Run Away

Tracy Chapman’s 1988 single,“A Fast Car”, talks about running away. Why is it, that some times, running is a better solution than staying? The protagonist gets what she wants. She’s optimistic from the get-go. Her partner, on the other hand still isn’t happy. She tells him, he’d better run now, or he’ll die this way.

Which would be worse, repeating either history of drinking too much or running again? Or are both the same thing? Was he just along for the ride? Did she cling to hard to what she dreamed of?

It has been 20+ years since this song was released, and yet, it still fits.


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