Song of the day: Tracy Chapman- Fast Car
Most of the people I know, who heard this song for the first time, say it’s a man singing. I now know better: it’s a woman. And it’s a beautiful song, although the lyrics are a bit different. It’s about poverty over several generations… It starts with the singer, who is the daughter of a mother, who divorces from her alcoholic husband. After a lot of problems at home, she leaves town and starts to work in the city. However, her life takes the same road as her mothers life: her husband is alcoholic too, and the story starts all over again. And yes, she too tells her husband to leave. Listen to this beautiful song from 1988:
Tracy Chapman- Fast Car
Posted on June 17, 2014, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles and tagged 1988, alcohol, beautiful, eighties, fast car, FlinterFiles, Music, poverty, tracy chapman, woman. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.