What are the best Tom Petty Lyrics?

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    #1Into The Great Wide Open

    Into The Great Wide Open

    This was the third single from the album of the same name released by Tom Petty in 1991. The song is, again, the classic story of the smalltown kid that leaves the place he was born and raised to become a star in Hollywood music industry, but ends being eaten alive and dumped by the same industry that took profit of him. The video features a young Johnny Depp as the main character of the story.



    Henry Little
    Written on October 4, 2017
    " Best songs can be kind of subjective, but for my money the best Tom Petty lyrics are into the Great Wide Open. This classic song is a story set to music but a child leaves home to become famous but, the music industry chews him up and spits him out. These lyrics are written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Does Duo went on to create many hits since. Lyrics evoke a sense of summer time and freedom but also, a sense of home. If you're looking for lyrics to the best Tom Petty song, I would go to genius.com which will have everything you could ever hope for. "
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    #2Free Fallin'

    Free Fallin'

    Form his Full Moon Fever album, this song is one of the anthems created by Tom Petty. A song about the regular life in the suburbs of LA, and how it is living and growing up there trying to reach your dreams and the rejections and mistakes of life. 



    Zhao Dong
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Genius is my favorite site for finding lyrics for songs. Personally, I like to know more about lyrics, such as, what inspired an artist to put that in their song. If there is bonus content available, all I have to do is click on a highlighted passage, and a side bar will appear to let me know the background behind the verse. Really neat feature."
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    #3Running Down a Dream

    Running Down a Dream

    This song was the second single for the 1989's album Full Moon Fever. It's a rock catchy tune that relies on the classic freedom and optimistic topics of the rock and roll song. Driving on a lonely highway with a long road ahead running down your dreams, and actively going to chase them.



    Sharon Russell
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "A Tom Petty classic, Running Down a Dream is a song with lyrics that I connect to and has always been one of my favorites. It's a song that connects to Petty's musical background and is a good example of his lyrical writing skills, even if this song is not his most well known or popular. "
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    #4The Waiting

    The Waiting

    The Waiting is the first single that came from the 1981's album of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaks, Hard Promises. The song is a classic rock song with a 60s feeling and talks about  the waiting for meeting your lover for having a night of passion like the first one.



    Juan Lopez
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The Waiting is one of the best Tom Petty songs. It was the first one from him that I heard and is always my favorite. It's lyrics really resonate with my experiences"
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    #5I Won't Back Down

    I Won't Back Down

    "I Won't Back Down" stands as one of the best songs by Tom Petty. Their lyrics tell a common man story about rejections, backdowns, failure and losing and his will to never surrender and always staying up.



    Walter Brewer
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I love Tom Petty, and his death two days ago still is something I can't believe. One of his greatest songs is I Won't Back Down, and the lyrics here were presented truthfully."
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    Refugee was the second single from the "Damn the Torpedoes" album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The song is a stand up declaration of being faithful to rock and roll and not falling into trends like new wave or punk rock that were popular in those times. Tom wanted to stick to the music he liked and he wanted to do: making classic rock great again.



    Maria Martin
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "When I heard that Tom Petty had died recently, I was really sad. Like many other people, I went back and re listened to all the old hits. Refugee is a great summation of Tom Petty's career. It's all about how he wanted to make music and stay true to himself. It really cheered me up and made me appreciate the man."
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    #7Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    This song, released as a new content to engage old fans to get the Tom Petty's Greatest Hits album released in 1993, was a great success. The song is a modern rock piece, with some influences on alt indie-rock but with the classic American rock feeling of Tom Petty. Tom tells the story of a one night stand of an Indiana girl that seems trapped in a life that she doesn't like at all but has no way to escape.



    Jane Porter
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "If this is your favorite Tom Petty song, then this is a great solution if you want the lyrics. All the lyrics are written out. There are also comments from people it you wish to read them. You can also offer an edit to the lyrics if you think a word is wrong."
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    #8American Girl

    American Girl

    American Girl was the second single for the first album of Tom Petty with his band the Heartbreakers. The song is a classic rock song about the smalltown kid that knows that there is something more out of the little borders of the town. But getting it is always hard and the struggle to survive and try to make a living in the great city is not as easy at it may seem.



    Jesse Hughes
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "American Girl is an an Amazing single is the best album of Tom Petty with his band the Heart-breakers and they did move me a lot .It is a very classic rock song that has very moving lyrics that will keep you entertained all through and I surely cant get enough of it!"


Best What are the best Tom Petty Lyrics
1Into The Great Wide OpenMusic 21 Free
2Free Fallin'Other 15 Free
3Running Down a DreamOther 14 Free
4The WaitingOther 9 Free
5I Won't Back DownOther 8 Free
6Refugee Other 6 Free
7Mary Jane's Last DanceOther 3 Free
8American GirlOther 2 Free

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