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Tom Petty lyrics

Album: Hard Promises [1981]

Tracks9
 02  A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)
 03  Nightwatchman
 04  Something Big
 05  Kings Road
 06  Letting You Go
 07  A Thing About You
 08  Insider
 09  The Criminal Kind
 10  You Can Still Change Your Mind
all Tom Petty lyrics



A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)
(Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)

She laughed in my face, told me goodbye
Said "Don't think about it, you can go crazy
Anything can happen, anything can end
Don't try to fight it, don't try to save me"

(Chorus)
She's a woman in love
And he's gonna break her heart to pieces
She don't wanna see
She's a woman in love, but it's not me

Well alright, do what you want
Don't try to talk, don't say nothing
She used to be the kind of woman
You have and you hold, she could understand the problem
She let the little things go

(Chorus)
She's a woman in love
And he's gonna break her heart to pieces
But she don't wanna know
She's a woman in love, she can't let go

Time after time, night after night
She would look up at me
And say she was lonely
I don't understand the world today
I don't understand what she needed
I gave her everything she threw it all away on nothin'
She's a woman in loveback to top
Nightwatchman
I'm the nightwatchman
I make the rounds
I'm the nightwatchman
I gotta keep my nose to the ground

Honey this ain't no job for a man like me
I got potential, I can be just what you need
You got to think about the pros and cons
You could be right could be wrong

I'm the nightwatchman
I am security
I'm the nightwatchman
How safe do you wa nt to be?

I sit around at night, listen to the radio
If I get bored I may have a little smoke
Yeah I got a permit to wear this .38
But listen, my life's worth more than the minimum wage

I'm the nightwatchman
I am security
I'm the nightwatchman
How safe do you want to be?back to top
Something Big
It didn't feel like sunday
It didn't feel like june
When he met his silent partner
In that lonely corner room
That overlooked the marquee
Of the plaza all-adult
And he was not lookin' for romance
Just someone he could trust

And it wasn't no way to carry on
It wasn't no way to live
But he could up with it for a little while
He was worki n' on something big

Speedball rang the night desk
Said send me up a drink
The night clerk said it's sunday man...
Wait a minute, let me think
There' a little place outside of town
Might still have some wine&q uot;
Speedball said forget it man
Can I have an outside line?

And it wasn't no way to carry on
It wasn't no way to live
But he could up with it for a little while
He was workin' on something big

It was mon day when the day maids
Found the still made bed
All except the pillows
That lay stacked up
At the head
And one said I know
I've seen his face
I wonder who he is
The other said probably
Just another clown
Working on something big

And it wasn't no way to carry on
It wasn't no way to live
But he could up with it for a little while
He was workin' on something bigback to top
Kings Road
Well they put me out on the old kings road
I didn't know which way to go
There was people all around wearin' funny lookin' clothes
Some boys, some girls, some I don't know

I didn't know which way to go
I'm a new world boy on the old kings road

Rockabilly music was in the air
I looked in the door, they said come over here
They had socks and shirts and underwear
That I'd seen before, but I don't know where

I didn't know which way to go
I'm a new world boy on the old kings road

A pakistani man said listen here
Let me fix you up before you go back there
You can't get 'em in the usa
Not in new york, not in west la
I thought about it, said I don't know
I'm a new world boy on the old kings roadback to top
Letting You Go
I used to think that when this was all over
Yo might feel different 'bout me
Yeah I always knew, one of these days you' d come around
Now I wonder if dreams are just dreams

Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I'm having trouble
Letting you go
Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I'm having trouble
Letting you go

Baby look out your window
It's raining on your s ummer home
You by the fire keeping warm and dry
There's no one as honest as those in pain
Oh honey can you see me?
Will you let me inside?

Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I'm having trouble
Letting you go
Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I 'm having trouble
Letting you go

It's a restless world, uncertain times
You said hope was getting hard to find
But time rolls on, days roll by
What about the broken ones?
What about the lonely ones?
Oh honey I'm having tro uble letting you go
It's off in the distance somewhere up the road
There's some easy answer for the tears you've cried
And it makes me unhappy, makes me feel different
Do you get scared when you close your eyes?

Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I'm having trouble
Letting you go
Whoa oh, whoa oh oh
I'm having trouble
Letting you goback to top
A Thing About You
I'm not much on mystery
Yeah you gotta be careful what you dream
I thought this might pass with time
Yeah I thought I was satisfied

But oh baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
Baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
It don't matter what you say
It don't matter what you do
I , i, i, got a thing about you

Somewhere deep in the middle of the night
Lovers hold each other tight
Whisper in their anxious ears
Words of love that disappear

But oh baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
Baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
It don't matter what you say
It don't matter what you do
I, i, i, got a thing about you

Baby you own some strange control over me
Yeah it's so wild it hypnotizes me

Raise both hands
But oh baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
Baby let me tell you, I got a thing about you
It don't matter what you say
It don't matter what you do
I, i, i, got a thing about youback to top
Insider
You've got a dangerous background
And everything you've dreamed of
Yeah you're the dark angel
It don't show when you break up
And I'm the one who oughta know
I'm the one left in the dust
Yeah I'm the broken hear ted fool
Who was never quite enough

I'm an insider, I been burned by the fire
And I've had to live with some hard promises
I've crawled through the briars
I'm an insider

It's a circle of deception
It's a hall of stran gers
It's a cage without a key
You can feel the danger
And I'm the one who oughta know
I'm the one you couldn't trust
Yeah I'm the lonely silent one
I'm the one left in the dust

I'm an insider, I been burned by the fire
And I've had to live with some hard promises
I've crawled through the briars
I'm an insider

I'll bet you're his masterpiece
I'll bet you're his self-control
Yeah you'll become his legacy
His quiet world of white and gold
And I'm the one who ought to know
I'm the one you left to rust
Not one of your twisted friends
I'm the one you couldn't love

I'm an insider, I been burned by the fire
And I've had to live with some hard promises
I've crawled through the briars--I'm an insiderback to top
The Criminal Kind
You got a criminal mind, you got criminal looks
Boy you better look out, you're gonna get hooked
Don't you ever feel guilty when you come up short
Man you better be careful, you're gonna get caught

'cause you're the criminal kind, you're the criminal kind
Man what you gonna do? where you gonna hide?
They're callin' you a sickness, disease of the mind
Man what you go nna do? you're the criminal kind

Don't you ever get tired? don't you ever wanna quit?
Yeah it's been a long time, and you still don't fit
Dog tags on the mirror, hangin' down from a chain
Give up little sister, this ain't gonna change

'cause you're the criminal kind, you're the criminal kind
Man what you gonna do? where you gonna hide?
They're callin' you a sickness, disease of the mind
Man what you gonna do? you're the criminal kind

Yeah, and that little girl you used to know
Just don't come around no more
Now she ain't there to watch the door
She don't wanna die in no liquor store
I hope they all made money, I hope they all get rich
Yeah, I hope they give hell, to every son of a bitc h
That put a man on the carpet
Or struck him out on the line
Whoever let him get a taste of the criminal life

'cause you're the criminal kind, you're the criminal kind
Man what you gonna do? where you gonna hide?
They're calli n' you a sickness, disease of the mind
Man what you gonna do? you're the criminal kindback to top
You Can Still Change Your Mind
It's gonna be another hard night
You wanna take it all alone
You wann a face up to the trouble
You wanna face up to your soul
And baby you can have it anyway you want it
You just get a little lost from time to time
Sometimes it gets a little crazy somewhere down inside

But you can still change your mind
You can change your feelings
You can still change your mind

Everybody wants all the world can give 'em
Everybody wants to get all they can get
Everybody's waiting on somethin' that hasn't come yet
And you can hide it for a little while honey
You can try and just lose it for awhile
Then it's gonna do somethin' to ya somewhere down inside

But you can still change your mind
You can change your feelings
You can still change your mind

Oh and I t gets harder by the minute girl
Oh it gets harder every day
Listen to me darlin', oh you don't have to wait

It's alright
You can still change your mind
You can still change your feelings
Just hold tight, everything's gonna be alright
If you can change your mind
You can change your feelingback to top
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