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Tom Petty lyrics

Album: Into the Great Wide Open [1991]

Tracks12
 01  Learning to Fly
 02  King's Highway
 03  Into the Great Wide Open
 04  Two Gunslingers
 05  The Dark of the Sun
 06  All or Nothin'
 07  All the Wrong Reasons
 08  Too Good to Be True
 09  Out in the Cold
 10  You and I Will Meet Again
 11  Makin' Some Noise
 12  Built to Last
all Tom Petty lyrics



Learning to Fly
Well I started out down a dirty r oad
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
The town lit up the world got still

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Comin' down is the hardest thing

Well the good old days may not return
And the rocks might melt, and the sea may burn

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Comin' down is the hardest thing

Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I started out for God kno ws where
But I guess I'll know when I get there

I'm learning to fly around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Comin' down is the hardest thing
I'm learning to fly around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly
I'm learning to flyback to top
King's Highway
When the time gets right
I'm gonna pick you up
And take you far away
From trouble my love

Under a big ol' sky
Out in a field of green
There's gotta be something
Left for us to believe

Oh, I await the day
Good fortune comes our way
And we ride down the kings highway

No you can't hide out
In a six gun town
We wanna hold our heads up,
But we gotta stay down

I don't wanna end up
In a room all alone
Don't wanna end up someone
That I don't even know

Lover, I await the day
Good fortune comes our way
And we ride down the kings highwayback to top
Into the Great Wide Open
Eddie waited till he finished high school
He went to hollywood, got a tattoo
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
The future was wide open

They moved into a place they both could afford
He found a nightclub he could work at the door
She had a guitar and she taught him some chords
The sky was the limit

Into the great wide open,
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open,
A rebel without a clue

The papers said ed always played from the heart
He got an agent and a roadie named bart
They made a record and it went in the charts
T he sky was the limit

His leather jacket had chains that would jingle
They both met movie stars, partied and mingled
Their a&r man said I don't hear a single
The future was wide open

Into the great wide open,
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open,
A rebel without a clue

Into the great wide open,
Under them skies of blue
Into the great wide open,
A rebel without a clueback to top
Two Gunslingers
Two gunslingers, walked out in the street
And one said I don't wanna fight no more
And the other gunslinger thought about it
And he said, yeah what are we fighting for?

I'm t akin' control of my life,
I'm takin' control of my life
I'm takin' control of my life now,
Right now, oh yeah

Well the crowd that assembled
For the gun fight were let down
Everyone hissed and booed
And a stranger told h is mrs.
That's the last one of these gunfights
You're ever gonna drag me to

I'm takin' control of my life,
I'm takin' control of my life
I'm takin' control of my life now,
Right now, oh yeah

Well the two gunslinge rs
Went ridin' out of town and
Were never heard from no more
And there ain't been a gun fight
For a long time, maybe never
But nobody knows for sure

I'm takin' control of my life,
I'm takin' control of my life
I'm t akin' control of my life now,
Right now, oh yeahback to top
The Dark of the Sun
(Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne)

In the dark of the sun will you save me a place?
Give me hope, give me comfort, get me to
A better place?

I saw you sail across a river
Underneath Orion's sword
In your eyes there was a freedom
I had never known before

(Chorus)
Hey, yeah, yeah, in the dark of the sun
We will stand together
Yeah we will stand as one in the dark of the sun

Past my days of great confusion
Past my days of wondering why
Will I sail into the heavens
Constellations in my eyes?

(Chorus)back to top
All or Nothin'
Your daddy was a sgt. major
You didn't wanna, but he made you
Wipe his brass from time to time
It left a picture in your mind
You know? you know?

You want it all, you want it all,
All or nothin'

Here am I a fallen arrow
My load is wide, my street is narrow
My skin is thicker, my heart is tougher
I don't mind workin', but I'm scared to suffer
You know? you know?

You want it all, you want it all,
All or nothin'

Sweet chariots of l.a. swing low
At twilight time the smog makes a rainbow
So keep one eye on the weather
You had it good, you wanted better
You know? you know?

You want it all, you want it all,
All or nothin'back to top
All the Wrong Reasons
Trouble blew in on a cold dark wind
It came without no warnin'
And that big ol' house went up for sale
They were on the road by morning

The days went slow into the changing season
Out in the col d for all the wrong reasons

Well she grew up hard, and she grew up fast
In the age of television
And she made a vow to have it all
It became her new religion

Down in her soul, it was an act of treason
Down they go, for al l the wrong reasons

Where the sky begins the horizon ends
Despite the best intentions
And a big old man goes up for sale
He becomes his own invention

The days go slow, into the changing season
Bought and sold for all the wrong reasons
Down they go for all the wrong reasonsback to top
Too Good to Be True
Her imagination ran wild
Could this really happen to me?
She could barely hold back the tears

It was too good to be true
It was too good to be true
It was too good to be true

Everything that she'd waited for
Everything that she'd dared to dream
Suddenly was outside her door

It was too good to be true
It was too good to be true
It was too good to be true

There was no talk of giving in
And just as hope was wearing thin
Her eyes were like a child again

Too good to be true

Morning on the outskirts of town
Sitting in the traffic alone
You don't know what it means to be free

It was too good to be trueback to top
Out in the Cold
The day fell down, the air got cold
I walked out in the street
Daydreamed for a mil e or two
Staring at my feet
Like a workin' boy, out of luck
Fallin' through the cracks
Night rolled in, I turned back home
A hard wind at my back

I'm out in the cold (out in the cold)
Body and soul (out in the cold)
Th ere's nowhere to go (out in the cold)
I'm out in the cold (out in the cold)

Well I woke up
My brain was stunned
I could come around
I reached out to grab my keys
Tumbled to the ground
I thought of you
Starry eyed
I wondered where we stand
Did I just fall from your arms
Down into your hands

I'm out in the cold (out in the cold)
Body and soul (out in the cold)
There's nowhere to go (out in the cold)
I'm out in the cold (out in the cold)

I'm out
Standin' in a doorway

I'm out
Walkin' around
Hands in my pockets

I'm out in the cold (out in the cold)
Body and soul (out in the cold)
There's nowhere to go (out in the cold)
I'm out in the cold (o ut in the cold)back to top
You and I Will Meet Again
You and I will meet again
When we're least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won't say good-bye my friend
For you and I will meet again

I heard you singing to no one
I saw you dancing all alone
One day you belonged to me
Next day I just wouldn't know
Someday all the rules will bend
And you and I will meet again

I've got a feeling
I've got a feeling so strong
Maybe someday our paths will cross

A red-winged hawk is circling
The blacktop stretches out for days
How could I get so close to you
And still feel so far away?
I hear a vo ice come on the wind
Sayin' you and I will meet again
I don't know how, I don't know when
But you and I will meet againback to top
Makin' Some Noise
When I was a young boy
I was workin' for the state
I wasn't makin' much money
I was stayin' out late
Go down at nighttime and
Play music in the bars
Take my breaks out underneath the stars

I was makin' some noise
I was a workin' boy up at the top of my voice
Sayin' look at me mama I'm makin' some noise

I had to rock the boat, I had to shake the tree
To see what'd fall down on me
I thought maybe I can make it if I never give in
I been down before, I ain't goin' down again

I'm makin' some noise
I been a worried boy up at the top of my voice
Sayin' look at me mama I'm makin' some noise

From across the canyon a guitar plays
Through an amplifier on a long delay
It was an ol d melody I recognized the song
I had an amplifier too, so I played along

I'm makin' some noise, I'm still a working boy
Up at the top of my voice
Sayin' look at me mama I'm makin' some noise

I'm makin' some noise, I been a long gone boyback to top
Built to Last
Somewhere out my doorway
Somewhere down my block
I can hear her heartbeat
In rhythm with my clock
I want her more than diamonds
I want her more than gold
I want her more than anything
Anyone could hold

We were built to last
On until forever
The world is changing fast
Oh, but our love is built to last

She has followed me down
Along some empty str eets
She has followed me where
The rain would fall in sheets
And I know I've been changing
Changing like the wind
I was feeling burned out
I got tired of it

We were built to last
On until forever
The world is chan ging fast
Oh, but our love is built to last

Woah...
Woah...

So come to me my darling
Hold me while I sleep
I know you feel lost
But you're not in too deep

We were built to last
On until forever
The world is changing fast
Oh, but our love is built to last
Yeah our love was built to lastback to top
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