"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.
finishing the ascent. second rome bound to fall again. fate is knocking at the door. but no one knows the final score. picturing paradise. everyone wants to know the price. what you see and what i see. the difference is amazing to me. what you see and what i see. the difference is embarrassing. picturing paradise. everyone wants to know the price. but i can't even buy. what the t.v. says i need. seems some discrepancy. pandering to the greed
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