"Yer So Bad" as written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne....
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    General CommentWhen kids say "bad," They mean "good." And to shake one's booty means to wiggle one's butt. Permit me to demonstrate... That being said, this song in others words could be "Some people are selfish jerks, but not you and me." Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as the way Tom sings it, though.
    Nick the Bastardon February 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst song ever learned to play on guitar.
    telecasterchrison April 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my all time favourite tom petty song
    buildatreeon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like the song is about Tom's sister, who married a yuppie for material reasons, swinged with a singer while with him, whom she found more interesting - then divorced her husband.

    Cute little story, though songs about how manipulative women can be get me down...
    stoolhardyon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have a special place in my heart for this song. There is so much you can get out of it just depending on your mood. To me it is about having someone there to help you ignore the superficialities in life. We all nead companions, who can relate, its comfort, it is savior.
    startingtorambleon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite tom songs!! driving around listening to this song makes me smiiiile!
    latenitecasualtyon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so simple it is so blunt that you can't help but smile when he sings it.... it's about graditude and devotion to his significant other ad how no matter what she saves him...... I have yet to hear a simpler song done so well....
    N0 C0DE 79on June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me so happy!
    jasonnov118on November 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"yer so bad, best thing i ever had
    in a world gone mad, yer so bad"

    to me, this part of the song could refer to either a person/substance. many songs about the opposite sex not just love songs can be methaphors for the relationship between a drug addict and his drug of choice and vice versa i'm in no way saying tom petty is a drug addict, but it's pretty clear in his songs that you can make certain lyrics out to be referencing drug use (ex. Learning to Fly, clearly obvious).
    prettywhnsedatedon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe's got a solid girl who makes him happy.
    bearfan34on February 21, 2008   Link

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