Apr 11 2020

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Fast car original version

Jonas Blue

Fast Car Lyrics

Oh, woah, oh
Oh, oh

[Verse 1]
You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we will make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me, myself, I got nothing to prove
You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here
I’ve been working at a convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won’t have to drive too far
Just across the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way

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

About “Fast Car”

Jonas Blue reimagines Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” as a tropical house version. Tracy Chapman’s original is his mother’s favorite song.

What have the artists said about the song?

“Fast Car” came about because Tracy Chapman’s original was my mom’s favorite song. I was born in 1989 and the original came out in ‘88 and I remember she said it was on radio all of the time. We would go on long car journeys and it was always played on the radio like it is today. It stuck with me. It’s been such a classic, timeless song. Later on in life, I knew I wanted to play it in my DJ sets so the mixture of that I always knew I wanted to make a new version of it. The problem was building up the courage to take on this classic record. A lot of people told me my remix is cool, but to me it wasn’t a remix, it was a re-imagination, carrying on from where Tracy Chapman left off and giving it a new lease on life. I remember I was out one evening–Aug. 15, 2015– with my friend and had this crazy idea of how “Fast Car” could sound. This was me just being in a daze. I had this idea of how this euphoric riff could go. I went to the studio and laid that down for this idea I’ve wanted to do for so long. I literally had the instrumental done in one evening.

How did Jonas Blue team up with singer Dakota?

We got lucky with Dakota. I found Dakota singing in a pub in East London. This pub is known for breaking new acts. She was singing in the basement at the time. I told her, “I can hear you singing on my version of ‘Fast Car.’” At first she was quite hesitant because she had never recorded any dance music before. She ended up adding something so fresh and so new to this track.

Has the song received any certifications?

On June 9, 2017, “Fast Car” was certified 1x Platinum by the RIAA:


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