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Music Video: Tracy Chapman 'Fast Car'

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This is a beautiful song by Tracy Chapman. Before you listen, read the lyrics as if they were a story and see if you can guess which word goes in each gap. Then listen to check your answers. Can you summarise the story in this song? What do you think the message of the song is?

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car Lyrics

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You got a fast car
I want a _1_ 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
But me myself I got nothing to _2_

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of _3_
Won't have to drive too far
Just cross the _4_ and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
finally see what it means to be living

See my old man's got a _5_
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for _6_
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 _7_ 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
We leave tonight or live and die this way

so I remember when we were driving,driving in your car
Speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my _8_
And I, I had a feeling that I belonged
And I, 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
And I work in the _9_ 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 _10_

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