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Album: Long After Dark
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Released: 1982
Length: 3:23
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You better watch what you say
You better watch what you do to me
Don't get carried away
Girl, if you can do better than me, go
Yeah, go, but remember

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe, when I found you

You put a hand on my cheek
And then you turned your eyes away
If you don't feel complete
If I don't take you all of the way, then go
Yeah, go, but remember

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe, when I found you

Yeah, go, just go
But remember

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe, when I found you
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 ace-marc wrote:
Most over-rated artist ever?  Tom Petty!
Most under-rated?   XTC!
So Bill, less Tom and more Andy, Please.
 
I agree with the XTC part, but Petty deserves it all.
What Brookup said
 Relayer wrote:

Yes, FM radio has KILLED so many good songs for me.  I've been on RP for going on 16 years now, and can now enjoy the occasional classic rock song, whereas before, I couldn't listen to any classic rock because FM overplayed all the great songs.
 

That's what a well-curated music collection, served up by a dj who cares about listener experience, versus a commercial quota-driven algorithm delivers. LLRP!!!!
Most over-rated artist ever?  Tom Petty!
Most under-rated?   XTC!
So Bill, less Tom and more Andy, Please.
Dammit.  Why do dead people compose such good music?
 scrubbrush wrote:
I feel like I've heard this song before...? where was that...?

Oh yeah, twice a day, every day for 30 years on FM radio...

Funny - I'm sick of it on FM radio, but somehow it sounds good here... 
 
Yes, FM radio has KILLED so many good songs for me.  I've been on RP for going on 16 years now, and can now enjoy the occasional classic rock song, whereas before, I couldn't listen to any classic rock because FM overplayed all the great songs.
 david927 wrote:
I'm probably alone is saying this, but I think this is one of the three or four really great Petty songs.  The words and voice are angry, the melody, other-worldly, as if someone is listening to an argument they had the next day, hearing their heated words and being embarrassed by them.

 
Thank you for your insights about this song, David927.
The lyrics for this song never appealed much to me, but I had never before noticed the contrast between those lyrics and the "somehow remote" quality of the musical arrangement. And that really does make the song interesting for me.
AH, Tom, we miss yas.
Still hits me from the opening notes of one of his songs, that he's 'gone'.
RIP Tom, many memories....
I'm probably alone is saying this, but I think this is one of the three or four really great Petty songs.  The words and voice are angry, the melody, other-worldly, as if someone is listening to an argument they had the next day, hearing their heated words and being embarrassed by them.
Tom, du wirst uns fehlen. Wir vermissen dich. Danke Danke Danke für deine wundervollen Songs!


He'll be missed. So glad I got to see him several times, most recently at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this past summer. Also was working at the Fillmore in San Francisco when he did an extended run of several shows, all of which were fantastic.
Sad day!
Mtv 1982 - it was a vintage year, nice nose, good legs, strong finish.
 AliGator wrote in June 2008:
I still love this song. (The video was on MTV during my formative years. )
 
I see that I've already mentioned this video here. I guess I don't need to do it again. 
Bad pickup line #327: "You got lucky babe, when I found you".
I feel like I've heard this song before...? where was that...?

Oh yeah, twice a day, every day for 30 years on FM radio...

Funny - I'm sick of it on FM radio, but somehow it sounds good here... 
sounds like he borrowed Human League's wonky synth.
Among my all-time favorite Heartbreakers songs.
 
Mr Petty is an awesome rocker  
Good message in this Petty tune. 
On the one hand, I can and do hear this EVERYWHERE else...

on the other hand, what a killer tune!  Timeless!
not near toms best......

This song is good for the ears...
 
This need to be in heavier rotation!

Sweet 
 Boz wrote:
Not his best but still good to hear
 
YEP. But I'll add that I would rather not hear this.
 My guess is that Tom Petty is a good networker/salesperson and he knows that his image carries him. 

Although I couldn't figure out what it had to do with the song, I loved the video.


Not his best but still good to hear
 h8rhater wrote:

Ah... then muzak is what you need.  Sadly, you won't find it here.

 

I disagree, this song is perfect muzak material. Though I only complain because the majority of music here is very good. If it was not, I would not even have as background din and would not care when they play Clear Channel favorites, the fact that I complain the few times they play so oft repeated tunes like this means that I think that RP is better than this most of the time.
cheesy
 ckcotton wrote:
Used to think this was the coolest video on MTV......

Does anyone even make them anymore?

:) 
 
Too funny!  I was just going to post that this was the first video I have clear memories of watching on MTV way, WAY, back when.
And, no, they don't make "normal" videos anymore, only full production movies cut down to 2.5 minute clips.

A fellow Floridian who has been consistently great over the years. Cheers! {#Cheers}
Very, very nice!
 ckcotton wrote:
Used to think this was the coolest video on MTV......

Does anyone even make them anymore?
 
...i'm dumbfounded to learn that this recorded in 1976, considering that the video was in heavy rotation when MTV debuted five years later, in 1981...

edit: ...ah, the release date listed above is in error!..this song was recorded and released in 1982, and went into heavy MTV rotation at the same time...
Used to think this was the coolest video on MTV......

Does anyone even make them anymore?

:) 
Still like this better than his new stuff.  I guess I am getting old and resistant to change. 
 sirdroseph wrote:


No I'm not, I don't come here to listen to the music.{#No} Except as background din at work.
 
Ah... then muzak is what you need.  Sadly, you won't find it here.

 sirdroseph wrote:


I say no.{#No}
 
You don't get a vote.

 h8rhater wrote:

You are in the wrong place... crybaby.  This song fits just fine on RP.  Thanks Bill!
 

No I'm not, I don't come here to listen to the music.{#No} Except as background din at work.
Nice.
 sirdroseph wrote:


I am, it is what I come here to get away from.{#Yes}
 
You are in the wrong place... crybaby.  This song fits just fine on RP.  Thanks Bill!


Dear Tom:   The word "good" does not have three syllables.  Thank you, sdn.

Tom Petty by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

oil & pastell on paper, 1983

 crockydile wrote:
This song never gets old. Great video, too.
 
agreed !

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Not sure what that is.

 

I am, it is what I come here to get away from.{#Yes}
 daigoro wrote:
I don't know why some people here get so bent when they hear a song that is actually played on the radio.

It isn't Clear Channel if the station mixes it up and drops in the occasional hit. I say bring it all on! If it's good, play it!
 

I say no.{#No}
 rjs wrote:
This is an awesome album, way underappreciated, I've let this sucker jam since it came out!  The original release date as shown in the album info is WAY off - it's 1982 or 83, not 1976!

 

yes, Long After Dark was released in 1982.\
his first album "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was Released: November 9, 1976

 Bakaretsu wrote:
I haven't heard this enough on Clear Channel  {#Frustrated}
 
Not sure what that is.

This song never gets old. Great video, too.
 Bakaretsu wrote:
I haven't heard this enough on Clear Channel  {#Frustrated}
 
On noooo, that's a friggin tragedy, but believe me when I tell you, there's still time.


I don't know why some people here get so bent when they hear a song that is actually played on the radio.

It isn't Clear Channel if the station mixes it up and drops in the occasional hit. I say bring it all on! If it's good, play it!
This is an awesome album, way underappreciated, I've let this sucker jam since it came out!  The original release date as shown in the album info is WAY off - it's 1982 or 83, not 1976!

I haven't heard this enough on Clear Channel  {#Frustrated}
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Reminds me of cruising around in my brother-in-laws '68 Camaro.  You know the type, big, big back tires and skinny front tires.  Man, we thought we were the bomb!  {#Roflol}
 

Carbon footprint?  We don't need no steenking carbon footprint!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
yup. can't help it. it's a hit with me.
Reminds me of cruising around in my brother-in-laws '68 Camaro.  You know the type, big, big back tires and skinny front tires.  Man, we thought we were the bomb!  {#Roflol}
AliGator wrote:
I still love this song. (The video was on MTV during my formative years. )


I love the video for this song!


I still love this song. (The video was on MTV during my formative years. :lol:)
cmain wrote:
Went to see "Runnin' Down a Dream" last night. I think it is being replayed on 10/29/07 on Sundance Channel. It is nearly 4 hours long, so it is a commitment, but I recommend it. Some great interviews and footage.
Now available on DVD. The 4 hours flew by for me! I had no idea how much Tom has done to further artist's rights in the industry.
bigB_3 wrote:
I love it. It reminds me of when MTV played videos. Damn, I am old.
You mean there was a time when you could turn on MTV in prime time and see a rock video? Amazing! How would today's "kids" survive in a world without Road Rules and Tila Tequila?
Hannio wrote:
Thinks a lot of himself, don't he?
I remember being bugged by that back when the song was first on the radio--turns out it still annoys me, how many years later?
Went to see "Runnin' Down a Dream" last night. I think it is being replayed on 10/29/07 on Sundance Channel. It is nearly 4 hours long, so it is a commitment, but I recommend it. Some great interviews and footage.
chucc wrote:
old stuff play the old stuff............. :D
Clarification: play the OLDEST stuff
Zep wrote:
One of the few songs on RP I really hate. Trite, bland, repetitive, uninspired, and really, just a little too 80s/MTV. So much better Petty out there, this one can be retired.
I love it. It reminds me of when MTV played videos. Damn, I am old.
sounds like a boy who has been dumped!
Thinks a lot of himself, don\'t he?
One of the few songs on RP I really hate. Trite, bland, repetitive, uninspired, and really, just a little too 80s/MTV. So much better Petty out there, this one can be retired.
I do like Mr. Petty, but I find this one to be kind of bland. I think I've heard it too many times on the classic rock stations.
...Ahh, the EARLY MTV days....this video....
tvirlip wrote:
Commercial crap.
In ither words to be commercially successfull means crap yo you? It is kind of a limited vision, wouldn't you say?
dhostetler wrote:
:stop: please make it stop!
What? Are you seriously ill? :fever:
:sunny.gif:
:stop: please make it stop!
:yawn:
Interesting that so many people remember the video to this one. I had the same reaction. I remember being into role-playing games at the time and trying to do some kind of science fiction setting based on the video atmosphere. Very few songs do I associate closely with a video, but the sound of this one alway seemed to fit the dystopia futuristic look of the video.
My favorite moment from the video was Tom's squint after seeing flying spaceships on one of the TVs uncovered. It always amused me. The song ain't bad either.
This is the first time I've heard this on RP. My first thought was "Oh yeah, what a great video!"
Originally Posted by tom_tom: Used to love the cheesy Mad Max video for this song when I was a kid.
Absolutely one of the best videos ever. I mean, wasn't it inevitable that they'd stumble upon those instruments and launch into the song? And then - even more perfect - Tom gets a bit spot in Costner's "The Postman", playing himself in post-WWIII America.
old stuff play the old stuff............. :D
One of my favorite Petty videos, but not one of my favorite Petty songs. Play \'Refugee\', that\'s the good old school stuff.
i like tom petty\'s older stuff. i always find it a little curious when rp sounds like a classic rock station, though.
blech. I never cared for this song.
Should have saved this for tomorrow - Valentine\'s Day! :p
I\'m a big TP fan but this is the one song of his that I just about can\'t stand. Aagh, those keyboards... :frustrated:
Originally Posted by tom_tom: Used to love the cheesy Mad Max video for this song when I was a kid.
I wanted the sidecar hack....back when mtv played music videos (what a novel idea...someone should try that) we got cable in 83 or 84 and this was one of the ones I liked back then...it is still a cool video.
Commercial crap.
This one was a tough one to rate. I gave it a 5 because as much as I like TP and even this song on occasion, I did not really want to hear it on RP. I still have to listen to broadcast radio on occasion and it\'s still overplayed there.
Aren\'t we being a little harsh?
Ok, all comments aside, it\'s a great \"in your face\" song if you happen to be in that mood. After all, you have to be pretty confident/arrogant to actually say this to someone. Fun song for me.
not my fav
I LIKE Tom Petty. With or without sideburns; with or without the Heartbreakers. So there. :p :p pmb 8^)
Originally Posted by Platypus: yeah. whats with the Tom Petty explosion on RP lately? yuck.
TP has more Billboard charting songs then any other rock artist. ie his music appeals to a lot of people. Including me. ANd yes, the video for this was pretty neat! :D
yeah. whats with the Tom Petty explosion on RP lately? yuck.
Ewwwww :p I don't feel so lucky now. (May 03) I feel even less lucky today (June 13)
This song is just so, FM radio. Dull stuff
I\'m always put off by his voice and this title is not helping with the cheesy synthe!
Used to love the cheesy Mad Max video for this song when I was a kid.
Not one of his best, but I like it
This is my absolute favorite of Tom\'s. He picks up and squeezes (very hard) the hurt pride we\'ve all felt at one time or another. The music doesn\'t convey much hope though does it? It just sounds like a desert, when you\'re thirsty and tired and alone. There\'s beauty in that. And maybe hope will follow.
You Got Lucky? No, It Got Sucky.