Tracy Chapman – Fast Car Chords

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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.


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