"Have Love Will Travel" as written by and Tom Petty....
You never had a chance, didja babe?
So good lookin', so insecure.
And now you say you can't remember,
When the lines you drew began to blur.
Yeah, when all of this is over,
Should I lose you in the smoke?
I want you to know you were the one.
And may my love travel with you everywhere
Baby, may my love travel with you always.

Maggie's still tryin' to rope the tornado.
Joe's in the backyard, trying to keep things simple.
And the lonely DJ's diggin' a ditch,
Tryin' to keep the flames from the temple.
Oh, and if perhaps I lose you
In the smoke down the road,
I want you to know you were the one.
And may my love travel with you everywhere
Yeah, may my love travel with you always.

How bout a cheer for all those bad girls?
And all those boys that play that rock and roll?
They love it like you love Jesus,
It does the same thing to their souls.
And when all of this is over,
Should I lose you in the smoke
I want you to know you were the one.
And may my love travel with you everywhere,
Yeah, may my love travel with you always.
Baby, may my love travel with you everywhere,
Yeah, may my love travel with you always.


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"Have Love Will Travel" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentI read in a book that the "Maggie" in the second verse originally had a whole song about her on this album, but it was cut. The DJ that shows up is the same guy as in the title track. I don't know what Joe is doing there, though. If it's the same Joe as in the song on the album, then it seems odd that he would be in the backyard trying to keep things simple. Shouldn't he be in a high-rise trying to keep things profitable? Unless he's trying to keep things simple in the sense that they're formulaic. Either way, I've rambled enough about this song.
    Nick the Bastardon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Petty's talking about his oldest fans. He's saying, "Should I lose you in the smoke, you were the one." Thanking his fans.
    loosegravelon March 25, 2008   Link

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