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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

Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin'
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin'
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

Well it was kind of cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
Out on 441 like waves crashin' on the beach
And for one desperate moment
There he crept back in her memory
God it's so painful when something that's so close
Is still so far out of reach

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

 


Songwriters

Tom Petty

Chords

Intro

Intro - Guitar 1:  18 bars  D
Intro - Guitar 2:  E7 E7 G G A A D D E7 E7 G G A7 A7

Verse 1

D                E7
Well, she was an American girl
G         A
Raised on promises
D                 E7
She couldn't help thinkin' that there was a 
G                   A
little more to life somewhere else

A                  D
After all it was a great big world
G                      Em
With lots of places to run to
A
And if she had to die tryin' she had one little promise she was gonna keep

Chorus

G       A          D                   Bm 
O yeah, all right, take it easy, baby, make it last all night
G       A           D
She was an American girl

Verse 2

D                  E7
Well, it was kinda cold that night
G                      A
She stood alone on the balcony
D                        E7
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by
       G              A
Out on 441 like waves crashin' on the beach

A                     D
And for one desperate moment there
G                    Em
He crept back in her memory
A
God it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far out of reach

Chorus

G       A          D                   Bm 
O yeah, all right, take it easy, baby, make it last all night
G       A           D
She was an American girl

Outro:

G G G G G# A D 
G G G G G# A D 
G G G G G# A D 
G G G A A A

Repeat to end
D E7 G A

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