Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Fast Car è una canzone di Tracy Chapman, ed il suo singolo di debutto, vincitore di un Grammy Award. Fu estratta come primo singolo dall’album Tracy Chapman nel 1988. L’apparizione della Chapman ai festeggiamenti per il 70° compleanno di Nelson Mandela contribuì ad aumentarne la notorietà.

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INTRO
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DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE / DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE / DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 1
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
I want a ticket to anywhere.
DOmaj7 SOL
Maybe we make a deal,
MIm RE
Maybe together we can get somewhere.
DOmaj7 SOL
Any place is better.
MIm RE
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose.
DOmaj7 SOL
Maybe we’ll make something,
MIm RE
Me myself, I got nothing to prove.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 2
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
I got a plan to get us out of here:
DOmaj7 SOL
I been working at the convenience store,
MIm RE
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
DOmaj7 SOL
Won’t have to drive too far
MIm RE
Just ‘cross the border and into the city,
DOmaj7 SOL
You and I can both get jobs
MIm RE
And finally see what it means to be living.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 3
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DOmaj7 SOL
You see, my old man’s got a problem:
MIm RE
He live with the bottle, that’s the way it is.
DOmaj7 SOL
He says his body’s too old for working,
MIm RE
His body’s too young to look like his.
DOmaj7 SOL
My mama went off and left him,
MIm RE
she wanted more from life than he could give,
DOmaj7 SOL
I said, “Somebody’s got to take care of him.”
MIm RE
So I quit school and that’s what I did.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 4
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
But is it fast enough so we can fly away?
DOmaj7 SOL
We gotta make a decision:
MIm RE
Leave tonight or live and die this way.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

CHORUS
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(RE) DO
So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car,
SOL
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
MIm
City lights lay out before us
RE
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder.
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling that I belonged
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling I could be someone
MIm RE
be someone, be someone.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 5
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves;
DOmaj7 SOL
you still ain’t got a job
MIm RE
And I work in a market as a checkout girl.
DOmaj7 SOL
I know things will get better:
MIm RE
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted,
DOmaj7 SOL
We’ll move out of the shelter
MIm RE
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

CHORUS
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(RE) DO
So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car,
SOL
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
MIm
City lights lay out before us
RE
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder.
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling that I belonged
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling I could be someone
MIm RE
be someone, be someone.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

VERSE 6
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
And I got a job that pays all our bills.
DOmaj7 SOL
You stay out drinking late at the bar,
MIm RE
You see more your friends than you do your kids.
DOmaj7 SOL
I’d always hoped for better,
MIm RE
Thought maybe together you and me would find it,
DOmaj7 SOL
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere,
MIm RE
so take your fast car and keep on driving.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

CHORUS
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(RE) DO
So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car,
SOL
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk,
MIm
City lights lay out before us
RE
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder.
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling that I belonged
DO MIm RE
And I had a feeling I could be someone
MIm RE
be someone, be someone.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE

FINALE
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DOmaj7 SOL
You got a fast car.
MIm RE
But is it fast enough so we can fly away?
DOmaj7 SOL
We gotta make a decision:
MIm RE
Leave tonight or live and die this way.

| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE / DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE
| DOmaj7 SOL MIm RE / DOmaj7 SOL

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