cullenquigley
a year ago1,000+ Views
My Song Addiction Of The Week: Edition 4

This song is meant for a tropical location!

This song is at the top of my summer playlist and its so tropical that its only a matter of time before it reaches the American shores. Listen to 'Fast Car' by Jonas Blue ft. Dakota. If you're wondering why the song sounds familiar, it's because you've probably already heard it before! 'Fast Car' is a hit from 1988 sung by legendary Tracy Chapman who won a Grammy for the song the same year. The newly reinvented version has been streamed over 100 million times on Spotify bringing the song to a new audience.
Though the song is largely popular in Australia while charting in over 50 countries hitting No.1 in 5 of them, the song is just now dominating the top of charts across Europe while slowly re-entering American territory. The lyrics are carefree and breezy with a steady summery beat which makes it that much more appealing. I can totally see myself driving around town blasting this with the windows down maybe jogging memories of current adults who were teens in the late 80s. Though adults may be baffled at its new sound, American teenagers are going to be obsessed once it hits the radio.

Lyrics:

"Fast Car"
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
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 live 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 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 I 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, 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
So remember when 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 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 find it
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving
So remember when 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 had a feeling that I belonged
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

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1 comment
there's sth I like about it. I wish I had a fast car....
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