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Tom Petty lyrics

Album: The Last DJ [2002]

Tracks12
 01  The Last DJ
 02  Money Becomes King
 03  Dreamville
 04  Joe
 05  When a Kid Goes Bad
 06  Like a Diamond
 07  Lost Children
 08  Blue Sunday
 09  You and Me
 10  The Man Who Loves Women
 11  Have Love Will Travel
 12  Can't Stop the Sun
all Tom Petty lyrics



The Last DJ
Well you cant turn him into a company man
you cant turn him into a whore
and the boys upstairs just dont understand anymore
well the top brass dont like him talking so much
and he wont play what they say to play
and he dont wanna change what dont need to change

Chorus:
And there goes the last DJ
who plays what he wants to play
and says what he wants to say
hey hey hey
and there goes your freedom of choice
there goes the last human voice
and there goes the last DJ

and some folks say there gonna hang him so high
casue you just cant do what he did
theres some things you just cant put in the minds of those kids
as we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs wanna see
how much youll pay for what you used to get for free

Chorus:
And there goes the last DJ
who plays what he wants to play
and says what he wants to say
hey hey hey
and there goes your freedom of choice
there goes the last human voice
and there goes the last DJ

well he got a new station down in mexico
and some times it will kinda come in
and I'll bust a move
and remeber how it was back then

Chorus:
And there goes the last DJ
who plays what he wants to play
and says what he wants to say
hey hey hey
and there goes your freedom of choice
there goes the last human voice
and there goes the last DJback to top
Money Becomes King
If you reach back in your memory
A little bell might ring
About a time that once existed
When money wasn't king
If you stretch your imagination
I'll tell you all a tale
About a time when everything
Wasn't up for sale

There was this cat named Johnny
Who loved to play and sing
When money wasn't king.

We'd all get so excited
When John would give a show
We'd raise the cash between us
And down the road we'd go
To hear him play that music
It spoke right to my soul
Every verse a diamond
And every chorus gold

The sound was my salvation
It was only everything
Before money became king.

Well I ain't sure how it happened
And I don't know exactly when
But everything got bigger
And the rules began to bend
And the TV taught the people
How to get their hair to shine
And how sweet life can be
If you keep a tight behind

And they raised the cost of living
And how could we have known
They'd double the price of tickets
To go see Johnny's show?

So we hocked all our possessions
And we sold a little dope
And went off to rock 'n' roll.

We arrived there early
In time to see rehearsal
And John came out and lip-synched
His new lite-beer commercial
And as the crowd arrived
As far as I could see
The faces were all different
There was no one there like me

They sat in golden circles
And waiters served them wine
And talked through all the music
And to John paid little mind
And way up in the nosebleeds
We watched upon the screen
They hung between the billboards
So cheaper seats could see

Johnny, rock that golden circle
And all those VIPs
And that music that had freed us
Became a tired routine
And I saw his face in close-up
Tryin' to give it all he had
And sometimes his eyes betrayed him
You could see that he was sad

And I tried to rock on with him
But I slowly became bored
Could that man on stage with everything
Somehow need some more?

There was no use in pretending
No magic left to hear
All the music gave me
Was a craving for lite-beer
As I walked out of the arena
My ears began to ring
And money became king.back to top
Dreamville
Goin' down to Lillian's music store
To buy a black diamond string
Gonna wind it up on my guitar
Gonna make that silver sing

Like it was Dreamville
A long time ago
A million miles away
All the trees were green
In Dreamville

I keep wakin' up all by myself
With a bluejay in my brain
Flappin' his wings, makin' me sing
It was just about to rain

Like it was Dreamville
Where I was born
Light years from here
And the air smelled good
In Dreamville

Like it was Dreamville
A long time ago
Light years from here
And the trees were green
In Dreamville

Ridin' with my mamma
To Glen Springs Pool
The water was cold
My lips were blue
There was rock and roll
Across the dial
When I think of her
It makes me smile

Like it was Dreamville
A long time ago
A million miles away
All the trees were green
In Dreamville, in Dreamville

Yeah it was Dreamville
A long time ago
Light years from here
And the air smelled good
In Dreamville, in Dreamvilleback to top
Joe
My name's Joe, I'm the CEO
Yeah I'm the man makes the big wheels roll
I'm the hand on the green-light switch
You get to be famous, I get to be rich

Go get me a kid with a good lookin' face
Bring me a kid can remember his place
Some hungry poet son-of-a-bitch
He gets to be famous, I get to be rich

Or bring me a girl
They're always the best
You put 'em on stage and you have 'em undress
Some angel whore who can learn a guitar lick
Hey! Now that's what I call music!

Well they'll come lookin' for money when the public gets bored
But we'll fight 'em with lawyers they could never afford
Yeah I'll make her look like a spoiled little bitch
She gets to be famous, I get to be rich

Or bring me a girl
They're always the best
You put 'em on stage and you have 'em undress
Some angel whore who can learn a guitar lick
Hey! Now that's what I call music!

So burned out Johnny thinks the books are shifty
What good's that alchy to me when he's fifty?
Well we could move catalog if he'd only die quicker
Send my regards to the gig and a case of good liquor

He gets to be famous, I get to be rich
He gets to be famous, I get to be rich

My name's Joe, I'm the CEO
I'm the man makes the big wheels roleback to top
When a Kid Goes Bad
You got a different kinda look in your eye
Somethin' about you that I don't recognize
These things are talked about in quiet tones
I never saw a person so all alone

Some mama's cryin'
Some daddy's sad
When a kid goes bad
Makes you wonder
What made him mad
When a kid goes bad
When a kid goes bad

You built for innocence, you built for joy
Suddenly evil's all that you enjoy
But if you shoot at everyone you see
Well, you can't be my friend 'cause you might shoot at me

Some mama's cryin'
Some daddy's sad
When a kid goes bad
Make you wonder
What made him mad
When a kid goes bad
When a kid goes bad

Somewhere along the way did we let you down?
Did you cry out for help and none was around?
Don't try to tell me that you don't know the score
Are you so shut down you can't feel anymore?

Some mama cryin'
Some daddy's sad
When a kid goes bad
Make you wonder
What made him mad
When a kid goes bad
When a kid goes badback to top
Like a Diamond
Madmen crawl
Across the wall
Knight gets away
Kings all fall
And queens chase men
And saints all sin
And good things
All must end

But she goes on forever
She goes on forever
Yeah, she's gonna shine forever
Like a diamond
In the sunlight

Big full moon
Above the road
I'm a long long way
From tomorrow
Gotta light my way
Down this highway
To get to her

'Cause she goes on forever
She goes on forever
Yeah, she's gonna shine forever
Like a diamond
In the sunlight

Deacons steal
And Ma can't feel
If you're lonely
And behind the wheel
When the ground gives way
You have to pray
To the unknown
And hope it's real

But she goes on forever
She goes on forever
She's gonna shine forever

She goes on forever
She goes on forever
Yeah, she's gonna shine forever
Like a diamond
In the sunlightback to top
Lost Children
Lord please watch over
All these lost children
Born to chase the hurricane
Please shines some light down
On those who wander
Filled with hunger and pain

Please raise the wind for
All those out sailing
On an ocean alone
Lord shine a light on
All these lost children
Far away from their home

Lord keep an eye on
All these lost children
Swept away in the wind
Please shine some light down
On all those travelin'
Lead them all home againback to top
Blue Sunday
She took a rolled up twenty
Out of her pocket
And paid for my cigarrettes
We were friends at first sight
In the 7-11 light
She said, "Here, lemme cover it"

And I rode shotgun all that night
She drove, and never made a sound
I asked if there was anything wrong
She said, "Nothin' worth talkin' 'bout"

It's a blue Sunday
Down the interstate
Yeah a blue Sunday
Blue, with shades of grey

Her backseat could've been a hotel
I slept for a thousand years
Every now and then she'd laugh out loud for no reason
I pretended not to hear
And rolled my jacket up under my head
And stretched my body out
Couldn't be too far in front of her daddy's blood hounds
But I ain't gonna worry now

It's a blue Sunday
Down the interstate
Yeah a blue Sunday
Blue, with shades of grey

A blue Sunday
We never met before
It's a blue Sunday
When it's time to leave you goback to top
You and Me
Take a look
At what I got
I can't promise
You a lot

But you and me
And the road ahead

I can't change
You from yourself
You gotta want it
All that's left

Is you and me
And the road ahead

Wherever that wind might blow
Wherever that river rolls
You know I will go with you

Lookin' over
The mountain's crown
The water roars
And tumbles down

Like you and me
And the road ahead

Wherever that wind might blow
Wherever that river rolls
You know I will go with you

Just you and me
And the road ahead

Just you and me
And the road aheadback to top
The Man Who Loves Women
He's the man who loves women
Women, women, women
He's the man who loves women
And fallin' in love everyday

When he sees a senorita
It's a sure thing that he'll heed her
He's the man who loves women
And fallin' in love everyday

But in the mornin' when she wakes up
He'll be far away
Keepin' his secrets safe
Hey hey hey hey

But in the mornin' when she wakes up
He'll be far away
Keepin' his secrets safe
Hey hey hey hey
Ah ah ah
Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, I love you

He's quite prepared to mingle
Comes on like he's single
He's the man who loves women
And fallin' in love's just his way
And one of these days he's gonna pay
For fallin' in love everyday

Oh stay away, he's the man who loves women
Oh stay away, he's the man who loves women
Oh stay away, he's the man who loves women...back to top
Have Love Will Travel
You never had a chance, did you baby
So good-looking, so insecure
And now you say you can't remember
When the lines you drew began to blur

Yeah, when all of this is over
Should I lose you in the smoke
I want you to know you were the one

And may my love travel with you everywhere
Yeah, may my love travel with you always

Maggie's still trying to rope a tornado
Joe's in the back yard trying to keep things simple
And the lonely dj's diggin' a ditch
Trying to keep the flames from the temple

Oh, and if perhaps I lose you
In the smoke down the road
I want you to know you were the one

And may my love travel with you everywhere
Yeah, may my love travel with you always

How about a cheer for all those bad girls
And all the boys that play that rock and roll
They love it like you love Jesus
It does the same thing to their souls

And when all of this is over
Should I lose you in the smoke
I want you to know that it's all right

And may my love travel with you everywhere
Yeah, may my love travel with you alwaysback to top
Can't Stop the Sun
Well you may take my money
You may turn off my microphone
But you can't steal
What you can't feel

Can't stop the sun from shining
Shining down and down and down

And you may think you control things
But there'll be more just like me
Who won't give in
Who'll rise again

Can't stop the world from turnin'
Turnin' round and round and round

Hey mister business man
Be sure to wash your hands
Be careful where you stand
'Cause life goes on and on and on
Life goes on and on and on

And you may think it's all over
But there'll be more just like me
Who won't give in
Who'll rise again

Can't stop a man from dreamin'
Dreamin' on and on and onback to top
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