Tracy Chapman – Fast Car Chords

CAPO on 2nd Fret

Cmaj7   x3200x
G       320033
Em      022000
D       xx0232
C       x32010

[Verse I]
Cmaj7         G
You got a fast car.
Em              D
I want a ticket to anywhere.
Cmaj7           G
Maybe we make a deal,
Em                    D
Maybe together we can get somewhere.
Cmaj7        G
Any place is better.
 Em                 D
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose.
Cmaj7            G
Maybe we'll make something,
Em           D     
Me myself, I got nothing to prove.

[Instrumental]
Cmaj7  G  Em  D
Cmaj7  G  Em  D

[Verse II]
Cmaj7         G
You got a fast car.
Em              D
I got a plan to get us out of here:
       Cmaj7             G
I been working at the convenience store,
Em              D
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
Cmaj7               G
Won't have to drive too far
      Em                   D
Just 'cross the border and into the city, 
Cmaj7         G
You and I can both get jobs
    Em               D
And finally see what it means to be living.

[Instrumental]
Cmaj7  G  Em  D
Cmaj7  G  Em  D

[Verse III]
         Cmaj7              G
You see, my old man's got a problem:
   Em                    D
He live with the bottle, that’s the way it is.
            Cmaj7          G
He says his body's too old for working,
    Em                  D
His body's too young to look like his.
   Cmaj7             G
My mama went off and left him,
    Em                    D
she wanted more from life than he could give,
         Cmaj7             G
I said, "Somebody's got to take care of him."
   Em                D
So I quit school and that's what I did.
[Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D [Verse IV] Cmaj7 G You got a fast car. Em D But is it fast enough so we can fly away? Cmaj7 G We gotta make a decision: Em D Leave tonight or live and die this way. [Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D [Chorus] C So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car, G The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk, Em City lights lay out before us D And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder. C Em D And I had a feeling that I belonged C Em D Em D And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone. [Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D
[Verse V] Cmaj7 G You got a fast car. Em D And we go cruising to entertain ourselves; Cmaj7 G you still ain't got a job Em D And I work in a market as a checkout girl. Cmaj7 G I know things will get better: Em D You'll find work and I'll get promoted, Cmaj7 G We'll move out of the shelter Em D Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs. [Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D [Chorus] C So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car, G The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk, Em City lights lay out before us D And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder. C Em D And I had a feeling that I belonged C Em D Em D And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone. [Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D [Verse VI] Cmaj7 G You got a fast car. Em D And I got a job that pays all our bills. Cmaj7 G You stay out drinking late at the bar, Em D You see more your friends than you do your kids. Cmaj7 G I'd always hoped for better, Em D Thought maybe together you and me would find it, Cmaj7 G I got no plans I ain't going nowhere, Em D so take your fast car and keep on driving. [Instrumental] Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D [Chorus] C So I remember when: we were driving, driving in your car, G The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk, Em City lights lay out before us D And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder. C Em D And I had a feeling that I belonged C Em D Em D And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone. Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G Em D Cmaj7 G You got a fast car. Em D But is it fast enough so you can fly away? Cmaj7 G We gotta make a decision: Em D Leave tonight or live and die this way.