"Louisiana Rain" as written by and Tom Petty....
Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea
That was when I was taken in and it left its mark on me
Yeah she nearly drove me crazy with all those China toys
And I know she really didn't mean a thing to any of those sailor boys

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

South Carolina put out its arms for me
Right up until everything went black somewhere on Lonely Street
And I still can't quite remember who helped me to my feet
Thank God for a love that followed the angel's remedy

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Well I never will get over this English refugee
Singing to the jukebox in some all-night beanery
Yeah he was eating pills like candy and chasing them with tea
You should have seen him lick his lips, that old black muddied beak

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge


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"Louisiana Rain" as written by Tom Petty

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    General Commentof course petty is going to sing about louisiana
    cuz he's awsome!
    minkoilon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf I were a female pornstar, I'd use Louisiana Rain as my stage name.

    (Sorry if I ruined the song for anyone.)
    Nick the Bastardon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNick the Bastard: not at all. Now I'll just think of Petty in drag when I hear this song lol. Oh wait...i dont like that. I guess you did ruin it for me. YOU BASTARD!
    J.Spicolion October 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat is this song about?
    lillabubbenon August 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's supposed to be about one of the TP&TH roadies, "the English refugee", and his adventures on the road. But whether the first two verses are about him as well I'm not sure.

    There's an alternative lyric to verse 2:

    South Carolina put out its arms for me
    Right up till everything went black
    Somewhere on Lonely Street.
    And it was just that evil poison
    That I put up my nose
    Thank god for a long-neck bottle
    The angels' antidote

    Song was on Torpedoes, but it's much older than that - from Mudcrutch days.
    treefrogdemonon September 15, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correction...and in fact you have a line in verse 2 that's wrong anyway - it's

    "Thank god for a long-neck bottle, the angels' remedy."
    treefrogdemonon September 23, 2011   Link

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