"Wildflowers" as written by and Tom Petty....
You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

Run away, find you a lover
Go away somewhere all bright and new
I have seen no other
Who compares with you

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

Run away, go find a lover
Run away, let your heart be your guide
You deserve the deepest of cover
You belong in that home by and by

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free
You belong somewhere you feel free


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"Wildflowers" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentPetty wrote this album following his divorce. I take it to be a kind of reconciliation with his ex-wife who he really did love but realizes that it wasn't meant to be. He is bascially telling her he never has found another person who compares to her, and that she needs to move on, go find a lover, but please stay close to him in her heart. Its basically just a love song to someone who he knows he will never be able to be in a relationship with, but he wants her to be happy and free. I think this is a beautiful song and i feel this way about past loves. It won't work out with us but you are a wonderful person and I will always love you, is basically what he is saying.
    tootsie0945on October 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful song to listen to while eating some shrooms
    hoeitschrison March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. i remember laying in a bed when i was vacationing in france and just listening to it, and crying, and crying. it's about freedom. we need to be free.
    emma.leeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe title track to clearly his best album
    hamstylzon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentemma.lee has it exactly right...freedom. a great song for clearing your mind. u have to do whatever makes u feel free
    shed27on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me feel like a hippie. *shrug*
    Sweettart313on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy boyfriend made a cd for me and put this song on it. I didn't know who sang this song at the time but it made me cry and songs don't usually make me cry. "You belong somewhere you feel free." It's about finding yourself and stepping away from what holds you down.
    GiveMeSoulon July 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my theme song. I absolutley adore this entire album, the first four tracks are just incredible. It is an inspirational song.
    startingtorambleon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really hits me. It's just so beautiful.
    Alpha13on May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn a way the entire album really is a themed album about moving on, waking up and realizing there's more to life then just moping around. This song and the last song on the CD go well together. This is really a well put together CD with a few songs threw in there just for fun (honeybee, Cabin Down Below.) I really like how he put "Crawling back to you." right before "Wake up time." it's like he put them togethere to make a story about himself. How he keeps wanting to crawl back to his ex-wife but then realizes it's time to wake up. The album really was made in a way for himself....and for him to get out his feelings on situations.
    Kyle Vandagriffon June 05, 2006   Link

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