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SOUTHERN ACCENTS Lyrics

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Pack Up The Plantation

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 from
Comments/Interpretations
by mgb on 6/27/2008 8:41pm
this is a beautiful song. i love it
by victoria on 6/29/2008 11:39pm
absolutely beautiful and i'm a yankee =)
by Caniac on 9/7/2008 9:52am
I LOVE TOM PETTY
by tstrainor on 10/12/2008 7:26pm
Grace and beauty - makes me proud to be a Southerner
by miles johnson on 2/24/2009 4:27pm
the album is southern accents not pack up the plantation live
by brian on 5/29/2009 6:49pm
as a rebel in maine i find this song so evocative of my youth, of place,and time. a few beers late at night and my momma says a prayer for me.
by Laura on 6/1/2009 5:38pm
Tom Petty is the best! I love him. I love this song it's beautiful.
by jrm on 8/21/2009 10:38am
just a fantastic song. incredible lyrics...my favorite of the large TP catalog.
by JStover on 10/1/2009 9:16am
I love tom Petty too but it was Johnny Cash who wrote the lyrics.
by terri on 10/12/2009 12:18pm
My first cassette was Damn The Torpedos..My Mom said "Well that looks like somebody youd bring home" Dont I wish I could..and Johnny Cash covered Southern Accents..Tom wrote it.
by FKS on 12/18/2009 10:36am
Tom, wrote it and if you can see the heart in this song you have lived those words...I know I felt them...and Lived them..no matter your race...If you're from an area that carries this theme you knoe and I am sure like me Love it as well...
by u suck ass on 4/29/2010 9:17pm
i hate that friggin song it sucks and the southerners' way of talking isnt even right so shut ur frekin mouth wih that freakin song- a smat,free,northern YANKEE
by Alkie on 5/18/2010 8:18pm
@u suck ass
Never was a name usermore appropriate in your case.
This is a fantastic song and if you can't see this then you really are a saddo.

And I aint even American!!
by Pig Dog on 12/20/2010 4:38pm
These lyrics are truly a glimpse into the sole a artist who's not afraid to express his heartfelt emotions and speaks the words that so many of us have personally felt and can immediately relate to.
by Tom Ward Brummie from Birmingham uk on 1/25/2011 2:58pm
"The most beautiful song i've heard in years. Only heard it for the first time, two weeks ago. Great band, I do posess a couple of Tom Petty albums by the way.
by mwaters on 1/27/2011 4:35pm
The lyrics are beautifully done. Its about being a southerner only in the most superficial sense. It's really about the most durable kinds of love: the love we all have for our homeland and the love a parent has for a child.
No matter how despised (or despicable) you may be, or how impoverished the land of your birth, love will endure.
by vapor cowboy on 7/5/2011 6:53am
"Yankees call it dumb", usuckass.
by southernbythegraceof God on 1/21/2012 4:28pm
God bless Tom Petty
by nana s on 4/11/2013 11:45am
Rocked my 2 month old grandaughter in my arms while singing this to her. She likes Tom Petty already. Love this song.
by mermaid on 6/6/2013 10:19am
God I love this song and the man who wrote it! Lord, help me!
by Alice 3104 on 7/16/2013 3:49pm
His statement of emotional openness makes me start to cry.
If you can't relate to his humble
attitude and general acknowledgment
of accepting unconditional love, you need to listen a little harder.
Simply put so well.


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