"All The Wrong Reasons" as written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne....
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    General CommentJust a thought, but this song could be about selling out. In the first verse, some rich guy loses all his money and has to sell his house. Then a girl (his daughter, maybe) vows to get rich again, even though that's not her style (hence, treason). Then the man sells out in the last verse just so he can get his fortune back.
    Nick the Bastardon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a bit more general than that. Simply about misplaced intentions and self-delusion.
    Smokleron June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it has to do with the stress involved with being successful. That's why Tom Petty took a break in the 80's, because he had so much stress from becoming successful.
    TomPettyon April 04, 2007   Link

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