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Tom Petty — Free Fallin'
Album: Full Moon Fever
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Released: 1989
Length: 4:11
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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

And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'

All the vampires walkin' through the valley
Move west down Ventura Boulevard
And all the bad boys are standin' in the shadows
And the good girls are home with broken hearts

And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'

(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)

(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)

I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky
I'm gonna free fall out into nothin'
Gonna leave this world for a while

And I'm free
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Free fallin'
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Yeah, I'm free
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Free fallin'
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)

(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'
Oh!
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Free fallin'
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Yeah, I'm free
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
Oh! Free fallin'
(Free fallin', now I'm)
(Free fallin', now I'm)
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 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

I don't think it's ironic, and I do think it's a great way to give a thumbnail sketch of a person's innocence and naivete in very few words. You or I might not want to hang around with such a girl, but we both know exactly what kind of girl she was before the bad boy broke her heart, which is what Petty intended.

 
Steve : she lives in Recida...
bring back such great memories form my years at uni... 
driving home at 2 am from my Girlfriend's and singing out loud... very loud
and I am freeeeeeee freee fallin'... yeah I am freeeeeee free falling...  

{#Yell} 
I was driving something like this:

 so I felt like the king of the world!!
Love this track and most of Tom's music but never realised that Bill was such a fan.  73 tracks in the library! {#Biggrin}
There seems to have been a lot of Tom Petty on RP this week. I'm not complaining, just pointing out a trend. 
 stevendejong wrote:
She's a good girl, loves Jesus and America too...
{#Sick}

Or is this ironic? :) 
 
I don't think it's ironic, and I do think it's a great way to give a thumbnail sketch of a person's innocence and naivete in very few words. You or I might not want to hang around with such a girl, but we both know exactly what kind of girl she was before the bad boy broke her heart, which is what Petty intended.
She's a good girl, loves Jesus and America too...
{#Sick}

Or is this ironic? :) 
 jnesser wrote:
Sorry, but this song makes my head wanna pop off. Ugh...
 


Agreed...NEVER thought I'd have to endure this on RP...and I like this disk...
Please don't tell me you're going commando, Tom?
I often associate this song with Market 'corrections'
Could listen to the riffs in this song all day. Relaxing.
Sorry, but this song makes my head wanna pop off. Ugh...

As sophisticated as this song is, as evocative the lyrics are, I can only remember my toddler son singing this song frequently, "Fweeeeee fawing..."


Classic.
Simple, eloquent, bitter sweet, sufficient. 
{#Bounce} Now here is a TP song I love.
Simple but so good. I've been a Tom Petty fan for a long time and I can listen to this one over and over (I really didn't have a choice!) and not get tired of it!