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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Lyrics

She prob'ly works in a restaurant
That's what her momma did
But I don't know if she ever really
Could put up with it
Or maybe she sings in a nightclub
'Cause sometimes she used to sing
But I don't know if it ever
Amounted to anything

But listen honey

[Chorus:]
Wherever you are tonight
I wish you the best of everything, in the world
And I hope you found
Whatever you were looking for

Yeah and it's over before you know it
It all goes by so fast
Yeah, the bad nights last forever
And the good nights don't ever seem to last
And man, we never had the real thing
But sometimes we used to kiss
Back when we didn't understand
What we were caught up in

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

 


Songwriters

Tom Petty

Chords

intro: G
 
C                        G
  She prob'ly works in a restaurant
C                 G
  That's what her momma did
D
  But I don't know if she ever really
            G
  Could put up with it.
C                         G
  Or maybe she sings in a nightclub
C                             G
 'Cause sometimes she used to sing
D
  But I don't know if it ever 
                 G        G7
  Amounted to anything.
 
 
  But listen honey,
C              G
  Wherever you are tonight,
C                G                  D
  I wish you the best of everything,  in the world
                 Em
  And I hope you found 
  D                 G
  Whatever you were looking for.
 
 
instrum: C Am C Am D D D7 D7  G
 
Yeah and it's over before you know it
It all goes by so fast
Yeah, the bad nights last forever
And the good nights don't ever seem to last
And man, we never had the real thing,
But sometimes we used to kiss
Back when we didn't understand,
What we were caught up in.
 
Wherever you are tonight,
I wish you the best of everything,  in the world
And I hope you found 
Whatever you were looking for.
 
Wherever you are tonight,
I wish you the best of everything,  in the world
And I hope you found 
Whatever you were looking for.

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Review

A very unusual track for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "The Best of Everything" is a unique collaboration between Petty and Robbie Robertson. A sentimental, reflective song that captures a bittersweet love affair from the past, along with the rock & roll lifestyle. The song's melody is soul- and pop-based, and Robertson's exquisite and elegant horn lines create a classical/R&B feel that is infections. The song closed out the Southern Accents album with great style, and was also a worthy inclusion on the Through the Years anthology.

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