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Into The Great Wide Open

Lyrics

Eddie waited til' he finished high school
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
The future was wide open
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Eddie waited til' he finished high school
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
The future was wide open
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a vocal-centric aesthetic
extensive vamping
mixed minor & major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

This is why classic rock should end in 1989. Stone Temple Pilots, Collective Soul, Blink 182, and Blues Traveler are alternative, not classic rock.
Blessing Tom overcame his crazy days! He writes songs that will live forever... He could have been "another" tragic story so it always makes me happy hearing him. And then The Wilburys!! Dame beautiful great music. 4 super talents that I think brought out so much from each other!.
Johnny Depp in the music video though.. ;) yes.
I saw Tom in Pittsburgh In June, he didn't play this song!!!
Great song.
I like this song
Many many distractions out there!! Love Love Tom Petty!! Where's he been?? Haha ;-b
Not to mention all the wonderful distractions out there.
This songs sounds like one of my theme type songs, but I've always been certain about a few things since high school, maybe a few detours and wrong turns along the way. It's hard to call a bluff when most everything is a bluff anyway.
Love it
True True!!
Wait, that would have made it a Wilburys number. LOL
I always thought it sounded like Jeff Lynne singing backup vocals on Into The Great Wide Open.
Epic song
gener30
Spine tingling
Well, I love it!!
bobbyd1970
Decent song.
love the guitar on the chorus.. awesome sound.
Great song.
It is a good thing that we are clueless because panic would set in.
heh....Johnn y Depp in a music video
Why does it have to be a cautionary tale, though? Why MUST there be a fall from grace at the end? Have we become that eager to see our heroes falter that that's how it "must" be? I like the open-endedne s s . . .
I agree with Panda. Seems like the whole point of the song is that even though "the sky was the limit", it all fell apart because Eddie got caught up in the superficiali t i e s of life--movie stars, charts. Poof, he just disappeared into the great wide open.
Don't dig this song at all...seems hastily thrown together.
Just as Rick says, a cautionary tale full of sound and fury signifying nothing. Shouldn't there be a fall from grace at the end: drug overdose, tabloid video, or helicopter crash?
Best line: He met a girl out there with the tatoo too.
Kind of reminds me of Shooting Star by Bad Company, except we know what happened to Johnny.
I kind of agree with Fibbles. It seems like this song could have used one more verse. Petty sets it up as a story... he tells you about Eddie's beginnings and his rise to fame, but then he leaves it at that. The story is presented as a cautionary tale, but nothing is told at the end.
My name is Eddie
aggielink
If only life worked like this.
Johnny Depp stars in this music video. Great song, great actor, great video.
pandafurball
We don't need to know what happened to Eddie. "the future was wide open" which means anything is possible. Would ruin the song if we got to know what happened to Eddie.
This song never gets old

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there is no closure to the narrative lyrics though... whatever happened to Eddie... did he burn out or fade away...?
Petty leaves no closure.
great!
great song with a story of a great dream
rrut76
Awesome

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