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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Here Comes My Girl
Album: Damn The Torpedos
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Released: 1979
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 standin' right by my side
You know, I can tell the whole wide world shove it, hey!

Here comes my girl, here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight

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

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

Here comes my girl, here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight (Watch her walk)

Every time it seems like there ain't nothin' left no more
I find myself having to reach out and grab hold of something
Yeah, I just catch myself wondering, waiting, worrying
About some silly little things that don't add up to nothin'

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

Here comes my girl, here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight
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Wow, 42 years ago since I came in that record shop at home and bought this album.  
Impossible to make a cover of this.
I like this song, very intense. I miss you Tom.
 westslope wrote:
One of my favourite Tom Petty songs.
 
{#Yes} . . . and albums.
Watch her walk...
One of my favourite Tom Petty songs. 
Rock In Peace.
Tom,

You left us too soon.
And broke
all our hearts.

{#Bananajam}
 willjay wrote:
How did this boring dreck ever become "alternative" music?  It is dull and dragging and Petty has a terrible voice.

 
Never liked this song a great deal, but he has others I really prefer.  This is a tad overplayed.
Thomas Earl, mighty fine, mighty fine.
 lily34 wrote:
damn, i just love this from beginning to end.

 
Totally  : )
Cruising Georgian Bay in a 42 ft. Searay, sun glinting off the waves! Cranked Petty on the stereo..
bliss {#Hearteyes}


How did this boring dreck ever become "alternative" music?  It is dull and dragging and Petty has a terrible voice.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Wow...Suddenly, I am cruising around in my hot-rod '70 Cutlass S Coupe with a friend or two, the beers are open, and we are looking for a place to roll a doobie and toss the Frizz...Sometimes, when I hear The Cars 'Candy-O' or Tom Petty's 'Damn the Torpedoes,' it sure feels like it can be 1979 FOREVER, at least, somewhere in my mind!

 
Always loved the Cutlass. I had a 74 Javelin...Bouncy back end but lovely fast car in a straight run.
"Tuneful pre-rap" says my house-guest. "Hmmm, might just have a point there" says I, or is that me?
Unfortunate photography angle captured a strange looking torso. Arms look distorted or too short for the body they're attached. Like the music...just not the photo of TP so much. Oh well...
 coloradojohn wrote:
Wow...Suddenly, I am cruising around in my hot-rod '70 Cutlass S Coupe with a friend or two, the beers are open, and we are looking for a place to roll a doobie and toss the Frizz...Sometimes, when I hear The Cars 'Candy-O' or Tom Petty's 'Damn the Torpedoes,' it sure feels like it can be 1979 FOREVER, at least, somewhere in my mind!

 

Yea what a great year, throw in Rush Permanent Waves, AC/DC Highway to Hell and April Wine Harder, Faster while you're at it!{#Cheers}
Wow...Suddenly, I am cruising around in my hot-rod '70 Cutlass S Coupe with a friend or two, the beers are open, and we are looking for a place to roll a doobie and toss the Frizz...Sometimes, when I hear The Cars 'Candy-O' or Tom Petty's 'Damn the Torpedoes,' it sure feels like it can be 1979 FOREVER, at least, somewhere in my mind!
 Cynaera wrote:
I love Tom Petty - with or without the Homewreckers.  He doesn't have to prove himself, and even if he DID, he'd just do whatever he wanted anyway.  He's earned his stripes.
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...  what a sensational album...
 
As comfortable as an old woolen sweater on a chilly afternoon, and a simple — but strong — love song.
Damn good songwriter, especially for a good ole Florida cracker boy!
 Cynaera wrote:
I love Tom Petty - with or without the Homewreckers.  He doesn't have to prove himself, and even if he DID, he'd just do whatever he wanted anyway.  He's earned his stripes.
 
Yes he has, several times over.
damn, i just love this from beginning to end.
Stands up well after all these years.
Thanks Tom,  for years of excellence. Campbell also deserves kudos. You are a purest and a large part of the history of R&R. 
Did someone say Fear of Music!!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yah, this and a few others that came out in '79: Pink Floyd's The Wall, Cars Candy-O, Steve Forbert's Alive on Arrival, Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, London Calling, Talking Heads Fear of Music, and Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door. Not a bad year!
 
Forbert's 1979 album was Jackrabbit Slim, but yeah.
I love you Tom!
Watch her walk...
Got our tickets in the mail on Friday for Tom Petty.....{#Dancingbanana}
Denmark and Sweden this summer, YES! (and Norway of course, sorry my friends in Norway)


 miahfost wrote:
Back when Tom Petty was good.
 

like now...
 miahfost wrote:
Back when Tom Petty was good.
 
Have you listened to Mojo? Tom's new album is as good as any stuff he has done in the past. Well worth checking out.

I love Tom Petty - with or without the Homewreckers.  He doesn't have to prove himself, and even if he DID, he'd just do whatever he wanted anyway.  He's earned his stripes.
Back when Tom Petty was good.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yah, this and a few others that came out in '79: Pink Floyd's The Wall, Cars Candy-O, Steve Forbert's Alive on Arrival, Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, London Calling, Talking Heads Fear of Music, and Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door. Not a bad year!

 
All right! I love playing this game.

You can add: Elvis Costello - Armed Forces, Joe Jackson - Look Sharp AND I'm The Man, Dire Staits - Communique, The B52s - The B52s, Cheap Trick - At Budokan, Police - Regatta de Blanc, and all three acts of Zappa's Joe's Garage.


I like Tom Petty...but...based on the amount of TP I hear on Radio Paradise, Tom must be a blood relation. Although the new album is very good.
You can't go wrong with a Tom Petty classic.
 woozurbuddy wrote:

I've seen TP & the HB's many times over the past 20+ years and they are always incredible.  The last time was about 2 years ago with Pearl Jam as the opening act - dynomite!

The best  I ever saw was in the mid-80's when they toured with Bob Dylan.  The Hearbreakers were the opening act and played for about an hour and a half.  Then they came back out as Bob Dylan's touring band and did over 2 hours with him.  Unforgetable!
 
They took that tour up another notch by teaming up with the Grateful Dead for stadiums in the Summer of '86.  Petty-> Petty/Dylan->The Dead->Dylan and the Dead. Fantastic.

Just gets it right 90% of the time.

Love it, yes ! RT?


YESSSSS!
 superflyLD wrote:
such a classic album.  I wore this vinyl out as an early teenager.
 
Yah, this and a few others that came out in '79: Pink Floyd's The Wall, Cars Candy-O, Steve Forbert's Alive on Arrival, Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, London Calling, Talking Heads Fear of Music, and Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door. Not a bad year!

 Grammarcop wrote:
I have never understood Tom Petty's popularity. 

Flame away! 
 

No, no you will get no argument from me, he has some good songs, but not in over 30 years!
I have never understood Tom Petty's popularity. 

Flame away! 
One of the last great songs he put out.{#Yes}
such a classic album.  I wore this vinyl out as an early teenager.
watch her walk! yeah my kinda boy. .. {#Hug}
This thing needs some dancing bananas:  {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}
poof        suddenly I'm a teenager again ... kewl! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Turn it UP!!!!!! {#Guitarist}
 woozurbuddy wrote:
The best  I ever saw was in the mid-80's when they toured with Bob Dylan.  The Hearbreakers were the opening act and played for about an hour and a half.  Then they came back out as Bob Dylan's touring band and did over 2 hours with him.  Unforgetable!
 
I saw that tour too. Paso Robles California isn't the venue for solo acoustic Dylan but get the Heartbreakers on with him and you got yourself a Rock & Roll Show.

Tom Petty &TH are well worth overplaying. Always an outsider even when he's selling out stadiums, always intense onstage.

 junebaby65 wrote:
I dig me some TP, but I was hoping for something a little different....
 
Some Stevie Ray Vaughn, perhaps?  {#Clap}

I dig me some TP, but I was hoping for something a little different....
One of my favorite TP songs, and even though it's not one I need to hear on the radio anymore, it's still great.

Overplayed doesn't necessarily make a song bad. And maybe there are people a lot younger than me for whom it's not so familiar.
 ick wrote:
Uh huh... I can name this tune in 2 notes.  I must've worn out two copies of this LP growing up.
 
That's so awesome. Have you ever seen him live? I'd love to see a live show!

Uh huh... I can name this tune in 2 notes.  I must've worn out two copies of this LP growing up.
 kysmet wrote:
I've always been a Tom Petty fan and it's songs like this that instantly take me back in time and bring a smile to my face
 

Me too. First year of college, I think.

A good song, however not the unique, more obscure songs that I love being introduced on RP.  Gotta love Tom P., but I can put on the local "mix" radio station and hear this any time. 
I've always been a Tom Petty fan and it's songs like this that instantly take me back in time and bring a smile to my face
Some Roy Orbison would be great to follow this.
So few comments for such a great song... Perhaps it needs a little more rotation. "And then she looks me in the aye-ay-ay-ay..." :bananajam:
Watch 'er walk.
Leslie wrote:
I guess I have heard this song too many times. It's weary and tiresome.
I second that comment.
My favorite Petty track . . . AWESOME!!
Dinsdale wrote:
How ordinary.
NOT!! This is an amazing song in so many ways.
How ordinary.
I guess I have heard this song too many times. It\'s weary and tiresome.
this song was the first petty tune that grabbed me. i just love it. also, american girl i really liked, too. i don\'t hear too much the similarity between him and dylan that sometimes happens in his vocals. and what girl hasn\'t wished their guy would think of them when they hear this tune?