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Swingin' Lyrics

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Echo

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

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

Comments/Interpretations

by sam criswell on 8/12/2011 5:20pm
i love this song its just like my life
by Adrienne on 10/20/2011 10:39am
Yeah, even though this song's about some chick I think it's really about Howie... he did go down, swingin'.. with his heroin overdose.
by ben dover on 10/10/2012 2:05pm
This song is about how Obama sucks
by foofarter on 2/8/2013 11:14pm
What a gem this tune is. A forgotten petty classic ....should be played more on radio. Just bought the cd, "echoes", f***ing great cd. Highly recomend
by me on 4/16/2013 9:26pm
Excellent song
by five dollars on 7/27/2013 9:30pm
Fuck you, ben.
by Asme on 8/28/2013 3:12pm
F U five dollars!!! Ben is absolutely rite!!!!
by GUS on 4/27/2014 12:05pm
POOR BEN
by dudette on 8/1/2014 5:42am
Obama is about this song , bout it bout it








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