Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help think if
There was a little more to life somewhere else

After all, it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die trying,
She had one little promise she was going to keep

Oh, yeah, alright
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night (last all night)
She was an American girl

Well, it was kinda cold that night
She stood alone on a balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by, on 441
But the waves crashing on the beach
And for one desperate moment there
He crept back in a memory
God, it's so painful
Something that's so close,
It's still so far out of reach

Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

American Girl (Tom Petty cover) song meanings
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