see what it [D] means to be living.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

You see, [C] my old man's got a [G] problem
He [Em] live with the bottle, that's the [D] way it is.
He [C] says his body's too old for [G] working,
His [Em] body's too young to [D] look like his.

My [C] mama went off and [G] left him,
she [Em] wanted more from life than [D] he could give,
I said, "[C] Somebody's got to take [G] care of him."
So [Em] I quit school and that's [D] what I did.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
But is it [Em] fast enough so we can [D] fly away?
[C] We gotta make a de- [G] cision
[Em] Leave tonight or live and [D] die this way.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

Chorus
So remember when we were [C] driving, driving in your car,
The [G] speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
[Em] City lights lay out before us
And your [D] arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder.
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling that I belonged
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling I could be someone,
[C] be someone, [D] be someone.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
And [Em] we go cruising to enter- [D] tain ourselves;
[C] you still ain't got a [G] job
And I [Em] work in a market as a [D] checkout girl.

[C] I know things will get [G] better
[Em] You'll find work and [D] I'll get promoted,
[C] We'll move out of the [G] shelter
[Em] Buy a bigger house and [D] live in the suburbs.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

Chorus
So remember when we were [C] driving, driving in your car,
The [G] speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
[Em] City lights lay out before us
And your [D] arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder.
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling that I belonged
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling I could be someone,
[C] be someone, [D] be someone.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
And [Em] I got a job that [D] pays all our bills.
[C] You stay out drinking [G] late at the bar,
You see [Em] more your friends than you [D] do your kids.
[C] I'd always hoped for [G] better,
[Em] Thought maybe together [D] you and me would find it,
[C] I got no plans I ain't [G] going nowhere,
so [Em] take your fast car and [D] keep on driving.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

Chorus
So remember when we were [C] driving, driving in your car,
The [G] speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
[Em] City lights lay out before us
And your [D] arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder.
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling that I belonged
And [C] I - [Em] I   had a [D] feeling I could be someone,
[C] be someone, [D] be someone.

[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]

[C] You got a fast [G] car.
But is it [Em] fast enough so we can [D] fly away?
[C] We gotta make a de- [G] cision
[Em] Leave tonight or live and [D] die this way.
[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G] [Em] [D]
[C] [G]


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