True artists need only their guitar and a microphone. Tracy Chapman is one of those.
"Fast Car" is one of my favorite songs and always brings me waves of nostalgia in the moment that I heard those introductory guitar chords. It tells the tale of a poor woman who is trying to find her way in life despite all the obstacles ahead of her. "Fast Car" tells the tale of the American Dream.
Simple and real. For me, this song is perfection. The dichotomy of the verses and the chorus imbue the feelings of helplessness, joy, sorrow, and hope into the listener. It's a song packed with pure emotion. You can feel the beating heart in the drums. You can hear the aching heart in her voice. It's a song about the futility of our existence. It's amazing the emotions that she conveys vocally.
There is something so painful in this song. A pain that turns to tears every time I listen to it. Could it be that the truth hurts us so, confronting it, the truth of the reality of our daily lives? The promises we made to one another out of love. Dreams we were brave enough to share. Then suddenly having to be responsible to give ourselves the best possible chance of achieving some of them. How can these big dreams compete with this unbearably small life we are now forced to lead.
True music is from the soul and people play it from time to time. It ministers to one's soul and sinks deep. Real music is timeless.
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