"The Wild One Forever" as written by and Tom Petty....
Well the moon sank as the wind blew
The street lights slowly died
They call you the wild one, said stay 'way from her
Said she could love no one if she tried

But then something I saw
In your eyes told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine
When the strangest feeling came over me
Down inside no matter what it takes
I'll never get over how good it felt
When you finally held me
I'll never regret
Baby those few hours
Will grow in my head
Forever

Well it's too bad, but I want you
To know I understand
Yeah, it's been a long time but I don't mind
Yeah, it's all right I understand

Because something I saw
In your eyes told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine
When the strangest feeling came over me
Down inside I knew right away
I'll never get over how good it felt
When you finally kissed me
I'll never regret
Baby those few hours
Will grow in my head
Forever


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"The Wild One, Forever" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentMy favorite TP song. His voice is just filled with emotion as he recounts the tale and how no matter what, and no matter what anyone else said, he knew he had to take the chance and be with this person. His realization the others were correct and he's been hurt, doesn't matter to him. The memory he has of being with her is still all important to him and he has no regrets.
    LolaBaton October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably something most people can relate to. The one that got away...
    jlk183on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Petty song too. There's a desperation to The Wild One Forever. You get the sense that he's looking back at those intense moments years later but the emotions remain fresh.
    ImMooon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentone of my favourites of his. scary lyrics, but I can't wait to experience this on my own.. and then listen to the song.
    lillabubbenon August 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti like most his songs but my favs are these: the wild one forever, wild flowers, angel dream, free fallin, mary jane's last dance, i wont back down, and refewgee

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAND IM STILL ADDING MORE EVERY DAY!
    alphazombieeliteon November 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLyrics should read:

    "Those few hours linger on in my head forever"
    robert1552on February 10, 2017   Link

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