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Tom Petty lyrics

Album: Southern Accents [1985]

Tracks9
 01  Rebels
 02  It Ain't Nothin' to Me
 03  Don't Come Around Here No More
 04  Southern Accents
 05  Make It Better (Forget About Me)
 06  Spike
 07  Dogs on the Run
 08  Mary's New Car
 09  The Best of Everything
all Tom Petty lyrics



Rebels
Honey don't walk out I'm too drunk to follow
You know you won't feel this way tomorrow
Well, maybe I'm a little rough around the edges
Inside a little hollow
I get faced with some things sometimes
That are so hard to swallow
Hey hey hey!

I was born a rebel
Down in dixie on a sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And one foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel

Well she picked me up in the morning
And she paid all my tickets
Yeah she screamed in the car
And threw me out in th e thicket
Well I never would've dreamed
That her heart was so wicked
Oh but I keep coming back
Cause it's so hard to kick it

I was born a rebel
Down in dixie on a sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And on e foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel

Even before my father's fathers
They called us all rebels
Burned our cornfields
And left our cities leveled
I can still see the eyes
Of those blue bellied devils
When I'm walkin g round tonight
Through the concrete and metal

I was born a rebel
Down in dixie on a sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And one foot on the pedal
I was born a rebelback to top
It Ain't Nothin' to Me
We got a man on the moon (it ain't nothin' to me)
We got more comin' soon (it ain't nothin' to me)
Got natives in new guinea with gold in their teeth
Might mean somethin' to you
It ain't nothin' to me

But when you dance I can go right with you
Yeah when you dance I just go right with you

We got smilin' politicians
Got songs from rich musicians
Called tokyo long distance and the queen came for tea
Might mean somethin' to you
It ain't nothin' to me

I got a dog on my leg
I'm walking on eggs
Missionaries walking backwards
Touch 'em and they bleed
Might mean somethin' to you
It ain't nothin' to me

Everyone has a message
For avoiding the wreckage
Gypsies at home watching jerry falwell on tv
Might mean somethin' to you
It ain't nothin' to me

Absolutely, infinitum!

Oh yes baby that's really something!
Ha! ha! ha!

Yeah, that's really something!
Ha!back to top
Don't Come Around Here No More
Hey! don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Hey! don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop. I 've given up, stop.
I've given up, stop. on waiting any longer
I've given up, on this love getting stronger

Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more

I don't feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever you're looking for
Hey, don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop. I've given up, stop.
I've given up, stop. you tangle my emotions
I've given up, honey please admit it's over

Hey! don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more

Stop walking down my street
Don't come around here no more
Who did you expect to meet?
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Hey! don't come around here no more
Hey! honey please, don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Ah, oh, ah, ah.
Don't come around here no moreback to top
Southern Accents
There's a southern accent, where I come from
The young'uns call it country
The yankees call it dumb
I got my own way of talkin'
But everything is done, with a southern accent
Where I come from

Now that drunk tank in atlanta's
Just a motel room to me
Think I might go work orlando
If them orange groves don't freeze
I got my own way of workin'
But everything is run, with a southern accent
Where I come from

For just a minute there I was dreaming
For just a minute it was all so real
For just a minute she was standing there, with me

There's a dream I keep having
Where my mama comes to me
And kneels down over by the window
And says a prayer for me
I got my own way of prayin'
But everyone's begun
With a sou thern accent
Where I come from

I got my own way of livin'
But everything gets done
With a southern accent
Where I come fromback to top
Make It Better (Forget About Me)
(Tom Petty and David A. Stewart)

I wanna make it better baby
Listen, I want to make it good again
Yes I want to make it better girl

Yeah better for you, and me
Baby wait and see
I know it's been a long, long time
But it's gonna be alright
No you musn't let it drag you down

Honey, there's a lot a fools around
But anything I can do, honey
I'm gonna do it' for you

(Chorus)

Yeah good for and me
Baby please believe
That anything I can, baby I'm gonna do it for you
(Forget about me, forget these eyes)
(Forget about me, say goodbye)

These was too much rain, too much humility
Do you know why you did what you did to me?
Honey you're the jugde, there ain't no jury
And I'm just an innocent boy, used to bein' guiltyback to top
Spike
Oh, we got another one, just like the other ones
Another bad ass, another troublemak er
I'm scared, ain't you boys scared?
I wonder if he's gonna show us what bad is?
Boys, we got a man with a dog collar on
You think we oughta' throw ol' spike a bone?

Hey spike what do you like?
Hey spike what do you like?

Here's another misfit, another jimmy dean
Bet he's got a motorbike,
What do y'all think?
Bet if we be good we'll get a ride on it
If he ain't too mad about the future
Maybe we oughta help him see
The future ain't what it used to be

Hey spike, you're scarin' my wife
Hey, spike what do you like?
Please spike, tell us 'bout life?back to top
Dogs on the Run
Well we come with what was on our backs
Yeah, when the lea ves had died and all turned black
Back when the wind was cold and blew them 'round
When we laid our blankets on the ground
Yeah and I woke up feelin' hungry
Lookin' straight into the sun, and left a cold night on the ground
Like a dog on the run

I fell overboard and washed up on the beach
Yes, let the waves and sand roll over me
I was helped to the home of a young bleached blonde
Who said 'honey I discovered early in life there's ways of getting
Anything I want , some of us are different
It's just something in our blood, there's no need for explanations
We're just dogs on the run'

The room was painted blue and gray
All my meals were served on a silver tray
Oh she would laugh, and light m y cigarettes
She said 'honey, ain't it funny how a crowd gathers around
Anyone living life without a net?
And how they'll beg you for the answers
But it won't ever be enough, there's no way you could ever tell 'em
It's just dogs on the run'back to top
Mary's New Car
Mary got a brand new car
Mary got a brand new set of wheels
Now everyone is so charged
Man you don't know how good it feels
And we wanna go where she goes
We wanna listen to her radio

Mary got a brand new car
Mary got the one she was savin' for
Now everyone here is so charged
Mary never looked so good before
And we wanna go where she goes
We wanna listen to her radio

Can w e ride? mary can we ride?
Can we ride? mary can we ride?back to top
The Best of Everything
She probably works in a restaurant
That's what her momma did
But I don't know if she ever really
Could put up with it
Or maybe she sings in a nightclub
Cause sometimes she used to sing
But I don't know if it ever
Amounted to anything

But listen honey,
Wherever you are tonight,
I wish you the best of everything, in the wo rld
And I hope you found
Whatever you were looking for

Yeah and it's over before you know it
It all goes by so fast
Yeah, the bad nights last forever
And the good nights don't ever seem to last
And man, we never had the real thing,
But sometimes we used to kiss
Back when we didn't understand,
What we were caught up in.

Wherever you are tonight,
I wish you the best of everything, in the world
And I hope you found
Whatever you were looki ng for

Wherever you are tonight,
I wish you the best of everything, in the world
And I hope you found
Whatever you were looking forback to top
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