Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

October 9, 2021

Today’s song of the day is Free Fallin by American singer-songwriter Tom Petty.

Fun Facts

  • Free Fallin’ is the first track on Petty’s 1989 debut solo album, Full Moon Fever.
  • Free Fallin rose to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1990.
  • Later, the hit song was featured in HBO’s The Sopranos and Jerry Maguire.
  • To this day, Free Fallin is still Tom Petty’s highest and longest-charting song.
  • After his death in 2017, Free Fallin climbed quickly to number 2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 list.
  • While the song holds a deep meaning for many of its listeners, Petty admits he wrote the song simply to make fellow songwriter Jeff Lynne laugh.
  • Petty and Lynne wrote Free Fallin in just two days.
  • It was the first track they completed on the album.
  • The music video for Free Fallin prominently features several places in LA.
  • Free Fallin is a rare hit for Petty, as it’s one of the only ones without a guitar solo.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

She’s a good girl, loves her mama

Loves Jesus and America, too

She’s a good girl, crazy ’bout Elvis

Loves horses and her boyfriend, too

And it’s a long day livin’ in Reseda

There’s a freeway runnin’ through the yard

And I’m a bad boy, ’cause I don’t even miss her

I’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart

And I’m free, free fallin’

Yeah I’m free, free fallin’

All the vampires walkin’ through the valley

Move west down Ventura Boulevard

And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows

And the good girls are home with broken hearts

And I’m free, free fallin’

Yeah I’m free, free fallin’

Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’

Now I’m

Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’

I wanna glide down over Mulholland

I wanna write her name in the sky

I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’

Gonna leave this world for a while

And I’m free (free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

Free fallin’ (free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

Yeah I’m free (free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

Free fallin’ (free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

(Now I’m)

Yeah, I’m free, free fallin’

Oh! Free fallin’

Now I’m free fallin’

Free fallin’

(Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

And I’m free

(Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

Oh, free fallin’

(Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’)

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