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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

By Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Mike Campbell
Copyright © 1987 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.

You got me in a corner
You got me against the wall
I got nowhere to go
I got nowhere to fall

Take back your insurance
Baby nothin's guaranteed
Take back your acid rain
Let your T.V. bleed

Chorus
You're jammin' me, you're jammin' me
Quit jammin' me
Baby you can keep me painted in a corner
You can walk away, but it's not over

Take back your angry slander
Take back your pension plan
Take back your ups and downs of your life
In raisin-land

Take back Vanessa Redgrave
Take back Joe Piscopo
Take back Eddie Murphy
Give 'em all some place to go

(Repeat Chorus)

Take back your Iranian torture
And the apple in young Steve's eye
Yeah take back your losing streak
Check your front wheel drive

Take back Pasadena
Take back El Salvador
Take back that country club
They're tryin' to build outside my door


Songwriters

Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Mike Campbell

Chords

Intro and Chorus Pattern (Strumming):
    A           E                     A
e------||----------------------------------||
B-  | -||--- | - | --- | --- | ------- | --||"||o||" are not same as "0"=
G-  | -||o-- | - | --- | --- | ------- | -o|| ||o||  indicate repeat sign
D-  | -||o-- | - | --- | --- | ------- | -o||   
A- / (tie)  / - / --- / --- / --- 0 - / (tie)   
E-  ---||------------------------ 0 -------||
   D            u     D     D     D   D

Verse Pattern (Strumming):
  A       D             A       E

  |   |   |   |         |   |   |   |       "u" -- up strum 
  |   |   |   |  rest   |   |   |   |       "d" -- down strum
 /   /   /   /         /   /   /   /

 u   D   u   D         u   D   u   D


Intro: Intro Pattern (8X)


Verse: (using verse pattern)

A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
    	You got me         in a corner
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
		You got me         against the wall
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
		I got no		   where to go
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
		I got no           where to fall
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
		Take back your     insurance
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E
        Baby nothin'       is guaranteed
A,A/D,D            A,A/E,E       A,A/D,D(let ring)  
		Take back your acid rain   Baby  
                 A
		Let your TV bleed


Chorus: (using chorus pattern)

A,E,E,E (4X)              D,A,A,A (2X)
		You're jammin' me  You're jammin' me
A,E,E,E (2X)
		Quit jammin' me
             B (normal strumming)       
		Baby you can keep me painted in a corner
		A (normal strumming)              A,E,E,E
		You can look away but it's not over

Verse 2:
Take back your angry slander
Take back your pension plan
Take back your ups and downs of 
Your life in raisin-land
Take back Vanessa Redgrave
Take back Joe Piscopo
Take back Eddie Murphy
Give 'em all some place to go

Chorus

Release:

Bm                 G
	Take back your Iranian torture
            A                         F#m
	And the apple in young Steve's eye
Bm                      G
	Yeah take back your losing streak 
D                          A,E,E,E(8X)
  	Check your front wheel drive

Verse 3:

Take back Pasadena
Take back El Salvador
Take back that country club
They're tryin' to build outside my door

Chorus

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Review

"Jammin' Me" is the first single from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), an 1987 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is co-written by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Mike Campbell. The heartland rock tune has been included in Petty's 'best of' albums Playback and Anthology: Through the Years.

Peak Chart Positions

5/9/87 - #1 Mainstream Rock Tracks
6/20/87 - #18 Hot 100
#11 Top Album Tracks of 1987

Hits 647

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