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
In the final verse “we” is substituted with “you,” possibly symbolizing two similar ideas:
She’s given up on the dream. Consistent with the repetition of “You got a fast car” at the beginning of every verse, she no longer believes in the concept behind the car’s symbolism due to what she witnessed and subsequently experienced.
She’s reconciled with the fact that her dreams are unfulfilled. She now has a job that can provide for her family and accepts her life as it is.
“You” can be taken to mean her partner in the story or people in general who make similar choices; you can chase the dream or succumb to vices and end up losing sight of it, dragging the ones you love down with you in the process. But in the end it’s up to you to make the decision.
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