Fast Car was NEVER that good a song back in 1988.
Fast Car is not that good a song now, sung by a hillbilly, 36 years later.
Tracey Chapman was NEVER that good a songwriter. In fact, she hasn't written jack shit ever since that one off back in 1988, half a fucking lifetime ago.
Shut the fuck up about that god-awful song and the hillbilly way it was redone.