Friday, August 21, 2009

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car


Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer–songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Give Me One Reason", "The Promise" and "Telling Stories".

Todays tune "Fast Car" is tells the story of her hard life, with family, boyfriend alcohol etc, The final refrain is sung in variation, changing from "We gotta make a decision, leave tonight or live and die this way" to "You gotta make a decision, leave tonight or live and die this way."

Her appearance on the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was the catalyst for the song becoming a huge hit all around the world.

The song has been covered many times by bands such as R.E.M., The Flying Pickets, Xiu Xiu, Vertical Horizon, Matchbox Twenty etc, etc.



More info @ Tracy Chapmans Official website

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