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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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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
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).
how ironic is this on the heels of the Napa quake, not that one has anything to do with the other..
The best thing I can say about this song is it comes in a really cool album cover.
Especially meaningful after one of our local fault lines moved yesterday...
That's what I heard, too.  {#Stop}

AliGator wrote:
Walk like an Egyptian...

*ducks and runs*

 


Tom Petty. Keeping up with the kiddies. Definitely not stuck in the past. Nice.{#Yes}
Walk like an Egyptian...

*ducks and runs*
My favorite song from the new album.
IT ROCKS!
the more i hear it, the most i dig this album.
Great concert last night!
Amazing album. There are a lot of younger band who wish they could do stuff like this. Mike Campbell is on fire.
 helgigermany wrote:
What about some other songs of this album? Would be interesting to hear it!

 
Maybe you buy the album, helgigermany - I can lend you some cash!
I am very-very disappointed!!! A very mediocre HEARTBREAKERS album!
Seems MOJO was their OPUS MAGNUM! 

HYPNOTIC EYE is (relatively) lame and uninspired! 
 helgigermany wrote:
What about some other songs of this album? Would be interesting to hear it!

 
We're playing 7 songs from it, actually.
What about some other songs of this album? Would be interesting to hear it!
I don't love this as much as his early work, but you got to hand it to him-- he's continues to reliably turn out high quality tracks. 

Edit: And unlike some of his FM radio contemporaries, he doesn't seem compelled to "reinvent" himself every album. He continues to develop his sound, but it never comes off as gimmicky or forced. 
 Grammarcop wrote:
I've heard a few songs from Petty's new album now, and I've come to realize that it's the musical equivalent of mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes: The recipe hasn't changed since 1977.

 
Yummy
I've heard a few songs from Petty's new album now, and I've come to realize that it's the musical equivalent of mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes: The recipe hasn't changed since 1977.
Tom Petty is 63 years old, and he still has everybody in my homeless camp dancing...  love this song...  here are Tom Petty's hand-written lyrics for this song—


"Fault Lines"

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

 
Did I read wrong a year or two ago, when Petty announced his retirement from recording? This track doesn't sound like anyone who is tired of rocking for a living. 
 1wolfy wrote:
I just read a good story on Tom in the current Men's Journal, where he graces the cover.  He refuses to back down...forever making good music.

 

I am somewhat bummed, I won a town hall meeting with Tom this week in Los Angeles, and I could not make it! {#Grumpy}
Seems that they never get tired to make good music. And i will never get tired of listening to these guys ,though!!
This song rocks. Time to give Petty's guitarist Mike Campbell props.
grooo-veee man
Great new TPHB Album! {#Bananajam}{#Bounce}
I just read a good story on Tom in the current Men's Journal, where he graces the cover.  He refuses to back down...forever making good music.