"Big Weekend" as written by and Tom Petty....
There's some friends that I know
Living in this town
And I've come far to see them
Gonna track 'em down

They live in a brick house
Painted white and brown

Left a tip for the maid
And I packed up my guitar
Dropped my keys on the counter
Rented a car

Gonna hook up with 'em later
And go hit the bars

I need a big weekend
Kick up the dust
Yeah a big weekend
If you don't run you rust

Well I may shake your hand
But I won't know your name
The joke in your language
Don't come out the same

There's times when I'm down
And there's nothing to blame

I need a big weekend
Kick up the dust
Yeah a big weekend
If you don't run you rust

I can work
I can travel
Sleep anywhere
Cross every border
With nothing to declare
You can look back babe
But it's best not to stare

I need a big weekend
Kick up the dust
Yeah a big weekend
If you don't run you rust


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"Big Weekend" as written by Tom Petty

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    General Comment"You can look back babe, but it's best not to stare." That's right up there with "Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks," "Most things I worry 'bout never happen anyway," and dozens of Tom Petty's fantastic lyrics. Simple, relatable, and profound.

    Speaking of these lyrics reminding me of other Petty lyrics, the lines "I can work, I can travel, sleep anywhere, cross every border with nothing to declare" remind me of the lines from A Mind with a Heart of Its Own "I've been over to your house, and you've been over sometimes to my house, I've slept in your tree house, my middle name is Earl." Both are kind of funny and unexpected. And I love them both for that reason.
    Nick the Bastardon August 10, 2006   Link

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