Petty Interpretations

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I started recording these songs because I wanted to find a way to play around with arrangement without having to write lyrics at the same time. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Tom's restraint in the original arrangements. His songs showcase melody and lyricism without distracting the listener with extra sounds. I knew these songs would translate to a variety of styles because they have such strong lyrics and melodies at their core.

All tracks were recorded on a Tascam 424mkII to four-track cassette, then mixed by me at Joel's Underwear. No computers were used... until now.

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released January 31, 2017

All songs written by Tom Petty, except "End of the Line" written by Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynn, and Roy Orbison.

"Free Fallin" uses an interpolation of the Andrew Spence song "Weighted Down."

"Refugee" uses an interpolation of The Spits' song "All I Want."

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Track Name: Don't Do Me Like That
I was talkin' with a friend of mine,
He said a woman had hurt his pride,
She told him that she loved him so and
Then turned around and let him go.
Then he said, "You better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself.
Someone's gonna tell you lies and
Cut you down to size."

Don't do me like that. Don't do me like that.
I just might 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 honey
Don't do me like that.

Listen honey, can't you see? Baby, it would bury me
If you were in the public eye givin' someone else a try.
So 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.
I just might love you baby.
Don't do me like that. Don't do me like that.
Someday I might need you honey

Don't do me like that. Somewhere deep down inside,
Somethin' sayin, ' "Love doesn't last that long."
I've had this feelin' inside night out and day in,
Baby, I can't take it no more.

Don't do me like that. Don't do me like that.
I just might love you baby
Don't do me like that. Don't do me like that.
Someday I might need you, honey. Don't do me like that.
Track Name: Refugee
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, you have to live like a refugee
You have to live like a refugee

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Who knows maybe you were kidnapped
Tied up taken away and held for ransom

Listen, you have to live like a refugee
You have to live like a refugee

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

Listen, you have to live like a refugee
You have to live like a refugee
Track Name: Free Fallin
She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

It's a long day livin' in Reseda
There's a freeway runnin' through the yard
And I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart

All the vampires walkin' through the valley
Move west down Ventura Blvd.
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
All the good girls are home with broken hearts
Track Name: Listen to Her Heart
You think you're gonna take her away
With your money and your cocaine
You keep thinking that her mind is gonna change
But I know everything is okay

She's gonna listen to her heart
It's gonna tell her what to do
She might need a lot of loving
But she don't need you

You want me to think that I'm being used
You want her to think it's over
You can't see it doesn't matter what you do
Buddy, you don't even know her

She's gonna listen to her heart
It's gonna tell her what to do
She might need a lot of loving
But she don't need you
Track Name: End of the Line
Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well it's all right, doing the best you can
Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (end of the line)
Waiting for someone to tell you everything (end of the line)
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (end of the line)
Maybe a diamond ring

Well it's all right, even if they say you're wrong
Well it's all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well it's all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well it's all right, everyday is judgment day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways (end of the line)
You'll think of me, wonder where I am these days (end of the line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (end of the line)
Purple haze

Well it's all right, even when push comes to shove
Well it's all right, if you got someone to love
Well it's all right, everything'll work out fine
Well it's all right, we're going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive (end of the line)
I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive (end of the line)
It don't matter if you're by my side (end of the line)
I'm satisfied

Well it's all right, even if you're old and grey
Well it's all right, you still got something to say
Well it's all right, remember to live and let live
Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well it's all right, even if the sun don't shine
Well it's all right, we're going to the end of the line