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American Girl

Lyrics

Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin' that there
Was a little more to life
full lyrics
Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin' that there
Was a little more to life
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
subtle use of acoustic piano

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karenpierce2 0 0 3 0
Coming to Houston 9/25 at Toyota center. Hell yea
I love silence of the lambs and this is the best song in the whole series <3
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This reminds me of the fat chick in The Silence of the Lambs
PERFECT
First concert I ever went to was Tom Petty was in 7th grade and will never forget that night just awesome
Tom Petty....jus t Plain AWESOME!
FT@RH
I'm not as old as you guys no offense but tom petty king of the world baby
Tom Petty.. He rules my world. :3
Funny story its a good song
Take an easy baby make it last. AII NIGHT ?
AN AmericanGirl X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X . O O O O O O O O O O O O
i can name this song in one note
dellis430
Best concert to go too
Tom Petty <3
Love me some Tom Petty. <3
derpbrony12
Love tom petty! Great songs, great music, what more can u get!?
Beautiful. Love tom. Makes me happy when skies are grey lol I am proud to be an American girl!
good one. takes me back
Petty could make tip toe thru the tulips sound good.best
Tom Petty Rocks!
Gosh, I've been listening to this song--a lot lately ! Besides, isn't it always a pure joy...to listen to beautiful --music ?!
Why cant I get sabbath on this ?
always good to hear!
Favorite
All of Tom Petty's are great songs I have been a big fan for a long time I love Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker s
All of his songs are great I have every song that has ever made he is my all time favorite I have loved to the music for over 10 years I am 1 of the biggest Tom Petty Fan
My favorite TP song ever!
flyguy000555
"American Girl"
@capecodtaco - if the best song by petty in ur mind is free falling, you obviously haven't listened to much petty..
how
What I always liked about this song, you know its around 77-78 and Punk Rock also was beginning and the influences of early rock were having an effect on how the rockers like Tom were writing music then. Even dance music as well as disco were offshots of the rock sock hop sounds from decades gone by. I guess what I'm saying is everytime a new sound comes along, you can always dig and find the earlier influences, which is a big part of the makeup of the Music family tree. It's all related some
Guess this song will always be tied to "Silence of the Lambs" Sorry Tom.
U knw whts funny tht tjis song reminds me of tht movie Silent of the Lambs before tht girl is gettin. To her apt
God it's so painful, something that's so close, is still so far outta reach - One of the best lines in any rock song.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Always reminds me of Fast Times-Love that movie!
love love love this song reminds me of my teenage years and silence of the lamb!!!
Nothing like a song like this to remind us of our youth! Remember listening to this song during one of the most happiest times of my life.
love this song
jillca8
Classic! Love the grooves in this song....SEXY !
bigdaddy4654
Brings back memories of Fast Times :-)
The two times I've heard this song, I've thought it was "Baby, even the losers have to win sometime" another great Petty song.
Definitely my favorite Heartbreaker s tune.
I always think of the Senator's Daughter rocking out to this song during 'Silence of the Lambs.'
REFUGEE is a particular favorite of mine too capecodtaco but it comes from a totally different lifetime than this song. There are so many sides to TP, it would be hard for me to name his best song. I can't even decide on his best period.
@jason en - dude, if this your version of the best tune ever, we need to talk......
a great summer song
jason_en
This is the greatest american rock and roll song of all time
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