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Infinity

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Wondering who will take my place

 A strong mind with an angel’s grace 

Praying you’ll be tender and obey 

I’m by your side every step of the way 

Carry my wisdom my convictions deep inside 

My voice constant when you need a guide 

I can save you if you need me to 

My sweet boys, I would never leave you


Mom

Two things I know are true.

1. I love my boys.

2. If you buy a sports car…buy red and a stick shift.

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“Fast Car”

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

You got a fast car
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
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

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
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
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, 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 bigger house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
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 find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
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
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

-Tracy Chapman

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52 thoughts on “Infinity

  1. Casey Michael Smith on said:

    These are words I wish I heard when I was a teenager.

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  2. Beautiful poem. Also, love this song. Haven’t heard it in such a long time! Brings back memories.

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  3. Lovely and heart felt!

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  4. A red Camaro convertible is my dream car.

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  5. Wonderful mom with a great taste in cars and songs πŸ™‚

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  6. Love your poem. The fast car always made me sad. And I have five boys. Yikes!!!!

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  7. This is one of my favourite songs from my childhood! Still leaves me with goosebumps. Taught myself to play it on the acoustic when I was a teen.

    “…Who will take my place” yep, I understand this!! Beautiful. πŸ’œ x

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  8. ❀️ sweet mama ❀️

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  9. A huge fear of mine as well. I can’t imagine a world in which my boys don’t have me to lean on, to share their hopes, their fears, their dreams. Makes me very sad just thinking about it.

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  10. You’re a wonderful mom snd poet.

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  11. Carissaaa!!! I love everything about this post; the poem, the song, the images!! So freakin’ perfect!! LOVE it !

    And hey don’t forget to give me a ride in your sports car when you get yourself one too, Vroom Vroom!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  12. rubiredsaid on said:

    This was great!
    I like Tracy Chapman’s music too!
    Best wishes!

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  13. I have a black Dodge Challenger. Is that good enough?

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  14. wafflemethis on said:

    You gotta fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere. Amazing song. Great lyricπŸ’•

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