Fast Car Chords by Tracy Chapman

The track was written by Tracy Chapman.

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard(E A D G B E)
  • Key: Em
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Chords: Cmaj7, G, Em, D, C
  • BPM: 104
  • Suggested Strumming:
  • D= Down Stroke, U = Upstroke, N.C= No Chord
Fast Car

Track Info

 
[Intro]
 
Cmaj7  G  Em  D  

Cmaj7 G Em D

Cmaj7 G Em D

Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em D I want a ticket to anywhere.
Cmaj7 G Maybe we make a deal,
Em Maybe together

D
We can get somewhere.
Cmaj7 G Any place is better.
Em Starting from zero,

D
got nothing to lose.
Cmaj7 G Maybe we'll make something,
Em Me myself,

D
I got nothing to prove.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em D I got a plan to get us

Out of here:
Cmaj7 I been working at the

G
Convenience store,
Em Managed to save just

D
A little bit of money.
Cmaj7 G Won't have to drive too far
Em Just 'cross the border

D
And into the city,
Cmaj7 G You and I can both get jobs
Em And finally see what

D
it means to be living.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 You see, my old man's

G
Got a problem
Em He live with the bottle,

D
That’s the way it is.
Cmaj7 He says his body's too

G
Old for working,
Em His body's too young to

D
Look like his.
Cmaj7 G My mama went off and left him,

Em
she wanted more from life

D
Than he could give,
Cmaj7 I said, "Somebody's

G
got to take care of him."
Em So I quit school and

D
That's what I did.
[Instrumental]
Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em But is it fast enough


D
So we can fly away?
Cmaj7 G We gotta make a decision
Em Leave tonight or live

D
And die this way.
[Instrumental]
Cmaj7 G Em D

Cmaj7 G Em D
[Chorus] C So I remember when: we were

G C
Driving, driving in your car,
G The speed so fast I felt

C
Like I was drunk,
Em C City lights lay out before us
Em And your arm felt nice wrapped

C
'round my shoulder.
C Em D And I had a feeling that


I belonged
C Em D And I had a feeling I could

Em C
Be someone, be someone,

Em
be someone.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em And we go cruising to

D
Entertain ourselves;
Cmaj7 G you still ain't got a job
Em And I work in a market

D
As a checkout girl.
Cmaj7 G I know things will get better:
Em You'll find work and

D
I'll get promoted,
Cmaj7 G We'll move out of the shelter
Em Buy a bigger house and

D
Live in the suburbs.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Chorus] C So I remember when: we were

G C
Driving, driving in your car,
G The speed so fast I felt like

C
I was drunk,
Em C City lights lay out before us
Em And your arm felt nice wrapped

C
'round my shoulder.
C Em D And I had a feeling that

I belonged
C Em D And I had a feeling I could

Em C
Be someone, be someone,

Em
Be someone.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse]
Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em D And I got a job that pays


All our bills.
Cmaj7 You stay out drinking

G
Late at the bar,
Em You see more your friends

D
than you do your kids.
Cmaj7 G I'd always hoped for better,
Em Thought maybe together

D
You and me would find it,
Cmaj7 I got no plans I ain't

G
Going nowhere,
Em
So take your fast car
D
And keep on driving.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D x2 [Chorus] C So I remember when:
G
we were driving, driving
C
in your car,
G The speed so fast I felt
C
like I was drunk,
Em C City lights lay out before us Em And your arm felt nice wrapped
C
'round my shoulder.
C Em D And I had a feeling that I belonged C Em D And I had a feeling I could
Em C
-- be someone, be someone,
Em
be someone.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D x2 [Verse 7] Cmaj7 G You got a fast car.
Em But is it fast enough

D
so you can fly away?
Cmaj7 G You gotta make a decision
Em Leave tonight or live

D
And die this way.
[Outro]
Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Em D
Cmaj7 G Set8

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