"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" as written by and Brian Fallon....
I haven't seen Sandy, Angry Johnny, or Mary
I heard they got married
Mighta had a couple babies
They traded their memories
For fairview and acres
And never play no pinball
Or get up pass the breakers

But not me, pretty baby
I still love Tom Petty songs
And driving old men crazy
And all while Little Eden is waiting
So you sing me a slow song
And I'll drive you crazy
Tonight

Yeah

But all I want is for you to be alright and satisfied
Brothers and sisters know that anytime or late at night,
If you call I will answer, I'm open ears though tired eyes
But the world closed it's arms on us now
Can I get a witness pretty baby?
I still love Tom Petty songs
And driving old men crazy
And all while Little Eden is waiting
So you sing me a slow song
And I'll drive you crazy
Tonight

Alright, alright
Alright, alright
All night, all night!

There's a party tonight, say it's alright
Tell your poppa you'll be home when the good feeling dies

But not me, pretty baby
I still love Tom Petty songs
And driving old men crazy
And all while Little Eden is waiting
So you sing me a slow song darlin'
I'll drive you crazy
Tonight

Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Tonight! Honey!
All night, tonight
And I'll drive you crazy
Tonight


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"Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" as written by Brian Fallon

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  • +1
    General CommentI always thought that "Sandy, and Johnny, or Mary" was a reference to Bruce Springsteen as the names all feature a lot in his songs. Just me?
    foreverescapingon September 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA few corrections...

    I haven't seen Sandy, Angry Johnny or Mary.

    For Fairview and Acres

    Or get out past the breakers

    And not while Little Eden is waiting

    Brothers and sisters know anytime or late at night

    Can i get a witness pretty baby

    There's a party tonight, say it's alright

    So you sing me a slow song darlin'

    I think that's it.

    And it's a song about getting older, but not growing up.
    Wobbieon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe opening riff for the song is sheer porn.
    ivzmon June 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the line " but not me Pretty baby" is a reference to Yer So Bad by Tom Petty, it would make sense considering that Brian drops his name in the song.
    Spatcherchac17on February 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's "little Eden." It's a reference to 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) off of Springsteen's Wild, Innocent, and E Street Shuffle: "Sandy, the fireworks are hailing over little Eden tonight."

    I agree that it's about getting older but not growing up. I think the title tells us that there's some disillusionment there, though. The 4th of July reference is telling. The speaker in that song is liberated by maturing. "For me this boardwalk life is through, baby; you ought to quit this scene too." Here, our speaker boldly asserts that little Eden is waiting: there's plenty of time for all that simple, grown-up stuff with suburban houses and country clubs. Now's the time to play all night and tease men she doesn't desire. But is that fulfilling? Is she buying her own sales pitch? Or is this cowgirl just telling herself what she needs to hear when she starts to feel blue?
    brokenbonesmatildaon May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I think it's about how like people mature at different rates. Like some people are 30 and still want to hang out, have fun, have another beer, go surfing, stay up all night, and some people get to a point where they're like "I want a warm glass of milk and to see who's on Letterman." And I think it's the one saying to the other "Come on, what happened? Why aren't we out doing shots, what happened to the good old days?" Yeah, Little Eden, when they built Asbury Park, they wanted it to be this paradise on the shore, and it got that nickname. Every GLA song is so packed with allussions you never get tired of finding them and having that "ahh that's what he meant," feeling.
    rbach48on June 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was "little eden" not "little lita." am i an idiot?
    readingkerouacon August 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnah i think you're right readingkerouac, it's "little eden." the gaslight make references to "little eden" in other songs as well.
    angerballon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song is about how all the singers friends have moved on with their lives and abandoned their childhood and he is still holding on to all the things he loved when he was younger (tom petty songs and driving old men crazy) and he is trying to convince a female friend to enjoy it with him for a while. something like that...
    skahead44on May 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Can it get up with us pretty ba-a-aby!
    I still love Tom Petty songs
    And all while little lita is waiting"

    I think the first line is:
    "Can I get a witness pretty baby,
    I still love Tom Petty songs
    And all while little Eden is waiting"

    I'm pretty sure that's it.

    nF88on May 28, 2009   Link

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