Damn The Torpedoes Album Lyrics by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Lyrics

Damn The Torpedoes Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Refugee

(Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)

We got somethin', we both know it, we don't talk too much about it
Ain't no real big secret, all the same, somehow we get around it
Listen, it don't really matter to me baby
You believe what you want to believe, you see

You don't have to live like a refugee
(Don't have to live like a refugee)

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
Horny, it don't make no difference to me baby
Everybody has to fight to be free, you see

(Chorus)
You don't have to live like a refugee
(Don't have to live like a refugee)
No baby you don't have to live like a refugee
(Dont have to live like a refugee)

Baby we ain't the first
I'm sure a lot of other lovers been burned
Right now it seems real to you, but it's
One of those things you gotta feel to be true

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Who knows maybe you were kidnapped tied up,
Taken away and held for ransom
Horny, it don't make no difference to me baby
Baby, everybody has to fight to be free, you see

(Chorus)

 

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Here Comes My Girl

(Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)

You know, sometimes, I don't know why,
But this old town just seems so hopeless
I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times
Were just a little bit more in focus

But when she puts her arms around me,
I can, somehow, rise above it
Yeah man, when I got that little girl standing right by my side,
You know, I can tell the whole wide world, and shout it,

(Chorus)
Hey, here comes my girl, here comes my girl,
Yeah, she looks so right, she's all I need tonight

Every now and then, I get down to the end of a day,
I'll have to stop, ask myself, "What've I done?"
It just seems so useless to have to work so hard,
And nothin' ever really seem to come from it

And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever,"
And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
No, because this feels so good and so free and so right,
I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it

(Chorus)

Yeah, everytime it seems like there ain't nothin' left no more,
I find myself havin' to reach out and grab hold of somethin'
Yeah, I just catch myself wanderin', waitin', worryin'
About some silly little things that don't add up to nothin'

And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever,"
And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
No, because this feels so good and so free and so right,
I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it

(Chorus)

 

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Even The Losers

(Tom Petty)

Well it was nearly summer, we sat on your roof
Yeah we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon
And I showed you stars you never could see
Babe, it couldn't have been that easy to forget about me

Baby time meant nothin' anything seemed real
Yeah you could kiss like fire and you made me feel
Like every word you said was meant to be
Babe, it couldn't have been that easy to forget about me

(Chorus)
Baby even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Even the losers
Keep a little bit of pride
They get lucky sometimes

(Bridge)
Two cars parked on the overpass
Rocks hit the water like broken glass
Should have known right then it was too good to last
It's such a drag when you live in the past

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

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Shadow Of A Doubt (Complex Kid)

(Tom Petty)

There goes my baby
There goes my only one
I think she loves me
But she don't wanna let on

Yes she likes to keep my guessing
She's got me on defense
With that little bit of mystery
She's a complex kid
And she's always been so hard to figure out
Yes, she always like to leave me with a shadow of a doubt

Sometimes at night, I
Wait around 'til she gets out
She don't like workin'
She says she hates her boss

But she's got me asking questions
She's got me on defense
With that little certain something
She's a complex kid
And she's always been so hard to get around
Yes, she always likes to leave me with a shadow of a doubt

Just a shadow of a doubt
She seldom keeps me running
I'm trying to figure out
If she's leading up to something

And when she's dreaming
Sometimes she seems depressed
But in the morning
She don't remember it

But she's got me thinking 'bout it
Yes, she's got me on the edge
With that little bit of mystery
She's a complex kid
And she's always been so hard to live without
Yes, she always like to leave me with a shadow of a doubt

Well a shadow of a doubt
Well a shadow of a doubt

 

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Century City

(Tom Petty)

Sometimes I wanna leave you
Sometimes I wanna go
Right back where I came from
Back where I belong
But it never lasts for too long
Always goes away
Well I still don't look for reasons
That's much too hard these days

Why worry about the rain?
Why worry about the problem?
Honey Century City's got everything covered

Well your mama gave you lovin'
Mama held you near
Baby mama can't do nothin'
Honey mama just ain't here
And you can pretend all you want to
But that won't work no more
No you can't run back to daddy
Yeah you tried that once before

Why worry about your father?
Why worry about your mother?
Honey Century City's got everything covered

We're gonna live in Century City
Go ahead and give in, Century City
Like modern men, modern girls
We're gonna live in the modern world

We're gonna live in Century City
Go ahead and give in, Century City
Like modern men, modern girls
We're gonna live in the modern world

Sometimes I get discouraged
Sometimes I feel so down
Sometimes I get so worried
But I don't know what about
But it works out in the long run
Always goes away
And I've come now to accept it
It's a reoccurring phase

Don't worry about the rain
Don't worry about the problem
Honey Century City's got everything covered

We're gonna live in Century City
We're gonna live in Century City
We're gonna live in Century City
We're gonna live in Century City

 

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Don't Do Me Like That

(Tom Petty)

I was talking with a friend of mine, said a woman had hurt his pride
Told him that she loved him so and turned around and let him go
Then he said, "You better watch your step,
Or your gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies, cut you down to size"

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't do me like that

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Someday I might need you baby
Don't do me like that

Listen honey, can you see? Baby, you would bury me
If you were in the public eye givin' someone else a try
And you know you better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies, cut you down to size

Don't do me like that
Dont' do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't, don't, don't, don't

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I need you baby?
Don't do me like that

'Cause somewhere deep down inside
Someone is saying, "Love doesn't last that long"
I got this feelin' inside night and day
And now I can't take it no more

Listen honey, can you see? Baby, you would bury me
If you were in the public eye givin' someone else a try
And you know you better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies, cut you down to size

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't, don't, don't, don't

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
I just might need you honey
Don't do me like that

Wait!
Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Baby, baby, baby,
Don't, don't, don't

No!
Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Baby, baby, baby...

Oh, oh, oh

 

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You Tell Me

(Tom Petty)

Baby I heard thunder
I woke up 'middle of the night
Baby I saw fire
I went left, I went right

So you tell me what you want me to do
This might be over honey, it ain't through
Let me know when you're finished with me
What you want me to be
Baby you tell me
Honey you tell me

Baby I don't understand this
But that's alright, I can take a little pain
I've been winnin' and losin'
Baby I've been in and out of the rain

So you tell me what you want me to do
This might be over honey, it ain't through
Let me know when you're finished with me
What you want me to be
Baby you tell me
Honey you tell me

Well you put me through your paces and your twists
Until I felt like dying
Yeah the last thing that I needed
Was to finally realize that you were lying

So you tell me what you want me to do
This might be over honey it ain't through
Let me know when you're finished with me
What you want me to be
Baby you tell me
Honey you tell me
Baby you tell me
Will you tell me?

 

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What Are You Doin' In My Life

(Tom Petty)

Well you followed me all around New York City
Tryin' to make people think I wanted you with me
I can only hope that they didn't believe you
I can't figure out why I got to deal with you

What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
I didn't ask for you

I don't know how you got my telephone number
Probably some jerk tryin' to put me under
Some friend of a friend of a friend of mine
Baby who you tryin' to fool when you tell those lies?

What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
I didn't ask for you

Well this is all a little too much to believe
You're puttin' my name all around in the street
Honey where did you think this was gonna lead?
Baby will you tell me why you wanna bug me?

Well this is all a little too much to believe
You're puttin' my name all around in the street
Honey where did you think this was gonna lead?
Baby will you tell me why you wanna bug me?

Well you're the last woman in the world that thrills me
Now you got my girlfriend tryin' to kill me
Honey my friends think that I've gone crazy
Can't you figure out that you ain't my baby

What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
What are you doin' in my life?
I didn't ask for you

 

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Louisiana Rain

(Tom Petty)

Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea
That was when I was taken in and it left its mark on me
Yeah she nearly drove me crazy with all those China toys
And I know she really didn't mean a thing to any of those sailor boys

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

South Carolina put out its arms for me
Right up until everything went black somewhere on Lonely Street
And I still can't quite remember who helped me to my feet
Thank God for a love that followed the angel's remedy

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Well I never will get over this English refugee
Singing to the jukebox in some all-night beanery
Yeah he was eating pills like candy and chasing them with tea
You should have seen him lick his lips, that old black muddied beak

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisian rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge
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Writer: PETTY, TOM
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


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