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Album: Hypnotic Eye
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Released: 2014
Length: 4:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
See those fault lines
Lay down like land mines
It's hard to relax
A promise broken
The ground breaks open
Love falls through the cracks
And I've got a few of my own
I've got a few of my own fault lines
Running under my life
Running under my life
I'm alone here
I play the odds, dear
I go where I please
Down the road
A man I know might not be me
And I've got a few of my own
I've got a few of my own fault lines
Running under my life
Running under my life
A faulty table
Still is able not to fall flat
And I've got a few of my own
I've got a few of my own fault lines
Running under my life
Running under my life
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I loved his early work..."Borderline "   but when when he got into his 'Mary Jane/Papa Don't Preach' phase......i tuned out
great tune! don't we all have our own fault lines?
Steve Ferrone is no slouch either... 
8 to 9 just for the fact that he was still rocking this hard 40 years into his career!
What a great album,miss you Tom❤️
just watched Sound City last night and really enjoyed seeing Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers during the early days. great film about the guys who gave a lot of bands a reasonably priced place to record...even Rick Springfield was interesting
Excellent!
My favorite T.P. tune! Thanx RP!
I'm ashamed to say that I never appreciated Tom Petty until after he died. My loss. This song is kick-ass good
Good tune!
The intracacies of this song are brilliant as is much of Tom and Mike's music.  Love rockin' out to this song.  For some reason I wish it was longer and in the same sentence it's the perfect length so I just want to listen to it again, only louder...Love hearing this tune every time.
I agree w LongGoneDays …
 Stetsonman wrote:

can't sing and a shit song writer. no wonder someone burnt his house down



Off your meds once again, not mentioning any of your own fault lines, you just leave me to guess..?!
This song had it all! Great wailing guitars, great bass line, great lyrics, great drums, and Tom at his best.
 2and4 wrote:


Wow, quite the desperate plea for attention. I guess your mommy didn't breast feed you long enough.


where did your mum get the sperm from to produce you? 
  Good fun.   
"I've got a few of my own fault lines
Running under my life"

These lines of Tom's always hit me hard. Tragically, it was too true.
 Stetsonman wrote:

can't sing and a shit song writer. no wonder someone burnt his house down



Wow, quite the desperate plea for attention. I guess your mommy didn't breast feed you long enough.
 Stetsonman wrote:

can't sing and a shit song writer. no wonder someone burnt his house down



All hat and no cattle, but I'm sure you've been told that often.
can't sing and a shit song writer. no wonder someone burnt his house down
His songwriting just kept getting better.  johnalexford wrote:
You critics out there will pounce on this one, but i think his last two albums (Mojo and Hypnotic Eye) are among his all-time best. RIP, Tom, and thanks for always being a part of my playlists...
 

Love this TP album. A real gem.
I like this album as well. Guitar playing is great and some great solos. Tom could sing any style. Hooks are great two
 johnalexford wrote:
You critics out there will pounce on this one, but i think his last two albums (Mojo and Hypnotic Eye) are among his all-time best. RIP, Tom, and thanks for always being a part of my playlists...
 
Agreed. MOJO is an excellent album!
Just went to 8, Great
Greatly underrated. Among other things, TP &HB one of the best bands supporting Bob Dylan in the 80s. Perhaps second only to The Band.
Happy Birthday Tom !! 
Thank you Bill 
 Larrygrrl wrote:
"I got chills, they're multiplying & I'm losing control..."  oh wait, wrong song.
 
Grease will always be the word.
Walk like an Egyptian - ?
 zenhead wrote:
I've never been a Tom Petty fan, but the more I hear from this album, the more I love it. (Funny, how we still call them "albums.")
 

I never was a Petty fan. Only after he died did I start to hear songs I liked and RP was one of the sources. Not sure why I never checked him out live.
I've never been a Tom Petty fan, but the more I hear from this album, the more I love it. (Funny, how we still call them "albums.")
Boy are there fault lines right now?!!!
"I got chills, they're multiplying & I'm losing control..."  oh wait, wrong song.
Walk like an Egyptian  bass line :)
 johnalexford wrote:
You critics out there will pounce on this one, but i think his last two albums (Mojo and Hypnotic Eye) are among his all-time best. RIP, Tom, and thanks for always being a part of my playlists...
 
I don't think anyone of his generation turned out as many consistently great records, will always be one of my favorites!
His songs get better the older I get.  Don't know why, I always liked him, but his songs age well.  RIP TP
Walk like an egyptian for stoners.
 johnalexford wrote:
You critics out there will pounce on this one, but i think his last two albums (Mojo and Hypnotic Eye) are among his all-time best. RIP, Tom, and thanks for always being a part of my playlists...
 

I was just saying the same  thing to a friend recently.  To think that after so many years of producing great music that someone could still put out such fantastic albums 
You critics out there will pounce on this one, but i think his last two albums (Mojo and Hypnotic Eye) are among his all-time best. RIP, Tom, and thanks for always being a part of my playlists...
Mixing Pixies with Tom Petty.  Who does that? RP does that!
 Laptopdog wrote:
To think that TP wrote this catchy, rocking original tune 40 years into his career shows what a gifted artist he was. Thanks for a lifetime of amazing music, Tom!
 
Ripper.
What a talent. Sad he is gone.
To think that TP wrote this catchy, rocking original tune 40 years into his career shows what a gifted artist he was. Thanks for a lifetime of amazing music, Tom!
Yeeeah! That's the track! Tom Petty - among my favorite musicians .
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Who else here high for the ride

 
There was no one else there.

{#Crown}
This song is so good it hurts me. Ouch! 
Tom, you'll never not be on my playlists! 
Simply outstanding.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Ironically, my wife and I were talking tonight about what would become of the Heartbreakers now. We had no answer. Petty was the/their only songwriter. I'm pretty sure Campbell and Blair could find work if they wanted it. Of course Benmont Tench has been moonlighting for years. Steve Ferrone is a great drummer, and Scott Thurston a terrific multi-instrumentalist, but still...what comes of a great band apparently dependent on its namesake?
 
Good question.
It didn't work out so well for the surviving Doors, but then, the Foo Fighters did pretty well.
tHICK AND Tasty Campbell's® sonic Soup
Ironically, my wife and I were talking tonight about what would become of the Heartbreakers now. We had no answer. Petty was the/their only songwriter. I'm pretty sure Campbell and Blair could find work if they wanted it. Of course Benmont Tench has been moonlighting for years. Steve Ferrone is a great drummer, and Scott Thurston a terrific multi-instrumentalist, but still...what comes of a great band apparently dependent on its namesake?
This record goes back to the roots of his music...{#Music}
Who else here high for the ride
 RedGuitar wrote:
IMHO, Tom Petty has one of the best bodies of work in all rock music. I've been listening to him for 40 years and like all his albums, both solo and with the Heartbreakers. RIP, Tom.  We'll continue to enjoy your music.

 
Amen. {#Cheers}
IMHO, Tom Petty has one of the best bodies of work in all rock music. I've been listening to him for 40 years and like all his albums, both solo and with the Heartbreakers. RIP, Tom.  We'll continue to enjoy your music.
Keep the Tom Petty hits coming, Bill. Each one is "that time" in our lives. 
YES {#Yes} something good coming {#Group-hug}coloradojohn wrote:
JAM ON, TOM

 

Thanks for this playlist infused with Tom Petty's music, Bill! Nice tribute.
RIP TOM. Great work all round.
JAM ON, TOM, and may your Rock n Roll Spirit live on through this and all your wonderful songs! Thanks to you and your band. RIP...
Pixies "Where is my mind" fades to TPH "Fault Lines". Masterful.
 
 WonderLizard wrote:
Why Mike Campbell is a guitarist who matters.

 
+1
Why Mike Campbell is a guitarist who matters.
To be followed up with "Walk Like an Egyptian".
Great metaphor...so true - don't we all!
That is some kind of dj programming genius to follow The Who' s The real me with this song. I never would have picked up on the rythmatic matching of these songs. Nice work RP!
 
 ccjemmett wrote:

Great sound, then the singing starts....... 


It is odd that with such a driving tempo he ended up using such a "laid-back" singing style.  Well, I guess he knows what he's doing; good tune.

Great sound, then the singing starts.......


whoop there it is
Jack White roots music from the Old Man.
Could be my favorite TP song since American Girl
 sattva wrote:
Intro sounds like Blondiie. 
 
Backing for Grandpa Simpson.
Still absolutely got it after all these years. Cracking song
 
 AliGator wrote: 
Thanks! Still cracks me up!
 SFine wrote:
Love HYPNOTIC EYE. Sure wished Tom Petty went on tour.
 

 
I've seen Tom twice.  He puts on a great live show.  Don't pass it up if you get the chance.
 msymmes wrote:
Is it just me or do we all have to give praise to the producer that got that guitar to sound so good on recorded media?
 

 
Co-produced by Tom Petty & Mike Campbell (the guitarist).  I agree — awesome guitar tone. 
Is it just me or do we all have to give praise to the producer that got that guitar to sound so good on recorded media?
 
 SFine wrote: 
Love HYPNOTIC EYE. Sure wished Tom Petty went on tour.
 

 
He did tour for this disc! 
Love HYPNOTIC EYE. Sure wished Tom Petty went on tour.
 
Love these guys!
bizarre warm weather
reading about baseball coming
and this song seems to fit in just right 
                Clockwise

     Looks like tomorrow it rains.
        See opens up space?
 willjay wrote:
One of the most overrated bands ever. 

 
Don't you mean under rated..{#Cheesygrin}
Ohhh so true...{#Bananajam}
Hey Bill I got fault lines running under my life too! 
This is so perfectly Tom Petty.  Love it.
 willjay wrote:
One of the most overrated bands ever. 

  
 If you had seen them on the last tour your comment would be different. Guitarist Mike Campbell is worth the price of admission alone. {#Bananajam}
One of the most overrated bands ever. 
Classic Tom.
played way too often. good tune though.
This song has worn well on my ears. 
Intro: Walk like an Egyptian.....
...ooh yes, always quite nice  {#Clap}
Oh ! I just saw WonderLizards comment...Jeff Beck it is !
 
No, I think that little opening guitar riff sounds like an old Jeff Beck riff from a song I just CAN"T put my finger (ear?) on....
Intro sounds like Blondiie. 
I find this to be every bit as good or better than anything they have ever done. Truly a blistering guitar number, and Tom's voice is cool!
 WonderLizard wrote:

Actually, on this track Campbell sounds like he's doing his best Jeff Beck. High praise indeed.

 
Good point; if you're going to emulate another guitar player why not emulate one of the best?  I'll bet the drummer was happy that he finally got to play a different beat and tempo.
Love that old Rickenbacker sound he pulled from back in the day....
 
If you've ever seen Tom Petty, he runs a tight show. This tune is evidence.
 ziggytrix wrote:

I don't think you're hearing it quite right... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbxOXSujwu0

 
 

Fixed your link.
I was at the chicago concert in 1981 that was free.  It was awesome.
 BillG wrote:

We're playing 7 songs from it, actually.

 
And thank you, BillG.  Nobody else really is. 

 

But I still can't seem to go 2 days without hearing Free Fallin'!


 AliGator wrote:
Walk like an Egyptian...

*ducks and runs*

 
I don't think you're hearing it quite right... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbxOXSujwu0&ab_channel=STEcomix99
Excellent, coming after the mad guitar and bass of Pete and The Ox in the last tune. I love how Campbell rips his licks HARD like Pete!
Might fine, tight little pop song. Takes a great deal of work to cram the ideas into a format like this. Think how dense and powerful the idea-transmission (Gedankenübertragung?) of songs like "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" or "Sympathy For The Devil" where strong images combine with a kickass, unforgettable melody.
 jagdriver wrote:
Queue Rod Stewart (w/ the Jeff Beck Group):

I ain't superstitious, but a black cat crossed my path.... 

 
Actually, on this track Campbell sounds like he's doing his best Jeff Beck. High praise indeed.
For many listens, the screaming guitar held me in its thrall. Just now, I paid more attention to the lyrics — wicked sinister clever! I love it!
I need to add this album to Chrissie Hynde's Stockholm and Robert Plants Lullaby..., as one of the fine and pleasant offerings in 2014 from our "venerable and experienced" artists!
Hard to ignore this track from the new album.   Can't help but think I gotta put these guys on my bucket list.

 


aspicer wrote:
Definitely best tune I've heard from this album.  Great groove. 

 


 BillG wrote:

We're playing 7 songs from it, actually.
 
Oh, sorry! Seems i have to go more online!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Wow this thing can really grab your ears and hang onto them...I love how that blistering guitar really rocks it all together, too! JAMMIN!

 

Exactly.
Shame I really need to go but I'll just have to wait until the end of this song.
8 —> 9! {#Bananasplit} :)
Wow this thing can really grab your ears and hang onto them...I love how that blistering guitar really rocks it all together, too! JAMMIN!
Really good song, but not the best on the album, imho. Dig deeper.
Queue Rod Stewart (w/ the Jeff Beck Group):

I ain't superstitious, but a black cat crossed my path.... 
i hear a little neil young in there... i like it.
The guitar licks scream wheezy geezer pop rock.
Yawn.
 
Definitely best tune I've heard from this album.  Great groove. 
Opening notes seem to be a nod to a very early Jeff Beck Group recording (of the Rod Stewart era).