"Here Comes My Girl" as written by Tom Petty and Michael W. Campbell....
You know sometimes, I don't know why
But this old town just seems so hopeless
I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times
Were just a little bit more in focus

But when she puts her arms around me
I can somehow rise above it
Yeah, man when I got that little girl standin' right by my side
You know, I can tell the whole wide world to shove it, hey

Here comes my girl
Here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight

Every now and then I down to the end of the day
And I have to stop and ask myself why I've done it
It just seems so useless to have to work so hard
And nothin' ever really seems to come from it

But then she looks me in the eye and says
We're gonna last forever
And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
No, 'cause it just feels so good and so free and so right
I know we ain't never goin' to change our minds about it hey

Here comes my girl
Here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight (watch her walk)

Every time it seems like there ain't nothin' left no more
I find myself having to reach out and grab hold of something
Yeah, I just catch myself wondering, waiting, worrying
About some silly little things that don't add up to nothin'

But then she looks me in the eye and says
We're gonna last forever
And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
No, 'cause it just feels so good and so free and so right
I know we ain't never gonna' to change our minds about it, hey

Here comes my girl
Here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right, she is all I need tonight


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"Here Comes My Girl" as written by Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell

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    General CommentProbably my favorite song of all time. A really underrated IMO song from Tom. The sound is kind of bluesy but still rock. The meaning is pretty clear. It's facing the hardships of the world and then coming home to the one you love and realizing that none of it matters and being with this person makes it all worth it.
    JamiesCryingon October 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo true. So true.
    Petty a great American poet.
    Soloon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is true
    ffour4on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjamiescrying hit it right on the head.....when your troubles at are their worst, just thinking about your girl can make everything else just fade away
    shed27on February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes it seem to anyone else that a lot of Petty's music from the 70s/80s is about his wife. Especially this song. It's sad because it seems like he really loved her. Now he has to sing all these songs that seem to be about her all the time.
    bono_212on June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. I saw Tom in concert and he sang this. It was amazing
    Melissalev420on March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always makes me smile and think of my daughter! :)
    moeheadon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMoehead, that is a GREAT way to look at it. I'm not a parent so I've never actually thought of that aspect of the song but it's very sweet to think of it that way.

    This is one of my favorite Petty songs. I love it so much. It has a great meaning, anyway you look at it.
    shaynalicia1on September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of his greatest songs. Sometimes all you need is your girl, and fuck everyone else because you know she's there for you. I dig how he says watch her walk during the solo. I can almost envision her walking! lol
    convinceon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"and then she looks me in the ah-ah-eyes"
    my favorite part of the song :)
    tom petty is so adorable, i love him. hehe
    jasssson March 26, 2010   Link

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