Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldnt help thinking that there
Was a little more to life
Somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
Yeah, and if she had to die
Trying she had one little promise
She was going to keep

Oh yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

It was kind of cold that night
She stood alone on her balcony
She could see the cars roll by
Out on 441
Like waves crashing in the beach
And for one desperate moment there
He crept back in her memory
God, it's so painful
Something that's so close
And still so far out of reach

Oh yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl


Lyrics submitted by deedee38, edited by Mellow_Harsher

American Girl (Tom Petty cover) song meanings
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