Coverafbeelding Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
  • Statistieken
  •   13 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   398 punten
  •   1988

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   30-03-1964
Land   Verenigde Staten

In 1988 kwam haar eerste titelloze album uit, waarop o.a. de hitsingle Fast Car staat. Door een optreden tijdens een verjaardagsfeest van Nelson Mandela in het Wembley-stadion liet zij met enkel haar gitaar een akoestische versie horen van Talkin' Bout A Revolution. Het album werd mede hierdoor een succes. Ze ontving er 3 Grammys voor. Het was met 14 weken op nummer 1 het langst genoteerde debuutalbum op die positie in Nederland, totdat Caro Emerald haar in 2010 verstoot.

De volgende 2 albums deden het minder goed. In de Verenigde Staten krijgt haar carriere in 1995 weer een opleving door het album New Beginning, dat de hitsingle Give Me One Reason bevat. Het nummer wordt in de Verenigde Staten een grote hit. In 2008 verschijnt het album Our Bright Future.



Het nummer Fast Car is al ruim 30 keer gecoverd. In 2016 steken Jonas Blue en Dakota het nummer in een nieuw jasje en niet zonder succes.


Songtekst

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

Anyplace 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
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 finally see what it means to be living

You see, my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle, that's the way it is
He says 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
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, it 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
I had a feeling I could be someone
Be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain ourselves
Still ain't got a job
Now 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

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, it 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
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
Take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, it 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

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
Leave tonight or live and die this way

Songinformatie

ArtiestTracy Chapman
 A-kant
Titel Fast Car
Lengte 4:26
Componist(en) Tracey Chapman
Producer(s) David Kershanbaum
Engineer(s) Kevin W. Smith
Mixage Kevin W. Smith
 B-kant
Titel For You
Lengte 3:09
Componist(en) Tracey Chapman
Producer(s) David Kershanbaum
Engineer(s) Kevin W. Smith
Mixage Kevin W. Smith
Platenlabel Elektra
Catalogusnr 969 412-7
Album Tracey Chapman


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