"American Girl (Tom Petty Cover)" as written by and Tom Petty....
Well she was an american girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin that there
Was a little more to life
Somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
Yeah, an d if she had to die
Tryin' she had one little promise
She was gonna keep

Oh yeah, all right
Take it easy baby
Make it last all night
She was an american girl

It was kind of cold that night
She stood alone on her balcony
She could the cars roll by
Out on 441
Like waves crashin' in the beach
And for one desperate moment there
He crept back in her memory
God it's so painful
Something that's so close
And still so far out of reach

Oh yeah, all right
Take it easy baby
Make it last all night
She was an american girl


Lyrics submitted by Madcappunk

"American Girl" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song, and this version of the song definately does the original one justice, since they are both great.
    Madcappunkon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like this version a lot more than Tom Petty's original, personally. Its much more punkish, and I like it.
    Andromedaeon July 02, 2003   Link

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