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In Nineteen Eighty-eight Tracy Chapman released her self titled debut album that retraced echoes of racial difference throughout time When released Tracys first hit album sold vastly worldwide affecting millions of peoples firm beliefs on racism is just one year In Nineteen Eighty-nine she sold ten million albums and won herself three Grammys Tracy had herself off to a great start but the best had just begun for this black vocalist On her self titled album she had several hits of which one led to some diligent listeners forever touched Tracy was one of the first African American vocalists to show expression and feelings on a controversial level about race and power in a turmoiled country suffering from the aftershocks of segregation among blacks and whites One song Fast Car on her debut album led to the embarkment of who Tracy Chapman the singer was is and quite possibly who she may become This song Fast Car is one of her most sensitive songs to gloat my ears Hearing her sing and express herself on such an inner personal level emphasizes Tracys strength and determination The beat sets a rhythm that you will hum for days In the song Fast Car Tracy literally relates her life to this fast car hence the title Many people dont associate the title of the song and the interpretation while listening to the song In my interpretation the song is the story of Tracys life and the travesties that she overcomes The song is a progression over several years in her life Fast Car takes us through three stages in her life There is no repetitive chorus in this song either which I find rather interesting because her chorus is the Tracy begins her award winning inspirational song and the first stage in her You got a Fast Car I want a ticket to anywhere Maybe we can make a deal Maybe together we can get somewhere
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