Speed Kills. Music is Forever.

November 17, 2013

Joe-POV-033
above: WFP image of the “halfway tree” between Brandon and Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway.

No matter how fast you go, and where you are going, the halfway tree remains. Its a beacon, a natural signpost, a lighthouse……….
I’ve always liked the lazy harmonics and slow sultry voice of the following song’s singer.
Why not listen to this old classic and maybe even learn it with the lesson that follows.
Fast car -Tracy Chapman From the Amnesty International concert – Paris – 1998
yt post by cristian orrego

Fast Car lesson – Marty Schwartz
yt post by martzsongs

Fast Car lyrics:

You got a fast car  I want a ticket to anywhere  Maybe we make a deal  Maybe together we can get somewhere  Anyplace 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

You 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 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  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 to entertain ourselves  You still ain’t got a job  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

I remember 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  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 would find it  I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere  So take your fast car and keep on driving

I remember 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  I had a feeling that I belonged  I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car  But 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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