Sam Smith canta live Fast Car di Tracy Chapman (Video)

Fast Car di Tracy Chapman reinterpretata live da Sam Smith è (ancor di più) un piccolo gioiellino musicale.

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Sam Smith ha sbancato le classifiche mondiali con il suo singolo di debutto, Stay with me. Il ragazzo, ventidue anni, è anche entrato nella storia delle classifiche americane per avere venduto oltre 166.000 copie del suo primo disco, In The Lonely Hour: era da ben ventitré anni che in America un artista britannico non raggiungeva quelle vette. Ebbene, tutto ciò non è accaduto solo perché il nostro ha avuto la fortuna di “imbroccare” una canzone presto diventata una hit mondiale. Il buon Sam è dotato di un talento davvero fuori dal comune e l’ha dimostrato anche in un recente live presso gli studi di Radio BBC 1. In apertura ne trovate un estratto, nello specifico la parte in cui Smith canta dal vivo Fast Car di Tracy Chapman.

Fast Car è una hit del 1988 rimasta immortale nel corso del tempo. Si tratta del più grande successo di Tracy Chapman insieme a Baby can I hold you tonight. Il giovane cantante ne regala una versione molto raffinata che non potrà fare a meno di emozionare chiunque sia all’ascolto. Scettici? Date un’occhiata al video in apertura e non avrete più dubbi. Nel frattempo, qui di seguito, trovate il testo di Fast Car e la sua versione originale. Buon ascolto!

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
I say his body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

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

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 had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

You got a fast car
And I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
You leave tonight or live and die this way