"Don't Come Around Here No More" as written by Tom Petty and Dave Stewart....
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    General CommentI remember seeing the music video for this song when I was groing up. Tom Petty was dressed as the Mad Hatter and they had a whole Alice and wonderland theame going with these huge cardboard cutout backgrounds. This vidoe actullay won an award for best special effects. Tom Petty's speech said. "This video had no special effects, thank you very much." and he walked off the stage.
    ChaosFluro24on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPERFECT background!!
    Non September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song and video. i think the lyrics have a soothing effect on you, it kind of settles broken emotions "i dont feel you anymore" anyone who's ever been dumped can really sympathize with this song.
    avaloncleoon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song is about someone shunning someone from their life. To me it sounds like a relationship gone bad. There's just something about the constant replaying of "I've given up.. Stop!" throughout the song that makes me think the singer is really tormented with feelings that wont die but he's trying very hard to push this individual out of his life. And him saying "Whatever you're looking for" tells me that maybe the person doesn't even love him and is just using him. Or at least that's how he feels, because he obviously doesn't believe that it's love. He's tried and waited but he knows it's over and he wants to make that clear as much as it may hurt. It's a great song. Limited in lyrics but the emotions in the way those lyrics are said and the drive in them just makes it the perfect breakup song.
    TheCultureson March 08, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking great song
    TheSwej16on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, thats the kind of thing that only tom petty can say.
    shed27on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is honestly the best lyrically!!! i love it! sooooooooooooo much
    gaudette55on October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll the censors on the religious right plus Tipper Gore and the feminazis were really fired up about the video, which is one of the reasons it is so great!
    DJacques75on October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!Disturbing video!
    floydfan87on February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video is great.

    ...But the song is way better.

    It's interesting that so many of Tom's songs are supposedly about drugs, yet someone was kicked out of his band because of his use of drugs...
    The Lawloratoron February 18, 2005   Link

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