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Fast Car  Tracy Chapman

         [Em7]I want a ticket to a[Dadd11]nywhere.
Cmaj7 G*
Maybe we make a deal,

         [Em7]Maybe together we can g[Dadd11]et somewhere.

Cmaj7 G*
Any place is better.

         [Em7]Starting from zero, got n[Dadd11]othing to lose.

Cmaj7 G*
Maybe we'll make something,

         [Em7]Me myself, I got n[Dadd11]othing to prove.


Verse 2
You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here:
I been working at the convenience store,
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
Wont'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.


Verse 3
You see my old man's got a problem:
He live with the bottle, thats 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.


Verse 4
You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision:
Leave tonight or live and die this way.


Cmaj7, G*, Em7, Dadd11, Cmaj7, G*

[Em] I rem[Dadd11]ember when we were d[C]riving, driving in your car,

The s[G]peed so fast i felt like i was drunk,

[Em7]  City lights lay out before us
And your a[D]rm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder.
And [C]I___[Em7]__ had a [D]feeling that i belonged
And [C]I___[Em7]__ had a [D]feeling i could be someone, [C]be someone, [D]be someone.

Verse 5
You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourelves;
you still ain't fot a job
And 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 bigger house and live in the suburbs.




Verse 6
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 your friends than you do your kids.
I'd always hoped for better,
Thought maybe together you and me would find it,
I got no plans i ain't going nowhere,
so take your fast car and kep on driving.




Verse 7
You got a fast car
But 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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