Tom Petty

About To Give Out – Tom Petty

Rickey and Dickey
Standing in the sun
Out there on that highway and the dog wouldn’t run
Rickey rolled a number
Dickey raised the hood
Time we hit Daytona I was feeling pretty good

Oh, mama I’m about to give out
Oh, mama I’m about to give out
I’m Davey Crockett in a coonskin town
Oh, mama I’m about to give out

Karaoke Katie drove the crowd wild
Every time she’d sing they’d come in for miles
Curtain came up
Katie came on
Drinking like a lumberjack
And singing Delta Dawn

Oh, mama I’m about to give out
Oh, mama I’m about to give out
I’m Davey Crockett in a coonskin town
Oh, mama I’m about to give out

Yeah, I hit town hard last night
Abraham and Moses
Some other friends of mine
Moses started drinkin’ he got a little rude
We woke up in the bushes
Beat to Hell and nude

Oh, mama I’m about to give out
Oh, mama I’m about to give out
I’m Davey Crockett in a coonskin town
Oh, mama, I’m about to give out
I’m Roy Rogers in a one horse town
Oh, mama I’m about to give out
I’m about to give out
I’m about to give out

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A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) – Tom Petty

She laughed in my face, told me good-bye
Said “Don’t think about it, you can go crazy
Anything can happen, anything can end
Don’t try to fight it, don’t try to save me”

Chorus
She’s a woman in love
And he’s gonna break her heart to pieces
She don’t wanna see
She’s a woman in love, but it’s not me

Well alright, do what you want
Don’t try to talk, don’t say nothin’
She used to be the kind of woman
You have and you hold, she could understand the problem
She let the little things go

Chorus
She’s a woman in love
And he’s gonna break her heart to pieces
But she don’t wanna know
She’s a woman in love, she can’t let go

Time after time, night after night
She would look up at me
And say she was lonely
I don’t understand the world today
I don’t understand what she needed
I gave her everything she threw it all away
On nothin’
She’s a woman in love

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A Wasted Life – Tom Petty

I know you’re walkin’ down lonely street
I know you can’t get out of the heat
Baby, it’s alright
Don’t have a wasted life

I know you have to feel a little used up
And no one can give you enough
Baby hold on tight

Don’t have a wasted life
I love you too much
Don’t have a wasted life
I love you too much

They give it to you from the time you’re born
You keep tryin’ to make one more score
Baby it’s alright
You gotta stand and fight
So when you’re lonely and you feel let down
You can call me I’ll come around
And treat you nice
Don’t have a wasted life
I love you too much — uh,uh, uh, don’t have a wasted life

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A Thing About You – Tom Petty

I’m not much on mystery
Yeah you gotta be careful what you dream
I thought this might pass with time
Yeah I thought I was satisfied

Chorus
But oh baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
Baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
It don’t matter what you say
It don’t matter what you do
I, I, I, got a thing about you

Somewhere deep in the middle of the night
Lovers hold each other tight
Whisper in their anxious ears
Words of love that disappear

(Repeat Chorus)

Baby you hold some strange control over me
Yeah it’s so wild it hypnotizes me

(Raise Both Arms and Repeat Chorus)

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A Self-Made Man – Tom Petty

If he don’t wanna talk
Leave him alone
If he don’t wanna talk
Leave him alone
He’s a self-made man, he did it on his own

Now some folks say there’s a dangerous side
Some folks says he’s got dangerous side
He’s a self-made man, he knows about pride

Chorus
So help me baby, look what love can do
It scares me baby, does it scare you too?

Some folks say it was a woman he knew
Some folks say it was a woman he knew
He’s a self-made man, he knows how to lose

(Repeat Chorus)

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A One Story Town – Tom Petty

I’m for standin’ up, I’m for breakin’ free
I don’t want fate handed down to me —
Yeah, I’m for movin’ on, try another town
Time ain’t changin’ nothin’, take a look around

Chorus
Oh, I’m lost in a one story town
Where everything’s close to the ground
Yeah the same shit goes down
Nothing turns around
It’s a one story town —

She was only seventeen
But I held her to her word
Had to push her luck
Thought she couldn’t burn

No, it didn’t hurt me
When she had to leave
She had a far away feeling
Wasn’t part of me

(Repeat Chorus)

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A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own – Tom Petty

I remember her standing in the tall grass and cattails
Away from the windows at the end of the day
watching the men from the landing in the
tall hats and coat-tails
She’d never look different,
But something would change

A mind with a heart of its own
Yeah a mind with a heart of its own

Well the man out to end us had a hurricane business
He’d raise them from babies all by himself
but his teen-age accountant had become surrounded
he drank up the party and everyone left

A mind with a heart of its own
Yes a mind with a heart of its own

Well I been to Brooker and I been to Micanopy
I been to St. Louis too, I been all around the world
I’ve been over to your house
And you’ve been over sometimes to my house
I’ve slept in your tree house
my middle name is Earl

A mind with a heart of its own
A mind with a heart of its own
Yeah a mind with a heart of its own

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A Higher Place – Tom Petty

We gotta get to a higher place
And we gotta leave by night
Before that river takes us down
We gotta find some place that’s dry
We gotta run like we’ve never run
Or we’re gonna lose the light

If we don’t get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

Well, I fool myself and I don’t know why
I thought we could ride this out
I was up all night making up my mind
But now I’ve got my doubts
I got my eye on the waterline
Trying to keep my sense of humor

But if we don’t get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

We gotta get to a higher place
And I hope we all arrive together
We gotta get to a higher place
If we want to survive the weather

I remember walking with her in town
Her hair was in the wind
I gave her my best kiss
She gave it back again
When I add up what I’ve left behind
I don’t want to lose no more

But if we don’t get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

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Wake Up Time – Tom Petty

You follow your feelings, you follow your dreams
You follow the leader into the trees
And what’s in there waiting, neither one of us knows
You gotta keep one eye open the further you go
You never dreamed you’d go down on one knee, but now
Who could have seen, you’d be so hard to please somehow
You feel like a poor boy, a long way from home
You’re just a poor boy, a long way from home

And it’s wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

You spend your life dreaming, running ’round in a trance
You hang out forever and still miss the dance
And if you get lucky, you might find someone
To help you get over the pain that will come
Yeah, you were so cool back in high school, what happened
You were so sure not to have your spirits dampened
But you’re just a poor boy alone in this world
You’re just a poor boy alone in this world

And it’s wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

Well, if he gets lucky, a boy finds a girl
To help him to shoulder the pain in this world
And if you follow your feelings
And you follow your dreams
You might find the forest there in the trees
Yeah, you’ll be alright, it’s just gonna take time, but now
Who could have seen you’d be so hard to please somehow
You’re just a poor boy a long way from home
You’re just a poor boy a long way from home

And it’s wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

‘Cause it’s wake up time
It’s time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

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California – Tom Petty

California’s been good to me.
Hope it don’t fall into the sea.
Sometimes you got to trust yourself.
It ain’t like anywhere else.
It ain’t like anywhere else.

It’s time to roll,
I’m all done.
It’s time we better hit the road
I got work later on,
It’s time we better hit the road.

And California’s been good to me.
I hope they don’t fall into the sea.
Sometimes you got to save yourself.
It ain’t like anywhere else.
No, it ain’t like anywhere else.

Sundown, red skies,
Nobody’s been around.
Sundown, blue eyes,
I kind of like this part of town.

And California has treated me good.
I pray to God that the hills don’t flood.
Sometimes you got to trust yourself.
It ain’t like anywhere else.
It ain’t like anywhere else.
Ain’t like anywhere else

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