Dwight Yoakam performs “Fast As You” Official Video Music.

Reaching number 2 on the charts of country songs of the United States, and remained on the charts for a 20 weeks total. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, he reached # 5. The song was included in Dwight's fifth studio album, This Time (Reprise 1993)

YouTube Warner Records Channel
YouTube Warner Records Channel

Fast As You

“Fast as You”, a song written and recorded by Dwight Yoakam for Reprise, was recorded in November 1992, along with the rest of the album, Dwight was accompanied in the recording session by: Dean Parks (guitar), Pete Anderson (guitar), Al Perkins (steel and dobro), Charles Domanico (acoustic bass), Taras Prodaniuk (bass), Jeff Donavan (drums), Scott Joss and Don Reed (violin), Skip Edwards (keyboards), Scott Humphrey (programming), Tommy Funderburk, Beth Andersen, Carl Jackson, Jim Haas and Jim Lauderdale (choirs). With the production of Pete Anderson, the song was released on October 4, 1993, reaching number 2 on January 1, 1994, on the charts of country songs of the United States, and remained on the charts for a 20 weeks total. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, he reached # 5. This is his last US top 10 to date, while he would have three more, including another number one in Canada.

Album cover Dwight Yoakam ( Reprise 1993 )
Album cover Dwight Yoakam ( Reprise 1993 )

The song was included in Dwight’s fifth studio album, This Time (Reprise 1993), the album was released on March 23, 1993, reaching # 4 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, on April 17, 1993, leaving a total of 108 weeks on the charts. In the lists of Canadian RPM albums, it reached number 1. The album was certified triple platinum in the United States and double platinum in Canada.

 

 

Versions

Country music duo Steel Magnolia recorded a live version of the song, which is included in his 2010 extended work, Steel Magnolia – EP. Trio Runaway June has also recorded a version of the song, which appears on their 2018 self-titled EP and will appear on their upcoming debut album, and will feature it regularly live.





Dwight Yoakam – Fast As You Lyrics

[Verse1]
Maybe someday I’ll be strong
Maybe it won’t be long
I’ll be the one who’s tough
You’ll be the one who’s got it rough
It won’t be long and
Maybe I’ll be real strong

[Verse 2]
Maybe I’ll do things right
Maybe I’ll start tonight
You’ll learn to cry like me
Baby let’s just wait and see
Maybe I’ll start tonight
And do things right

[Pre-Chorus]
You’ll control me
And oh so boldly
Rule me ’til I’m free
‘Til the pain that shakes me
Finally makes me
Get up off of my knees
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
Maybe I’ll be as fast as you
Maybe I’ll break hearts too
But I think that you’ll slow down
When your turn to hurt comes around
Maybe I’ll break hearts
And be as fast as you

Uhhh

[Pre-Chorus]
You’ll control me
And oh so boldly
Rule me ’til I’m free
‘Til the pain that shakes me
Finally makes me
Get up off of my knees
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
Maybe I’ll be as fast as you
Maybe I’ll break hearts too
But I think that you’ll slow down
When your turn to hurt comes around
Maybe I’ll break hearts
And be as fast as you
Maybe I’ll break hearts
And be as fast as you

Ah, sookie

[Spoken under Guitar Outro]
Maybe someday I’ll be strong
Maybe it won’t be long
I’ll be the one who’s strong
You’ll be the one gonna cry

You’re gonna cry like me
We’ll just, uh, wait and see
Maybe I’ll be as fast as you
Maybe I’ll break hearts too

Single Dwight Yoakam ( Reprise 1993 )
Single Dwight Yoakam ( Reprise 1993 )

Miquel Batlle
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com