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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — All You Can Carry
Album: Hypnotic Eye
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Released: 2014
Length: 4:28
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I saw a ghost by the road tonight
Thought that my mind ran away with me
I had a vision in the changing light
Something saying that it's trying to leave
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
We gotta run
I saw the flames come across the ridge
Falling ashes in the northern wind
You and I have burned down the bridge
And now we gotta save our souls again
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
We gotta run
(Guitar solo)
There's something moving in the dark outside
I gotta face it when it hits the light
No one can say I didn't have your side
No one can say I left without a fight
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
Take what you can
All you can carry
Take what you can and leave the past behind
We gotta run
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 tutakea wrote:
best tom petty album in quite a long time. this song is great, but it is NOT the best one on hypnotic ...

 
Absolutely agree!!!! What a rocker! Sounds like Buffalo Soringfield/Stephen Stills guitar work! 
 dwlangham wrote:
I would ask anyone who thinks TP is stuck int he '70's if they have listened to his music.

 
you make a very valid point.  is neil young stuck in the 70s? where is eric clapton stuck? mr. bob dylan? where is peter frampton...well, maybe not peter frampton.  but i agree that tom is evolving. and even if you evolve, you can retain your root sound.

just please dont call him T.P.
best tom petty album in quite a long time. this song is great, but it is NOT the best one on hypnotic ...
 dwlangham wrote:
I would ask anyone who thinks TP is stuck int he '70's if they have listened to his music.

 
Alvin Lee to Mike Campbell....smoking set!! {#Bananajam}
I would ask anyone who thinks TP is stuck int he '70's if they have listened to his music.
 Proclivities wrote:

This is a pretty good tune, but yeah, his music doesn't really change very much, though the same can be said for any number of primarily  "roots-based" musical artists.  He and his band are very good at what they do, and I admire their energy and commitment, but for the past 30+ years it's all seemed very predictable and safe to me.  Still, there's a lot to be said for an outfit which could be around this long, still produce pretty good material, and not become shills for diet sodas or automobiles.  Millions of people love his stuff so he's obviously doing something right.

 
I agree with what you're saying mostly, but I don't think of Tom's music as safe and predictable.  I would rather say that he has a consistency to his style and it is generally very good quality.  I find that approach much more than enjoyable than someone who "reinvents" themselves to fit the latest style.  That's what was always said about Madonna which tells you most everything you need to know about reinvention and the quality of music that is generally produced when capitalizing on the latest trend is the goal.
 Grammarcop wrote:

Love you, man, but to me your comment unintentionally demonstrates my problem with Tom Petty: It's 2014 and he still thinks its the 1970s.

Best wishes. 

 
This is a pretty good tune, but yeah, his music doesn't really change very much, though the same can be said for any number of primarily  "roots-based" musical artists.  He and his band are very good at what they do, and I admire their energy and commitment, but for the past 30+ years it's all seemed very predictable and safe to me.  Still, there's a lot to be said for an outfit which could be around this long, still produce pretty good material, and not become shills for diet sodas or automobiles.  Millions of people love his stuff so he's obviously doing something right.
For me this has a fresh, contemporary vibe and yet is still true to their sound. These guys know they are among the best in rock music and set out to re-earn that every time they go to record. Watch the "Sound City" doc for some insight on that. 
I'll give it a 7 halfway through my first listen.
 Grammarcop wrote:

Love you, man, but to me your comment unintentionally demonstrates my problem with Tom Petty: It's 2014 and he still thinks its the 1970s.

Best wishes. 

 
At least Petty is putting out new music vs. some of the other acts from the 70's and 80's who completely rely on there old work with nothing new.   eg Billy Joel, puts on a good show but all the music is at least 30 years old.
 Lazarus wrote:

This song reminds me of what Tom Petty said in 1979— Damn The Torpedoes...

the screaming guitar work sets this song on fire, so to speak...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this smoldering song...



 

Laza...?
It's nearly impossible to be disappointed by any TP-album!

This one, though, disappoints me nearly completely. Maybe 2010's MOJO was simply too brilliant!

What I hear on "HYPNOTIC EYE" (silly title, given the music) sounds like one of the many TOM PETTY revival bands with Tom lending them his voice!

I have troubles finding a single (really) good song on HYPNOTIC EYE, with the exception of the album's last song "SHADOW PEOPLE", to me a reference to "DICK and his CRIMINAL DC-Gang"!

The albums, to me, sounds like an outtake-album from Petty's 70's-80's era!

DISAPPOINTING! 
 Lazarus wrote:

This song reminds me of what Tom Petty said in 1979— Damn The Torpedoes...

the screaming guitar work sets this song on fire, so to speak...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this smoldering song...



 
Love you, man, but to me your comment unintentionally demonstrates my problem with Tom Petty: It's 2014 and he still thinks its the 1970s.

Best wishes. 

This song reminds me of what Tom Petty said in 1979— Damn The Torpedoes...

the screaming guitar work sets this song on fire, so to speak...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this smoldering song...


Didn't TP say a few years ago he was retiring from recording? 
He has entered a relative longevity that, for a rock act (since 1978) in which trends and acts evaporate like water, is almost primordial. Many his age still tour, but few manufacture hits, much less quality recordings.   
First! I think!