Fast Car

Thirty three years ago today Tracy Chapman released this simple yet complex tune. In 4 minutes it tells the story of a lifetime and reveals the life changes of choices combined with actions.

It truly is a work of art that came during a seemingly simple yet very complex part of my life where some decisions combined with actions not only changed my life toward the better, but most likely saved it.

Thank you Tracy for sharing this with us. It is an important tune in my life’s soundtrack.  My heart fills with joy and my being with serenity every time I hear it.

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car- April 6, 1988

If you find this blog post and find that you are currently in an abusive or violent relationship and feel you are trapped there is no safe way out, I am here to tell you that from my own experience there is, even when it doesn’t seem like it. There is a safe way out and it may save your life. Tell someone, ask for help, make choices and act. Action is your lifeline but do it discreetly. Be careful and aware of your safety. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800.799.SAFE (7233) or online at https://www.thehotline.org/

 

5 thoughts on “Fast Car

  1. Tracy Chapman was the soundtrack to my coming out years. Her music inspired and comforted me and will she always be near and dear to my heart. (For my lover still breaks me.) I am glad she was able to provide you inspiration to make positive change in your life, too.

  2. I am such a huge Chapman fan.
    Years back we saw her at an Amnesty International concert at the LA Coliseum alongside Peter Gabriel, Sting and Bruce Springsteen among others. Everyone had their bands and their lightshows and Chapman came onstage with a microphone and a guitar and we were mesmerized. Lovely.

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