… “and he went down swingin” …


Thomas Earl Petty
 Born October 20, 1950 — Died October 2, 2017
 American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

“Swingin” — Tom Petty Memory

… “my first musical memory … wow! …

Musical Memories with Tom Petty

Tom Petty reminisces on his first musical memory. Sound City. A film by Dave Grohl. Pre-order http://bit.ly/SoundCity-iTunes The Film — Feb 1. The Album — Mar 12. Pre-order DRM free film direct from the filmaker at http://soundcitymovie.com

… “maybe you’ll get to meet Elvis” …

“Swingin” — Meaning

All we have to do is trust Tom Petty. He knows. He’s lived it. Its simple just listen for the signs and the magic will find you. Besides, “I Won’t Back Down,” “Swingin’” is probably the best advice Tom Petty ever gave on record.

When life knocks you down, you have to get up off the mat and fight back — “Swingin’”…always remember Petty’s eternal Echo…don’t ever give up!

“Swingin” — Lyrics

Well, she was standing by the highway
 In her boots and silver spurs
 Gonna hitchhike to the yellow moon
 When a Cadillac stopped for her
 And she said, “Hey, nice to meet you, are you goin’ my way?”
 Yeah, that’s when it happened
 The world caught fire that day

And she went down swingin’
 Yeah, she went down swingin’

Well, she was over twenty-one
 In trouble with the law
 And it didn’t faze her none
 She called her mother-in-law
 And said I need a little money
 I knew I could count on you
 After that night in Vegas
 And the hell that we went through

We went down swingin’
 Like Benny Goodman
 Yeah, we went down swingin’

Moonlight on the interstate
 She was ‘cross the Georgia line
 Looked out the window feeling great
 Yeah, it had to come in time
 And she said I’m never goin’ back
 She said at last I’m free
 I wish ma could see me now, she’d be so proud of me

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — Swingin

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She went down swingin’
 Like Glenn Miller
 Yeah, she went down swingin’
 Like Tommy Dorsey
 Yeah, she went down swingin’
 Like Sammy Davis
 She went down swingin’
 Like Sonny Liston

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