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Tom Petty — The Golden Rose
Album: Highway Companion
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6.3

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Total ratings: 394









Released: 2006
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Well, The Golden Rose sailed with a broken man
Going south
Got on board with a woman to lead him around
By the mouth

(Chorus:)
And it's goodbye, Golden Rose
Yeah, it's goodbye, Golden Rose

Well, the captain who swears if he speaks at all
Wears a gun
Got a first maid who's never quite on the ball
For his son

(Chorus:)
And it's goodbye, Golden Rose
Yeah, it's goodbye, Golden Rose

Wish I was back in her arms again
Wish I was holding her tight
Wish I was back in her arms again
Safe from the night

She stood on the shore and she waved to me:
"Come back home"
Many a-night I would think of her
All alone

(Chorus:)
And it's goodbye, Golden Rose
Yeah, it's goodbye, Golden Rose
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 akmegan wrote:
This album is one of my favorites for road trips. This song always makes me wonder what the video is like. Seems like it would be an epic saga. Similar to Don't Come Around Here No More" or "Runnin' Down A Dream". Anyone seen a video for this one? {#Cowboy}

 
Absolutely. Among the very best road trip albums I have come across. 
This Guy!
Like fine wine. 
 hunthunthunt wrote:
While this track was playing, my colleague exclaimed:
"Is this douche bag FM?"

 

The fact that Radio Paradise isn't broadcasted on FM is a compliment in itself, so don't mind that moron-colleague of yours...
About the song, also hearing a lot of Pink Floyd in there, but that's not a bad thing at all!

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 hunthunthunt wrote:
While this track was playing, my colleague exclaimed:
"Is this douche bag FM?"

 
oh that colleague of yours - what a laff riot


Great album, really nice!!
 andiman wrote:
Gooooodbye Tom Petty. {#Sleep}
 

Yea, no shit! He has very few non-snorers since the 70's.{#Sleep}
Gooooodbye Tom Petty. {#Sleep}
The lyrics remind me of that favourite old ditty "The Good Ship Venus", the words to which I used to know off by heart and which are way too 'adult' for a family-friendly radio station ;)
 Cruzan wrote:
I really like TP's newer stuff. I think he is getting better with age.

This is a really cool song you would never hear on the radio.

 
He's a Neil Young wanna be.

This album is one of my favorites for road trips. This song always makes me wonder what the video is like. Seems like it would be an epic saga. Similar to Don't Come Around Here No More" or "Runnin' Down A Dream". Anyone seen a video for this one? {#Cowboy}
                                                   {#Clap}
                                                           {#Arrowd}
I'll say it again...

TP is an American Hero.  His music is simple, beautifully melodic, and absolutely reverant to the greatest lessons taught by all of the best teachers.

This album is really, really relaxing and enjoyable to listen to.
 loversclub wrote:
the beatles are back
 
What,is a concert coming up,new CD to buy,any T-shirts?  Tell me,Tell me!!!

'tis a bit Beatle-esque. . .

the beatles are back
 cosmiclint wrote:
Quite evocative of David Gilmore's On an Island
 
What a keen observation; I agree completely.

I really like TP's newer stuff. I think he is getting better with age. This is a really cool song you would never hear on the radio.
Normally, my skin crawls at the sound of his voice. But this isn't too bad.
More Wildflowers please :)
While this track was playing, my colleague exclaimed: "Is this douche bag FM?"
MCKY wrote:
so did Eli!
:cry:
formersnowbug wrote:
Tom's been listening to Wish You Were Here.
Hmm.... Pink Floyd? Tom's been listening to the production values or the song structures? I kinda like Tom Petty. A bit bad boy, cocky, a bit psychedelic, a bit counter-culture, slightly cranked up contemporary American folk music, simple, good song structures, nice melodies. Tom sings better than Dylan or Cohen though I suppose that's not saying much.
joeychick wrote:
I haven't heard this one before, but I like it. BTW, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers totally rocked the Super Bowl last night!
so did Eli!
I haven't heard this one before, but I like it. BTW, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers totally rocked the Super Bowl last night!
This guy tries too hard to be deep and artful...and he's not. Stick to the Rock 'N Roll, Tom.
Porgie_Tirebiter wrote:
Today was the first time I ever heard this tune, somehow - and I'm not at ALL surprised to find that I'm merely the latest in a long line of folks who heard a lot of Pink Floyd in it. (not that that's necessarily a bad thing...)
Quite evocative of David Gilmore's On an Island
Definitely "Echoes" of "She's So Heavy" in this one. :wink:
Not his best but he's earned his stripes, plods along minding his own...like a strange but entertaining Uncle
Today was the first time I ever heard this tune, somehow - and I'm not at ALL surprised to find that I'm merely the latest in a long line of folks who heard a lot of Pink Floyd in it. (not that that's necessarily a bad thing...)
MickMan wrote:
A couple good tune? Please. Do you listen to his music only when you hear it on the radio? Listen to Wild Flowers a few times and then tell me he's only got a couple good tunes. He's a legend in American music.
Ok, to begin with, he can't sing. But then again neither can Dylan. Then there's the sound ... listen to King of the Hill by Roger McGuinn and you'll hear every lick Petty has. Then there's the tunes. This one (a cumulative 6.1 from the august RP listeners) is exceptionally sucky. Then there's stuff like Mary Jane's Last Dance, which is a really highly rated track here but sounds to me like a below average bar band on a bad night. Just sayin ...
Once again...:meditate:...AHHH...
I luv these tracks that get very little airplay...
keller1 wrote:
This is a guy with minimal talent who made a couple of good tunes and a lot of shite ones ... like this one.
A couple good tune? Please. Do you listen to his music only when you hear it on the radio? Listen to Wild Flowers a few times and then tell me he's only got a couple good tunes. He's a legend in American music.
Seldom a Prophet in your own contry,TP up in top in my book.
keller1 wrote:
This is a guy with minimal talent who made a couple of good tunes and a lot of shite ones ... like this one.
I disagree...and you got to admit the guy's famous...
Like every other Petty song except slow. The words are clear at least which is not true of Petty songs at normal pace. He has got the Dylan disease.
This is one of Tom's really introspective cuts. He is VERY talented, BTW .. and not just a rock and roll character with nutcracker jeans.
This is a guy with minimal talent who made a couple of good tunes and a lot of shite ones ... like this one.
I can't believe anyone enjoyed palying this dirge
Roverfish wrote:
... BTW, why's he saying goodbye to his golden roast? ...
Thanks for the laugh. Except now thats all I hear when he sings.
boooooooooooooooooooooooring I try to like TP but unless it's straight ahead rock-n-roll, it's mostly just annoying and boring
B O R I N G
I was thinking of the Yellow Rose of Texas...
Derecho wrote:
I came to mention it, too. I'm thinking of Meddle.
Man I was thinking the same thing.
guitar_man_101 wrote:
Honestly, before i even read the comments, I heard quite a bit of Pink Floyd in this one!
I came to mention it, too. I'm thinking of Meddle.
Tom Petty is Great...but this song? I just don't know....
Alafia wrote:
I am SO thoroughly tired of TP. Why does he get played so much on RP? Give us a break for awhile Bill, please?
He gets played because so many people at RP like him and his work. Including, I assume, Bill himself. I suspect you ought to do what I do when something I don't like comes on. Use your mute and wait till something else comes on.
This strikes me as between "Pretty Good" and "Quite Likeable". I gave it a 7 instead of 6 since I respect Mr. Petty's body of work 'or the years. (keep him coming by the way)
I am SO thoroughly tired of TP. Why does he get played so much on RP? Give us a break for awhile Bill, please?
Yeah. Not fond of TP, but this is working for me.
Radio Paradise! :music:
TP misses his honey..........great slow dance by the rock and roller with a good edge to it! :guitarist:
Yawn. Boring.
this song is growing on me
The 'Acceptable' rating was looking lonely, so I gave it company. That's just what this is...not very exciting or original, but not unpleasant, either. Just acceptable. BTW, why's he saying goodbye to his golden roast? Did he overcook it or something? :whisper: Oh, never mind.
formersnowbug wrote:
Tom's been listening to Wish You Were Here.
Wow Honestly, before i even read the comments, I heard quite a bit of Pink Floyd in this one!
Tom's been listening to Wish You Were Here.
A very different sound for Tom, and I like both old and new.
Love being first! Been liking the other tracks that I have heard. Not much like the old Petty, which is a good thing.