There was a little girl, I used to know her
I still think about her, time to time
There was a moment when I really loved her
Then one day the feeling just died

We went straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night

I remember flying out to London
I remember the feeling at the time
Out the window of the 747
Man there was nothin', only black sky

We went straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night

Oh give it up to me, I need it hey
Girl, I know a good thing when I see it
Baby wrong or right, I need it hey

I don't believe the good times are over
I don't believe the thrill is all gone
Real love is a man's salvation
The weak ones fall the strong carry on

Straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night

We went straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night


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Straight into Darkness [Alternate Version, 1982] Lyrics as written by Thomas Earl Petty

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    i cant believe nobody has commented on this song yet. I think its about having to leave somebody behind, even though you know it isnt the right thing to do, you know its just gotta happen.

    vipergt196on April 07, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I agree. I think it's a beautiful song and have always thought this entire album has underated TP material.

    LolaBaton October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I love this album, and I love this song. It's simply amazing. The fist verse says it all, I guess.

    Marshaulon April 09, 2007   Link
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    My Opinion

    To me the second verse of this song really captures the essence of this song. "Man there was nothin', only black sky" You move through your life from job to job, relationship to relationship and, sometimes, you get this feeling that you are being propelled into nothingness; that everything that meant anything to you is "back there" and what lies ahead is empty and black.

    gilbert113on January 30, 2023   Link

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