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Fast Cars Lyrics

Found On:


All Because Of You (2005)


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (2005)


Artificial Horizon (2009)

Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries. We are not showing every cover image in this space, just one that's representative of each release.

"Fast Cars" (Jacknife Lee mix)

"We recorded a new song on the second-last night in the studio, which ended up as a bonus track in Britain and Japan. We had a kind of electronica track called 'Xanax And Red Wine' which included the line 'how to dismantle an atomic bomb,' and we had done a couple of versions but couldn't make it fit together. Bono wanted to get that lyric back onto the record and we didn't have much time so the idea came to start from scratch, replay it with a sparse arrangement and adapt melodies and lyrics to fit the new format. It turned into 'Fast Cars.' It really ended those sessions on a high note." - Adam, U2 By U2 2006

My cell is ringing, no ID
I need to know who's calling
My garden's overgrown
I go out on my belly crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news to get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in the locket
Picture in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

I'm going nowhere
Where I am, it is a lot of fun
There in the desert
To dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch you shadow box
Check the stocks, I'm in detox
Want a lot of what you got
What you got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

Don't you worry 'bout your mind
Don't you worry 'bout my mind
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
You should worry 'bout the day
That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes

The sides are much too big

There is no fiction
That will truly fit this situation
I'm documenting every detail
Every conversation
Not used to talking to somebody in the body
Somebody in the body
Somebody in the body

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