Fast Cars and Jack Daniels – the story behind the song….
Sounds clichéd , but the inspiration really did come to me in a dream.
A girl was playing a video game in a dark sleazy bar. With typical dream logic, the other drinkers were simultaneously the characters in the game. They were NOT nice people. She knew she’d lose. She was destined to play victim. The game was pre-programmed. She was mourning her future before she’d even got there.
“And I will pay, pay, pay for the punishment that is to come”
Woke up with a feeling of desolation and the song followed within a few days. The dream’s message ? Throughout a one-track pursuit of all things exciting, shiny and dangerous, deep down I knew it would all go pearshaped and that none of the fun came without a price tag…..
“Don’t know where, and I don’t know when…but I know just how this story’s gonna end….