"Fast Car (Feat. Paul Simon)" as written by Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Sedeck Jean, Keith Duplessis and Paul Simon....
Yeah, this those Jersey boys

[Wyclef]
I heard a man say Jesus Walks
Me myself I heard Jesus talk
Cause when I heard this beat I felt Jesus force
I heard it through the wire that he made it out the coma
from a fast car, it was a fast car
Yeah!
Every day is like the wild wild West
Some of us are Bad Boys, some of us are Outlawz
Unsolved mystery, the killer get away
L.A., Vegas at the end of the day
in a fast car, drivin a fast car
Yeah~!

[Wyclef, Paul Simon]
You don't gotta be no billionaire
To get a ticket up to the moon
We all know somebody up there
You need a helpin hand, look up right here
To help you see clearly now
To help you see clearly now
I hope you see clearly now

[Wyclef]
What would you do after your bachelor party
In the bar celebratin with all your homies
Go outside and you ready to ride
Then over 51 shots but you ain't ready to die
in your fast car, yeah, in your fast car
Paul Simon, talk to 'em

[Paul Simon]
When that fast car picks you up
You will have no choice
You may hear the tires screamin
But you will have no voice
When that fast car picks you up
You will weep and smile and see
Heaven in the headlights
Mile after mile after mile after mile

[Wyclef, Paul Simon]
You don't gotta be no billionaire
To get a ticket up to the moon
We all know somebody up there
You need a helpin hand, look up right here
To help you see clearly now
To help you see clearly now
I hope you see clearly now

[Wyclef]
E'rybody need some TFC
So she headed to Honduras for some TLC, yeah
Havin fun in Central America
But she was a passenger, never a driver
in that fast car yeah, ridin that fast car
Yeah!
Sweet sixteen I see her leavin the scene
Crossin the street she won't see 17
Blink of an eye, DWI
Hit and run that's felonies
in a fast car, ridin the fast car
Yeah~!

[Paul Simon]
When that fast car picks you up
You will have no choice
You may hear the tires screamin
But you will have no voice
When that fast car picks you up
You will weep and smile and see
Heaven in the headlights
Mile after mile after mile after mile

[Wyclef, Paul Simon]
You don't gotta be no billionaire
To get a ticket up to the moon
We all know somebody up there
You need a helpin hand, look up right here
To help you see clearly now
To help you see clearly now
I hope you see clearly now

[Wyclef, Paul Simon]
You don't gotta be no billionaire
To get a ticket up to the moon
We all know somebody up there
You need a helpin hand, look up right here
To help you see clearly now
To help you see clearly now
I hope you see clearly now


Lyrics submitted by DJ_critikaL

"Fast Car" as written by Farel Jean Wyclef Jean

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    General CommentWonderful chorus.
    aedenon December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Everybody need some TLC (Tender Loving Care)
    So she headed to Honduras for some TLC
    Yeah, having fun in Central America
    Well she was a passenger, never a driver
    In that fast car, yeah
    Riding that fast car
    Yeah'

    is this maybe referring to lisa 'left eye' lopes and how she died in honduras?
    alexalexnavajoon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Everybody need some TLC (Tender Loving Care)
    So she headed to Honduras for some TLC
    Yeah, having fun in Central America
    Well she was a passenger, never a driver
    In that fast car, yeah
    Riding that fast car
    Yeah'

    is this maybe referring to lisa 'left eye' lopes and how she died in honduras?
    alexalexnavajoon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty self explainatory but just in case u dont get it:

    The first verse is about Kanye West, and then Tupac, and then a guy that was out at a bachelor party and crashed then left eye lopez from TLC and then a regualr girl that was 16 and got hit

    It is an amazing song and i absolutly LOVE IT Wyclef is amazing
    OhSweetArsenicon January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the "ain't ready to die"
    and "Some of us are +Bad Boys+" are clear references to Notorious BIG
    prada115on January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat 3rd verse is actually about sean bell
    DJ_critikaLon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentverse one: kanye and his car accident
    verse two: biggie and tupac
    verse three: sean bell killed by nypd undercovers
    verse four: left eye of TLC car crash
    verse five: 16 year old girl being killed by drunk driver

    fast car being death, you cant stop it and dont know when it is coming.

    it is one thing everybody has in common, one day you will die no matter how much money you have
    freshlikeuhhnon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFunny you call it self explanatory OhSweetArsenic when your meaning gets most of it wrong. In the beggining it is about Kanye West. Then its about Notorious Big and how he got shot in Vegas then Tupac. And the guy who crashed at a bachelor party? You are COMPLETELTY wrong. He mentions 51 shots but you aint ready to die. Im from New York so i know all about this story. Sean Bell was leaving his bachelor party and cops thought they saw him draw a gun and they fired 51 shots at him. Get your shit straight before you call it self explanatory
    nickyC1on April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalright what this song means to me... essentially i agree with freshlikeuhhn about the verses... but however the whole song is sayin that you should get your life sraight before its to late and how he's there to help out and make people see clearly now that they're not always promised tomorrow.
    Chinadollbaby423on May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah nickyC1, the third verse with the 51 shots being fired, that IS about SEAN BELL, not Biggie Again. The cops saw him reach into his pocket to get his keys, so he could drive his car after his bachelor party, hence the "go outside, you ready to ride" party. Its very obvious that you have no clue what you're talking about. And get your shit straight if your trying to make yourself looks cool and bad ass and tell someone else off.
    TheOneWhoKnowsAllon June 03, 2008   Link

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