"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 fall asleep to the breeze from your open window. And your computer screen lit the room just right. The last thing from your mouth sheds light. (Goodnight) You are the one who calls my arms. Wave from home and sound alarms. The want is angled from afar. And I don't want to leave, especially with this breeze. (But my ambition teases me) This truth be known. I shout it in this song. My song to say forget where I've gone wrong. Times changed. I've changed. Now I feel like my life has changed. I lie awake to this long night. To separate me from my mind until the morning light just shines. Your words sound right. Cast these images to find. (I can't sleep another night)
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