"House In The Woods" as written by and Tom Petty....
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    General CommentIt's hard to say what this song is about. I think it's one of Tom Petty's best though. The music is just superb!
    wcr94on October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the very beginning of summer; when summer is just about to break away from spring. I think it's about unrequited love and simpler times.
    jlk183on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHard to say what it's about? It's, like, about him and girl and stuff.
    PaleolithNickon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat's he going to do but make love with his girl, if he ain't got a neighbor for 9 or 10 miles, right? That's pretty much all this song really means.

    The beauty in the song really is the instrumentation and the solos. The song is a bit tedious (some more improv and flourishes would make this song a killer track), but for some reason I can't get enough of it.

    Oh and I thought it sounded more like a Heartbreakers song, not a Petty solo. Sure enough, in the album credits, it's Benmont Tench on piano an Mike Campbell on guitars. I guess that Tom petty is playing Petty royalty games with his band members, eh?
    stoolhardyon August 22, 2007   Link

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