Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Album Lyrics by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Lyrics

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Rockin' Around (With You)

(Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)

Why be lonely
Why be blue
You got me babe, I got you
And I can't stop thinkin' 'bout you
How I dig rockin' around with you

I was waiting
You came through
You knew no one else will do
And I can't stop thinkin' 'bout you
How I dig rockin' around with you

You know I dig rockin' around
You know I dig rockin' around
You know I dig rockin' around

 

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Breakdown

(Tom Petty)

It's all right if you love me
It's all right if you don't
I'm not afraid of you running away
Honey, I've got the feeling you won't

There is no sense in pretending
Your eyes give you away
Something inside you is feeling like I do
We said all there is to say

Baby Breakdown
Go ahead and give it to me
Breakdown honey take me through the night
Breakdown now I standin' here can't you see
Breakdown, it's all right
It's all right
It's all right

Breakdown
Go ahead and give it to me
Breakdown honey take me through the night
Breakdown now I standin' here can't you see
Breakdown, it's all right
It's all right
It's all right

 

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Hometown Blues

(Tom Petty)

Baby can't wait, baby gotta go
Gotta do a number on a late night show
Do a little song, do a little dance
Gonna make the best of her big chance

It don't really matter if she don't or if she do
Just tryin' to make the best of the hometown blues
Blues

I gotta friend, gotta little girl
Say she's the best in the whole wide world
Said it's so good, said it so unreal
Might not last, but it's no big deal

It don't really matter if she don't or if she do
Just trying to make the best of the hometown blues.
Blues

Baby, save me, save me,
Save me with your sweet smile
Honey, I really need your
To help me kill a little bit of time

All of the girls run with the crowd
They go wild when the lights go down
They gotta little money, little in a dream
Wanna be the queen of their little scene

Don't really matter if they don't or if they do
They're trying to make the best of the hometown blues
Blues

Blues, blues, blues, blues

 

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The Wild One Forever

(Tom Petty)

Well, the moon sank as the wind blew
And the street lights slowly died
Yeah they call you the wild one
Said stay away from her
Said she couldn't love no one if she tried

But then somethin' I saw in your eyes
Told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine
The strangest feeling came over me down inside
No matter what it takes
I'll never get over how good it felt
When you finally held me
I will never regret baby
Those few hours linger on in my head forever

Well it's too bad but I want you
To know I understand
Yeah it's been a long time
But I don't mind, yeah it's all right
I understand

Because somethin' I saw in your eyes
Told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine
The strangest feeling came over me down inside
I knew right away
I'd never get over how good it felt
When you finally kissed me
I will never regret baby
Baby, those few hours linger on in my head forever

 

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Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll

(Tom Petty)

Some friends of mine and me stayed up all through the night
Rockin' pretty steady till the sky went light
And didn't go to bed
Didn't go to work
I picked up the telephone
Told the boss he was a jerk

Your mama don't like it when you run around
With me
But we got to hip your mama
That you got to live free
Don't need her. Don't need school
You don't like your daddy and you don't like rules

So, c'mon baby let's go
Don't you hear the rock 'n' roll playin' on the radio
Sound so right?
Girl your better grab hold
Everybody's got to know
Anything that's rock 'n' roll's fine
Anything that's rock 'n' roll's fine


Oh oo oh my little baby
I'm a little bit shakin'
I'm a little bit crazy
But I know what I want
I wanna it right now
While the 'lectric guitars are playin' way up loud

C'mon baby let's go
Don't you hear the rock 'n' roll playin' on the radio
Sound so right?
Girl your better grab hold
Everybody's got to know
Anything that's rock 'n' roll's fine
Anything that's rock 'n' roll's fine

 

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Strangered In The Night

(Tom Petty)

Well it was dark at midnight
There was hardly any moon
And no one really saw much
No one was really sure
But something didn't seem right
Something was kinda queer
A roar turned into whispers
Everyone stood there

As the sound spilt the night
They ran hiding from the light
Like strangers in the night
Like strangers in the night

Well I didn't see no shotgun
I didn't see no knife
But I saw this crazy black guy
With the demon in his eye
And I heard him say "white man"
I've seen that silver cue
You don't remember me well
But I remember you

As the sound spilt the night
They ran hiding from the light
Like strangers in the night
Like strangers in the night

Well the knife just left his fingers
As the black guy took his aim
White guy's head exploded
The black guy howled in pain
Then everybody scattered
I heard some woman scream
God damn you old black bastard
You've blown away my dreams

As the sound spilt the night
They ran hiding from the light
Like strangers in the night
Like strangers in the night

 

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Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

(Tom Petty)

Strange voice on the telephone
Tellin' me I better leave you 'lone
Why don't somebody say what's going on
Uh oh I think I been through this before

Looks like I'm the fool again
Looks like I'm the fool again
I don't like it
I don't like it

You never said you had no number two
I need to know about it if you do
If two is one I might as well be three
It's good to see you think so much of me

Looks like I'm the fool again
Looks like I'm the fool again
I don't like it
I don't like it
Look out!

You never said you had no number two
I need to know about it if you do
If two is one I might as well be three
It's good to see you think so much of me

Looks like I'm the fool again
Looks like I'm the fool again
I don't like it
I don't like it
Look out!

I don't like it
I don't like it
I don't like it

 

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Mystery Man

(Tom Petty)

Don't hide from me baby
Shame on you
Incognito honey you're so crude
I don't mind
Take me hand
Baby I wanna be your mystery man

Yeah you got ruby lipstick
Rose petal rouge
And dime store jewelry
Cheap perfume
I don't mind, take my hand
Honey I wanna be your mystery man

You know I do, you know I do
Oh you know I do, you i do
Yeah you know I do, you know I do
Baby you know I do, you know I do

Don't hide from me baby
Shame on you
Incognito honey you're so crude
I don't mind
Take me hand
Baby I wanna be your mystery man

You know I do, you know I do
Oh you know I do, you i do
Yeah you know I do, you know I do
Baby you know I do, you know I do

 

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Luna

(Tom Petty)

White light cut a scar in the sky
Thin line of silver
The night was all clouded with dreams
Wind made me shiver
Black and yellow pools of light
Outside my window
Luna come to me tonight
I am a prisoner
Luna glide down from the moon

The clouds are all silver and black
Floating around me
Luna come into my eyes
Luna surround me
With black and yellow pools of light
Fall by my window
Luna come to me tonight
I am a prisoner
Luna glide down from the moon

The clouds are all silver and black
Floating around me
Luna come into my eyes
Luna surround me
With black and yellow pools of light
Fall by my window
Luna come to me tonight
I am a prisoner
Luna glide down from the moon

 

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American Girl

(Tom Petty)

Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin'
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin'
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

Well it was kind of cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
Out on 441 like waves crashin' on the beach
And for one desperate moment
There he crept back in her memory
God it's so painful when something that's so close
Is still so far out of reach

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl
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Writer: PETTY, TOM
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


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