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Lyrics Training: Tracey Chapman Fast Car


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Fast Car

Tracy Chapman

Listen to the song and try and fill in the blanks on a piece of paper. The first letter of each word is already there to give you a hint

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You got a fast car
I want a ticket to a_____________
Maybe we m______ a deal
Maybe t________ we can get somewhere
Anyplace is b_________
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me, myself I got n__________ to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been w__________ at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the c________
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be l__________

You see my old man’s got a p____________
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too o_____ for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted m________ from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to t_____ c_____ of him
So I q_____ school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so w____ can fly away
W___ gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way
So remember we were driving, driving in your car
S________ so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I c_______ be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain o__________
You still ain’t got a j____
I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a b__________ house and live in the suburbs

I remember we were driving, driving in your car
S____________ so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I c__________ be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our b_______
You stay out d______________ late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your k_____
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep o____ driving

I remember we were driving, driving in your car
S___________ so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I c__________ be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so y_____ can fly away
Y______ gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

Songwriters: Tracy L Chapman – Fast Car lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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