Lyrics from Long After Dark album inner sleeve - © 1982 Backstreet Records, a Division of MCA Records, Inc.

"A One Story Town"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


I'm for standin' up, I'm for breakin' free
I don't want fate handed down to me --
Yeah, I'm for movin' on, try another town
Time ain't changin' nothin', take a look around

Chorus
Oh, I'm lost in a one story town
Where everything's close to the ground
Yeah the same shit goes down
Nothing turns around
It's a one story town --

She was only seventeen
But I held her to her word
Had to push her luck
Thought she couldn't burn

No, it didn't hurt me
When she had to leave
She had a far away feeling
Wasn't part of me

(Repeat Chorus)



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"You Got Lucky"
By Tom Petty and Mike Campbell
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.


You better watch what you say
You better watch what you do to me
Don't get carried away
Girl, if you can do better than me, go
Yeah go but remember

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky babe
Yeah, you got lucky, babe
When I found you --

You put a hand on my cheek
And then you turn your eyes away
If you don't feel complete
If I don't take you all of the way go
Yeah go, but remember good love
Is hard to find
You got lucky babe
Yeah you got lucky
When I found you --



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"Deliver Me"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


Every woman and every man,
Knows the feeling so well
Those times when the heart just can't understand,
The times when you never can tell

Chorus
So deliver me, deliver me
Baby take this heart, set it free
Take this chance, take this dream
Baby, take this heart
Deliver me --

I was born with something down inside of me
And it's carried me over, delivered me
Yeah delivered me, I'm standin' at your gate
Just out of reach of the hands of fate

(Repeat Chorus)

Sometimes I wonder if this is worth the trouble
Sometimes I wonder if this is worth the fight
I never have made my mind up about it
I've just decided to let it all ride --



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"Change Of Heart"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


Well I fought for you
I fought too hard, to do it all again
It's gone too far
You never needed me, you only wanted me around
It gets me down

Chorus
There's been a change
Yeah there's been a change of heart
I said there's been a change
You pushed just a little too far
Made it just a little too hard
There's been a change of heart

I'll get over you, it won't take long
I've stood in your gallery
I've seen what's hangin' from the walls
You were the moon and sun
You're just a loaded gun now
It gets me down --

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh yeah, oh boy looks like we finally hit the turning point --
Oh me, oh my looks like it's time for me to kiss it goodbye

(Repeat Chorus)



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"Finding Out"
By Tom Petty and Mike Campbell
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.


There's something wrong, I can't get my finger on it
I must be looking over something --
Sometimes at night I've had to fight with this emptiness
It's been so hard to see, there's something more than this

I'm finding out, baby I'm finding out
Yeah it took a little time to get what love was about
But honey I'm coming 'round
I'm finding out --

I've had enough of all this hard-core loneliness
I don't think pain is so romantic
I'm just a working man
I feel each day go by
I couldn't understand, I was too weak to fight

But I'm finding out, I'm finding out
It took a little time for me to stand up and shout
But honey, I'm coming 'round, I'm finding out
I have to thank you baby -- honey, I must confess
You have pulled me from this river of loneliness

I'm finding out, baby I'm finding out
Yeah it took a little time to get what love was about
But honey I'm coming 'round
I'm finding out --



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"We Stand A Chance"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


Stand back from me honey
Because I don't know what I might do next
No I'm surprised by this, frightened by this
Nothin' ever got me so out of my head, baby

Chorus
We stand a chance
We stand a chance
Yeah, and I could be wrong, but you never know
We could stand the chance of real love

Oh, God knows I love you
God knows I do,
Baby will you let me just prove it to you
Come here to me baby, come here to me now
I wanna talk to you, talk to you,
And tell you somehow that

(Repeat Chorus)

I'm so moved, I'm so changed
My whole world is a fountain of flame

(Repeat Chorus)



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"Straight Into Darkness"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


There was a little girl, I used to know her
I still think about her, time to time
There was a moment when I really loved her
Then one day, the feeling just died

Chorus
We went straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night

I remember flying out to London
I remember the feeling at the time
Out the window of the 747
Man there was nothin', only black sky

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh give it up to me, I need it
Girl, I know a good thing when I see it
Baby wrong or right, I mean it --

I don't believe the good times are over
I don't believe the thrill is all gone
Real love is a man's salvation
The weak ones fall the strong carry on

Straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night



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"Straight Into Darkness"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


There was a little girl, I used to know her
I still think about her, time to time
There was a moment when I really loved her
Then one day, the feeling just died

Chorus
We went straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night

I remember flying out to London
I remember the feeling at the time
Out the window of the 747
Man there was nothin', only black sky

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh give it up to me, I need it
Girl, I know a good thing when I see it
Baby wrong or right, I mean it --

I don't believe the good times are over
I don't believe the thrill is all gone
Real love is a man's salvation
The weak ones fall the strong carry on

Straight into darkness
Out over the line
Yeah straight into darkness
Straight into night



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"The Same Old You"
By Tom Petty and Mike Campbell
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.


Hey, I remember you back in '72
With your David Bowie hair and your platform shoes
You had a part-time job, selling fast food
But out on the street you was nobody's fool

Chorus
Baby way down deep it's the same old you
Way down deep you ain't hiding the truth
Just for a minute you had me confused
But baby way down deep it's the same old you

Well you can walk through the city on fire
You can try and turn away from the truth
Living life like a young politician
Sure of yourself and bullet-proof
But baby

(Repeat Chorus)

We could buy a '62 Cadillac
Put a Fender amplifier in the back
Drive straight to the heart of America
Turn up to ten, let that sucker blast

(Repeat Chorus)



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"Between Two Worlds"
By Tom Petty and Mike Campbell
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.


I got a dirty, dirty feelin'
That I just can't shake
Yeah my brain keeps burnin'
And my body just aches

I know a woman's body is only flesh and bone
A woman's body is only flesh and bone

How come I can't let go?
I'm between two worlds
I said oh yeah, I'm out of my mind
I'm between two worlds

There's a lot of talk about the danger zone
There's adventure novels 'bout takin' to the road

I know a woman's body is only flesh and bone
How come I can't let go?
I'm between two worlds


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"A Wasted Life"
By Tom Petty
Copyright © 1982 Gone Gator Music ASCAP
All rights reserved.


I know you're walkin' down lonely street
I know you can't get out of the heat
Baby, it's alright
Don't have a wasted life

I know you have to feel a little used up
And no one can give you enough
Baby hold on tight

Don't have a wasted life
I love you too much
Don't have a wasted life
I love you too much

They give it to you from the time you're born
You keep tryin' to make one more score
Baby it's alright
You gotta stand and fight
So when you're lonely and you feel let down
You can call me I'll come around
And treat you nice
Don't have a wasted life
I love you too much -- uh,uh, uh, don't have a wasted life



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