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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — The Trip To Pirate's Cove
Album: Mojo
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 883









Released: 2010
Length: 4:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I took my few belongings
We headed out to Pirate's Cove
In my buddy's old Defender
We ran until the gas got low
We were flying close to heaven
Everything was starting to glow
Drivin' into sunset
Rollin' cause we had to roll
I think he was a preacher
But lord I can't recall his name
He was running out of wind
But talking to me just the same
He said five 'll get you ten
But boy you've got to stay in the game
Yeah you got to let it ride
Or you've only got yourself to blame
We lost a wheel in Santa Cruz
So we partied with some motel maids
My friend said I don't like mine
So what do you say we trade
She was a part of my heart
Now she's just a line in my face
They let us go with a warning
Said we'd book you, but we don't have a case
My friend said take her with you
To leave her here would be a crime
But let's get outta Santa Cruz
All I got is a Canadian dime
I got a friend in Mendocino
And it's gettin' close to harvest time
And she was kinda cute
If a little past her prime
On the trip to Pirate's Cove
On the trip to Pirate's Cove
Drivin' into sunset
Drivin' into sunset
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Tom Green
"past her prime", disappointing but I don't think it reflected his soul
 ger-man wrote:

Peter Green Instumental mit Text?

Greetings from Bavaria to all the listeners outside. Stay safe
 
Hi, thanks same to you.  Let's stay calm and listen to RP !


Peter Green Instumental mit Text?

Greetings from Bavaria to all the listeners outside. Stay safe
 ianmcconnell61 wrote:
You just played Tom Petty, "the Trip to pirates cove"..so similar to Peter Greens "Slabo Day. which you played earlier..my favorite Green song..has this similarity been noticed or commented on..(the Heartbreakers effort a bit pale by comparison. Just my opinion..thanks for being a great soundtrack to my day.Ian
 AGREED, never play it again please!
 ianmcconnell61 wrote:
You just played Tom Petty, "the Trip to pirates cove"..so similar to Peter Greens "Slabo Day. which you played earlier..my favorite Green song..has this similarity been noticed or commented on..(the Heartbreakers effort a bit pale by comparison. Just my opinion..thanks for being a great soundtrack to my day.Ian
 
Your rating is nice and high, I bumped you up one even.  You speak in your comments to Bill apparently. It's the other listeners, not the DJ, who want to know how you experience the same piece.
"She was a part of my heart, now she's just a line on my face'
I have way too many lines on my face...
sorry, meant slabo day. very cool songs. like them both
 Logani wrote:

 My thoughts exactly. Rip-off? Cover? Have to check liner notes.
 
Two chords.  (a "i - VI" progression).  "Inspired By" perhaps or likely, especially given Tom's interest in older music, but that's far from a unique chord progression.
sounds to me like peter greens in the skies..
 larkness115 wrote:
This song is offensively misogynistic. Please choose more judiciously.
 
Troll!  
7 -> 4  
upon reading the lyrics, noticed the misogyny, really sad {#Ask}-- still like the line "she/(he) was a part of my heart, now she's (he's) just a line in my face"
This song is offensively misogynistic. Please choose more judiciously.
 ianmcconnell61@gmail.com wrote:
You just played Tom Petty, "the Trip to pirates cove"..so similar to Peter Greens "Slabo Day. which you played earlier..my favorite Green song..has this similarity been noticed or commented on..(the Heartbreakers effort a bit pale by comparison. Just my opinion..thanks for being a great soundtrack to my day.Ian

 
My thoughts exactly. Hard to miss the similarity.
All this Petty is playing well after watching the documentary "Runnin' Down a Dream," by Peter Bogdanovich. 
It's 4 hours and 20 minutes, but splits well over two nights, or so...  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cnv82IrJU0  
 I've actually been to Pirate's Cove by sailboat. Love living in BC  {#Cheers}
twoplain2sea wrote:
 Say it's a cup of coffee,  and take  the trip To Pirate's Cove with a canadian dime.

 


You just played Tom Petty, "the Trip to pirates cove"..so similar to Peter Greens "Slabo Day. which you played earlier..my favorite Green song..has this similarity been noticed or commented on..(the Heartbreakers effort a bit pale by comparison. Just my opinion..thanks for being a great soundtrack to my day.Ian
 Say it's a cup of coffee,  and take  the trip To Pirate's Cove with a canadian dime.
Brutal lyrics. I don't care if the melody is Te Deum.

My mum always used to say, “if you canny say something positive keep your mooth shut”. I think that’s a good attitude to life. So even though Mr Petty has taken Slabo Day, written his own lyrics over it, then renamed the song. I have no comment to make!


shameless rip-off
very nice!
No doubt, this is exactly the melody of Peter Green's "Slabo day"...
 westslope wrote:
Interesting comments....  The things you learn on RP's fora.  

 
Agreed. I don't know of the song they complain it's a copy of, but this is quite mesmerising and suits certain moods. I liked it.
Interesting comments....  The things you learn on RP's fora.  
Tom Peter Green & The Songthieves. 

I hope that Tom Petty acknowledges that this tune is Slabo Day and isn’t trying to pass it off as original? If you take Slabo Day wash it 100 times and leave it out in the sun for a year you get this insipid tune. Play the original Bill.


THIS is an unneeded cover. Just stick to the original please...
sounds exactly like my town. wahoo  cruz
 DaveInVA wrote:
Peter Green's "Slabo Day" with lyrics added- I still like it though. Would be nice to follow this with Slabo Day....

 
Cool! Thanks Bill for playing Slabo day after this!
Trippy. 
Peter Green's "Slabo Day" with lyrics added- I still like it though. Would be nice to follow this with Slabo Day....
Boring.
 Lazarus wrote:


Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 

 
Everyone in your Church loves it!
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping from 8 to 9. The more I hear this, the more I love the layers of sound, the sly  nuances of the lyrics... This is, IMO, the best album ever from Tom Petty and the Homewreckers. I want this so bad I'd sell my body, but nobody would buy it, so I'll figure something else out. {#Lol}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
 clive369 wrote:
Chauvinistic, cheesy lyrics, cheesily delivered. By way of support I offer the following lyrical gem:

My friend said take her with you, to leave her here would be a crime
Let's get out of Santa Cruz, all I got is a Canadian dime
I got a friend in Mendocino, and it's getting close to harvest time
And she was kind of cute ... if a little past her prime!

Oh please {#Tongue}. If it was meant to get a laugh then job well done but I'm not convinced it was. A solid 4 because it's so bad it's funny.
 
 
Clive,

A Canadian Dime might reference a $10 bag of pot from British Columbia.

Mendocino is the Hippie capital of Humbolt County where a large proportion of the best pot produced in The US is grown.

Think St. Ives without the clotted cream.

This tune sounds a little tongue in cheek to me.
 Irish wrote:
In his friends old Defender..............at least it is a Land Rover........excellent

 
Enjoying my little Freelander AWD.  Ripper motor, aluminium panels. Yay!
In his friends old Defender..............at least it is a Land Rover........excellent
"We'd book you but we don't have case"
Santa Cruuuuuuuz!
 teryev wrote:
Anybody else notice that this sounds like Peter Green's Slabo Day with lyrics?
 
Definitely. Tried to upload 'Slabo Day' a few years back but it was rejected.
Chauvinistic, cheesy lyrics, cheesily delivered. By way of support I offer the following lyrical gem:

My friend said take her with you, to leave her here would be a crime
Let's get out of Santa Cruz, all I got is a Canadian dime
I got a friend in blah blah blah, and it's getting close to harvest time
And she was kind of cute ... if a little past her prime!

Oh please {#Tongue}. If it was meant to get a laugh then job well done but I'm not convinced it was. A solid 4 because it's so bad it's funny.
 
I like the Petty. His music always flows.
 dalebryan wrote:
Best song on the new album and the best album since Wildflowers.  Rock on, Tom!
 
Indeed
Is the sound of Tom Petty too much 'Gary Moore alike' or the opposite?
 Grammarcop wrote:
I'm sure he's singing about visiting the Pirate's Cove miniature golf course in Phuket, Thailand. Doesn't everyone? 
 
Limericks need not apply.
 teryev wrote:
Anybody else notice that this sounds like Peter Green's Slabo Day with lyrics?
 
 My thoughts exactly. Rip-off? Cover? Have to check liner notes.
 lmic wrote:
Santa Cruuuuuuuz!
 
{#Wave}

 Groogrux69 wrote:
This is a great song!  I wonder if he is talking about the nude beach called Pirates Cove near San Luis Obispo?  https://www.slopinion.com/san-luis-obispo-to-buy-pirates-cove-nude-beach/
 
he he he, I remember that place when I lived in San Luis Obispo in the 90's.  Went there a couple of times, lots of naked men playing volleyball - VERY scary.{#Surprised}


I'm sure he's singing about visiting the Pirate's Cove miniature golf course in Phuket, Thailand. Doesn't everyone? 
Best song on the new album and the best album since Wildflowers.  Rock on, Tom!
{#Hearteyes}
This is a great song!  I wonder if he is talking about the nude beach called Pirates Cove near San Luis Obispo?  https://www.slopinion.com/san-luis-obispo-to-buy-pirates-cove-nude-beach/
Seems to me Tom Petty like Johnny Cash (did) and Mark Knopfler (has and is) just got/gets better and better the further he/they goes/go/went/gone - bloody hell, a simple point made into a complete mess. Jist is, I like this...

 lmic wrote:
Santa Cruuuuuuuz!
 

{#Yes}
This song is shockingly good!{#Eek} Tom Petty is the Ladanian Thomlinson of rock and roll, everyone left him for dead, but then he releases this!{#Lol}
Tom Petty has done some really rockin' and rollin' stuff that gets the feet tapping crazily and fires the blood, but every song played from this CD on RP has been solid Ho-Hum, including this one, sadly. The Nottingham jury's retiring for a quiet nap... {#Sleep}


{#Curtain}

This is one gentleman/band I encourage people to see live.  I have seen him three times and each show is unique and always a fabulous time. 
{#Bounce}
Santa Cruuuuuuuz!
This whole album is great.  Thanks bill for introducing me to it.
Bill you are in danger of a commercial radio sin: playing this into the ground. I like everything you've played off this CD but as an everyday all day listener it's wearing thin.
You really need to add " Don't pull me over" to your rotation!
 miahfost wrote:
This whole record makes me nauseous.

Laconic and so arch, as if he believes that being insincere is the same thing as irony. The guitar bits are hackneyed, the phrasing slack, just a myopic re-hashing of Rock and Roll that has been rehashed so many times before by so many better performers. 

It is truly time for Petty to either get himself a heroin addiction, or become a sappy A & R man which is what he really is. 
 
I just bought this CD, it hasn't arrived yet, but I'll get back to you on the final verdict. BTW I just visited your home town. Pretty boring, but it's got a great old center with great food. I'll be back.


Anybody else notice that this sounds like Peter Green's Slabo Day with lyrics?
This whole record makes me nauseous.

Laconic and so arch, as if he believes that being insincere is the same thing as irony. The guitar bits are hackneyed, the phrasing slack, just a myopic re-hashing of Rock and Roll that has been rehashed so many times before by so many better performers. 

It is truly time for Petty to either get himself a heroin addiction, or become a sappy A & R man which is what he really is. 
i like this song, but can we hear something else off the album sometimes??

Bumping from 8 to 9. The more I hear this, the more I love the layers of sound, the sly  nuances of the lyrics... This is, IMO, the best album ever from Tom Petty and the Homewreckers. I want this so bad I'd sell my body, but nobody would buy it, so I'll figure something else out. {#Lol}
 ndrakos wrote:
gorgeous song. does it also remind you of Slabo Day by Peter Green?
 
It does more than just "remind" me...

I have gay friends that insist that Tom is gay...just a little heads-up when appreciating his songs like this! lol
me likey
TP Just keeps rockin'

This song sound sooo RAD cranked up on my stereo!!! 
 markymarkmon wrote:
She was a part of my life... now she's just a line on my face
 
Heart dude, part of his heart.

She was a part of my life... now she's just a line on my face
Perfect for....


 namescrush wrote:
Ace tune. Finally relentented and did the deed on Amazon. You buggers are costing me a fortune! Please keep it up. You truly know how to lift the spirit. Makes living in the UK almost tolerable. Naaaah - no-one's that good, but you're damn close.
 

Know what you mean, I left in 2008.
Ace tune. Finally relentented and did the deed on Amazon. You buggers are costing me a fortune! Please keep it up. You truly know how to lift the spirit. Makes living in the UK almost tolerable. Naaaah - no-one's that good, but you're damn close.
fantastic album again from the best of em........{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Clap}{#Cool}
 Shesdifferent wrote:
I'm liking this new album so far
 

At first listen I missed some parts, too busy doing other things... then I plugged in the headphones, sat back in the recliner, and what an excellent experience!  So far I've had a couple of "good" listens and I REALLY like it... I have a feeling that the more I listen, the more I'm going to love it.
Thanks RP for bringing this album to my attention and a BIG thanks to Tom and the boys for yet another great peice of work.

yeeeeahhh... speaking of being past your prime.

Ho-Hum
kinda bob welchy. gotta get this one.
Very nice.
Many have tried,, but this echo thing works !!! {#Yes}

This is brilliant !  {#Sunny}
I'm liking this new album so far

This album is great.  Just got back from a week down the shore.  We listened to this album a couple of nights, under spectacular, starry skies.  I told my husband: "I have a feeling I am experiencing a great memory in the making."

 
gorgeous song. does it also remind you of Slabo Day by Peter Green?
Must get this CD.  Tom Petty & the Homewreckers just keep improving with age... {#Bounce}
In my broken Essex accent..."quality"
love {#Clap}
Tom just keeps being relevant.
 ra990 wrote:
Really liking this new album so far...
 

so is RP, and myself.
Really liking this new album so far...