"Crawling Back To You" as written by and Tom Petty....
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    General CommentIt took me awhile but i love this song. So much pain, but the hope endures.
    My interpretation is a little strange---I feel he is writing about illegal aliens coming across the US border to work. They are talking about the USA when they say "crawling back to you."
    The jobs they get are really bottom of the barrel, for instance, plumbers' helper's helper or...chambermaid, changing sheets in motels day after day, for low wages and non-existent benefits. And always the fear of the INS catching them and sending them back across the border--"The ranger came with burning eyes..."
    the chambermaid can't do a thing about it except sneak back in, one more time...that is reality.
    The storyteller sounds like he stays drunk a lot of the time to ease the pain of the monotony, the loneliness, the uncertainty...but he knows he is making more money than he could ever dream of making where he came from, Mexico or Central America. Pretty much every day sucks but people keep telling him there is an opportunity to grab here...he pictures the USA is saying to him, "everything's gonna be all right if I believe in you."
    And day after day, he keeps crawling back.
    madisonhson January 25, 2016   Link

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