STANDARD KEYS: EmotionalFlight
Led by a blinding, jazz/rock/fusion rhythm, "Fast As You Can" is appropriately titled, and it sweeps by the listener in a musical blur. A quick series of jazzy chordings somehow keep the song together, despite the blinding tempo. Broken up by a brilliant and well-executed bridge in a slow, almost blues-pop motif, the song acts as a near mini-suite before returning to the fusion fury of the verses. Admonishing the subject in the song to break free of the relationship with her, this surely autobiographical song has a great sense of recrimination, with Apple's usual strong feeling of defiance and individuality.