"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.
I wake up. A new day has come. It seems so hard to get out of bed. Sometimes I question. 'What is it for' it gets hard to find meaning in the routine. I’ve tried so hard to do it on my own. Sometimes I feel like giving up. But I’ve got to try. Why don’t I try? Try to find the meaning of this life. I know that god has his reasons. Peace of mind it comes and goes all the time. When will I learn to trust? Concentration has left me now. I can’t see your face everyday. Abstruse thoughts they tear me apart. I must see your face everyday. All the time I look into your eyes and then turn away on my own. Will I find the plans you have for my life? This life just seems too short. Concentration has left me now. I can’t see your face everyday. Abstruse thoughts they tear me apart. I must see your face everyday. Make my life yours.
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