"Fast car" is kind of a continuation of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." It has all the clawing your way to a better life, but in this case the protagonist never makes it with her love; in fact she is dragged back down by him. There is still an amazing amount of hope and will in the lyrics; and the lyrics themselve rank and easy five. If only music was stronger it would be one of those great radio songs that you hear once a week 20 years after it was released. The imagery is almost tear-jerking ("City lights lay out before us", "Speeds so fast felt like I was drunk"), and the idea of starting from nothing and just driving and working and denigrating yourself for a chance at being just above poverty, then losing in the end is just painful and inspiring at the same time.
It's good to have a window on the world, and to live deep in the heart of the beast in the sun. Night after night, I do the same damn thing. Do the weirdness dance for those who can't. It's getting to the point where I can't take it anymore. I remember waking up at 3 PM in a thrashed bedroom, sharp with needles and knives. I reach for the crutches that keep in motion, vague memories that keep me alive like when she used to call me baby. All alone in our room, in the middle of the night. Kill the sun, yes, kill the sun. Kill the sun. Kill the sun, come on, come on, stop the light. Yes, I got sunshine, it's a suicide song in the back of my mind, pure white evil wrapped around my eyes. Yeah, I've got all the cities of light to live in but I don't even want no part. Hard is the fall, cold is the bite. Kill the sun, come on, stop the light. Kill the sun, kill the sun. Kill the sun, stop the light. Kill the sun, come on, kill the night. Kill the night.
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