Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by newking70, Aug 11, 2019 at 8:33 PM.
My second choice.
So many greats but sometimes it’s this early one
Don't come around here no more
You don't know how it feels
Even the losers
Top of the world
I Won't Back Down
Best line in a song...
"You need elephant balls
If you don't want to crawl
On your hands
Through this world"
Favorite song: "I Wont Back Down" even though the Heartbreakers were replaced by some other guys.
This would be my choice as well. Something about it...love to play it with the band. We do others as well, but "Breakdown" grabs me.
So many great songs already mentioned by one of the true great songwriters. He should get an assist on Tweeter and the Monkey Man by the Travelling Wilburys, too.
Umm.... Never mind.
I spend a lot of time with the guy, today Ill say Thing About You, and Deliver Me
haven't read the entire thread, and don't know if a popular choice, but my fave has always been "It's Good To Be King"....that entire Wildflowers is in my top 10 albums of all time.
"You don't know how it feels"
Entire Wildflowers album was fire. Second rock CD I ever got.
Here Comes My Girl. It seems like such a simple song but there is a lot going on. The “spoken word”, the guy down on his luck, the girlfriend that makes it all worth it. Great stuff.
And when she’s dreaming
Sometimes she sings in French
But in the morning
She don’t remember it
Such a killer line, and one of hundreds.
LONG LIVE TOM PETTY
Ha! I was reading the most recent few pages before I posted two of my favorite Tom Petty songs, Century City and Nightwatchman.
Always in the running for my favorite TPHB song:
You could make several albums worth of his lesser-known songs that would be classics all on their own without any help from the bigger hits. The well was DEEP.
Cabin Down Below and American Girl are both favorites of mine. I love the entire Wildflowers Album though.
Good God, how do you pick just one?
American Girl is my favourite.
Running Down a Dream is probably my favourite to perform, as there is a lot of room for subtle textures in the verses, it can be arranged for any number/type of instruments, and it lends itself to a very long outro solo In one band I play with we have 2 lead guitars and often close a set with it - we’ve gone 10 mins on it without it getting old/tired (at least for us ... can’t speak for the audience!)