Fast Car
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Fast Car Chords And Lyrics By Tracy Chapman

Welcome to this Fast Car chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, an acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of Tracy Chapman, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Fast Car
Chords And Lyrics

Demo Tips & Pdf

Tracy Chapman released this song back in 1988 from her debut album and hit #1 in several countries and reached #6 in the US. Fast Car chords and lyrics are below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd Fret
  • Rhythm = use a downstroke pattern and some shuffle strumming in this song 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, G, Em, D, G6

Fast Car Lyrics

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 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

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 - His body's too young to look like this
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 - Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision - Leave tonight or live and die this way

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-I --- had a feeling that I belonged
I-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 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

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-I --- had a feeling that I belonged
I-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 would find it
I got no plans, I ain't going nowhere - So take your fast car and keep on driving

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-I --- had a feeling that I belonged
I-I -----------had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car - Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision - Leave tonight or live and die this way
Live and die this way X4

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