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Swingin' song meanings
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    General Commenti took this song literaly a young women hitchhiking to get away
    tweek420on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, it was really emotional to me because I thought it could be taken as the girl actually trying to hitchhike away, and then she is murdered by the guy that picks her up. However, that is just the movie that played in my head upon first hearing the lyrics...if you look at them written out it seems more logical that the girl worked in Vegas or something and always wanted out of her situation, and then finally does something about it. However, the last verse saying how she went down swingin' made me think that maybe she did die, just not without a fight. If you put that into context, then the line "And she said I'm never goin' back, she said at last I'm free, I wish ma could see me now, she'd be so proud of me" could kinda bring tears to your eyes. Great song with simple chords. A Tom Petty classic. CRAFT AND CONSISTENCY!
    sglasson October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwonderful background vocals by Howie Epstein, former bass player of the Heartbreakers who died of a heroin overdose in 2003. RIP Howie
    cmckinleyon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's also Petty's ode to some great musicians: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
    Morty72on May 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOutstanding and simple guitar solo.
    uchecarbonon March 18, 2017   Link

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