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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Don't Come Around Here No More
Album: Greatest Hits
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Released: 1993
Length: 4:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hey!

Hey!

Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're lookin' for
Hey! Don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
On waiting any longer
I've given up
On this love getting stronger
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more

I don't feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever you're lookin' for
Hey! Don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
You tangle my emotions
I've given up
Honey please, admit it's over

Hey!

Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more

Stop walking down my street
Don't come around here no more
Who do you expect to meet?
Don't come around here no more
And whatever you're lookin' for
Hey! Don't come around here no more
Hey!

Honey please, don't come around here no more
Whatever you're lookin' for

Ah, oh, ah, ah
Don't come around here no more
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 agd3 wrote:

I always liked the Alice in Wonderland video.



J'adore! 

Supposedly the cake scene freaked out Tipper Gore's daughter and helped lead to the success of her stupid parental advisory campaign...
This album was Tom Petty's "Sgt. Pepper's".
 TerryS wrote:


vandal wrote:
. . . great video, but the song has worn on me to the point where I have to mute it the first picosecond it comes on. . .


 
RedGuitar wrote:

picosecond....let's see, that would be a trillionth of a second?  Damn, you're fast!  {#Mrgreen}
 
Damn, I can't even make pico de guaya that fast!
 

Ah, 12 years have passed since I posted that comment and times have changed. I miss Tom Petty so much that this cut now sounds good  to me. You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone... 
Héhé big sound from the 80' but very good


vandal wrote:
. . . great video, but the song has worn on me to the point where I have to mute it the first picosecond it comes on. . .


 
RedGuitar wrote:

picosecond....let's see, that would be a trillionth of a second?  Damn, you're fast!  {#Mrgreen}
 
Damn, I can't even make pico de guaya that fast!
Damn, this takes me back.
Horrible production.
 gmichaelt wrote:
The background voices remind me of ... Bahamas (an example of which would be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPJNt1eTVNY).

Am I too lazy to do any research—nor appeal to the experiences of my species—, or am I just trying to intrigue you to do it?
 
I wonder if Bahamas sounded the same when he was 4 years old?
https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2791/4404588208_b107c8b699_o.jpg
{#Sunny}
 ShaunJ wrote:


That's quite the couple (Joe & Stevie). I wonder if she was wearing one of her witches outfits when he got the boot?  {#Cheesygrin}

 
Stevie and Joe W.?  Really?  Imagine the off-spring from THAT union, eh?  Yeeeesh!  {#Stop}

Highlow
American Net'Zen


The background voices remind me of ... Bahamas (an example of which would be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPJNt1eTVNY).

Am I too lazy to do any research—nor appeal to the experiences of my species—, or am I just trying to intrigue you to do it?
 kgish wrote:
Always liked Petty alot.

 
Acquired taste is what I would call his art.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is not a very good song, but I like it anyway.
   

sbegf wrote:

Exactly

 
Nowadays, it belongs back in the day. 

small very furry long-haired dog wagging head and body back to front 
And lo! Magic Pom has twirled the ditty back in time. Good lad! 
 
 Grammarcop wrote:
Story I heard on the CBC recently said that this song was inspired by a strange party at Stevie Nicks' house in the Hollywood Hills. Nicks had been romantically involved with Joe Walsh, but apparently they had chosen this particular night to break up. The story goes that Nicks chased him out of the house and said, "Don't come 'round here no more."

Inspiration, apparently, can be found everywhere. 

 
And here I thought Petty was plugging into a universal type of message.  Look at 'marriage' with a success rate no better than a coin flip. 
Takes me back to a great time in life. The glory days, the salad days.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Story I heard on the CBC recently said that this song was inspired by a strange party at Stevie Nicks' house in the Hollywood Hills. Nicks had been romantically involved with Joe Walsh, but apparently they had chosen this particular night to break up. The story goes that Nicks chased him out of the house and said, "Don't come 'round here no more."

Inspiration, apparently, can be found everywhere. 

 

That's quite the couple (Joe & Stevie). I wonder if she was wearing one of her witches outfits when he got the boot?  {#Cheesygrin}
this one is pretty good.  it has a little more of the oddball quality that I like and which he normally lacks --- 9
Story I heard on the CBC recently said that this song was inspired by a strange party at Stevie Nicks' house in the Hollywood Hills. Nicks had been romantically involved with Joe Walsh, but apparently they had chosen this particular night to break up. The story goes that Nicks chased him out of the house and said, "Don't come 'round here no more."

Inspiration, apparently, can be found everywhere. 
This video blew my mind when it first came out.  7 for the nostalgia.

 
agd3 wrote:
I always liked the Alice in Wonderland video.

 


I always liked the Alice in Wonderland video.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is not a very good song, but I like it anyway.
 
Exactly
Nov poster

I think that the spelling on this one is about right.

 
maritza19 wrote:
Exactly the song us progressives in DC are singing today as the TeaBaggers invade Capitol Hill with their misspelled and racist signs... You read our minds, Bill!
 


maritza19 wrote:
Exactly the song us progressives in DC are singing today as the TeaBaggers invade Capitol Hill with their misspelled and racist signs... You read our minds, Bill!
Misdirection, excellent. Ignorance and racism are convenient labels to slap on people you can't engage in honest discussion. Entirely untrue when applied to the group you slur, but it does take the focus off of the issues. Is it possible people are expressing displeasure by constitutionally protected means in the best spirit of the country? It may be worthwhile to greater understanding for all of us if you were to reduce your vitriol and increase your dialog. These are not sports teams. We all choose to live here, we all must choose how - together.

 sirdroseph wrote:
This is not a very good song, but I like it anyway.
 
{#Frown}
Exactly the song us progressives in DC are singing today as the TeaBaggers invade Capitol Hill with their misspelled and racist signs... You read our minds, Bill!
 chasech5 wrote:
This is, I can say without a doubt, the only major song by Tom Petty that I care for. Good production, innovative use of orchestral and Indian instrumentation. Slow, but driving incessantly towards the drum kit breakaway at the end. Very nice.

 
I am on the same page - the Non-Tom vocal I like . . .

This is not a very good song, but I like it anyway.
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...
 
Yes, you are right!

 vandal wrote:

. . . great video, but the song has worn on me to the point where I have to mute it the first picosecond it comes on. . .

 
picosecond....let's see, that would be a trillionth of a second?  Damn, you're fast!  {#Mrgreen}
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I wonder what the demo for this song sounded like.
 

Ditto!
Always liked Petty alot.
I wonder what the demo for this song sounded like.
Love Stevie Nicks in the background there.
Takes me back to that trippy ol' video! :)
Brilliant!!!!
Love it... :cowboy:
That's right...this song is from the time when MTV was supposed to play videos.
DigitalJer wrote:
This should get you in the right direction: (click here) and (click here)
His current drummer, Steve Ferrone, is the guy who played drums so well for Average White Band in the 70s (circa Cut the Cake). Pocket drummers are money.
DigitalJer wrote:
This should get you in the right direction: (click here) and (click here)
I'm much obliged, my kind friend to the north... :notworthy:
Moak wrote:
An epic. Lookin' for a photo or two of those background singers...anybody?... :shifty:
This should get you in the right direction: (click here) and (click here)
An epic. Lookin' for a photo or two of those background singers...anybody?... :shifty:
mnuisance wrote:
Always liked this. Thought the video that accompanied it was pretty stoopid, though.
Okay, I am definitely of that first "MTV generation" (I'll never forget in the 80s when we first got cable and how psyched I was to watch MTV).....but I always liked when they ate Alice in Wonderland as a red-inside cake. Maybe now I'd find it stupid.....but I loved it then.
Every time I hear this song, I remember the MTV video with Alice in Wonderland and Tom as the Mad Hatter. Wonderful memories.
stopkidding wrote:
only TP can sing such songs....flamers can continue their rants...who cares
I'm with you friend. Love it.
boy, i really did need this song today. nothing like being fought over... *blah*
ahh, there are times when all you need is one note in a solo! like here. and then there's the wah-wah... knowing the end rocks so hard makes it easier to sit through the blase verse/chorus...
This is, I can say without a doubt, the only major song by Tom Petty that I care for. Good production, innovative use of orchestral and Indian instrumentation. Slow, but driving incessantly towards the drum kit breakaway at the end. Very nice.
mnuisance wrote:
Always liked this. Thought the video that accompanied it was pretty stoopid, though.
was about to post the same thing and then I thought I'd better see first if anyone had commented on it's dumbness
Lonestar wrote:
I can't get around the 80's synth drums. Although the backup singers ('stop') are in competition for the most annoying element to this song.
Holy Cow!!! This is from the 1980s? I have been asleep.
I didn't like this song back when it was released (probably b/c it was such a departure what with the sitar and all) but it grew on me tremendously over the years. Really dig it now.
Wow, this after Norah Jones is like getting out of a hot shower and diving into a cold pool. Good song,...Bad segue.
Always liked this. Thought the video that accompanied it was pretty stoopid, though.
Wow, there sure are a lot of idiots here. Awesome song.
stopkidding wrote:
only TP can sing such songs....flamers can continue their rants...who cares
Amen!
I can't get around the 80's synth drums. Although the backup singers ('stop') are in competition for the most annoying element to this song.
When I saw Petty and Pearl Jam last summer he rocked it out at the end of this song. I mean really rocked it out for an old man.
only TP can sing such songs....flamers can continue their rants...who cares
AphidA wrote:
This may be one of their "greatest hits" from a sales perspective, but it sure as hell isn't one of their greatest.
It's easily the best Tom Petty song ever. I ain't kidding. Folks perceive things differently. The other "great hits" by Petty seem too trite to me in comparison to this. (And I mean trite in terms of music, not lyrics.)
i was sitting here thinking the very same thing. RobRyan wrote:
When TP is bad he's awful imho - this song is a case in point. I'm really mystified as to why people like it. Boring and droning.
This may be one of their "greatest hits" from a sales perspective, but it sure as hell isn't one of their greatest.
As usual the numbers tell the tale. 168 ratings with an average of 7.3 Sounds like more people like this TP song then don't. Not that the tyranny of the masses is perfect, but I tend to trust it in matters of taste on RP.
RobRyan wrote:
When TP is bad he's awful imho - this song is a case in point. I'm really mystified as to why people like it. Boring and droning. Oh well, as my brother says, that's why they make chocolate AND vanilla.
Reminds us of those times tripping amongst the daisies maybe...
When TP is bad he's awful imho - this song is a case in point. I'm really mystified as to why people like it. Boring and droning. Oh well, as my brother says, that's why they make chocolate AND vanilla.
Dig it. Dig it, dig it, dig it.
I don't care if this was a mainstream hit that you'd hear on Jack FM. A good tune is a good tune is a good tune.
Mugro wrote:
Tom, please take your own advice. Don't come around here no more!
:D dito
Mugro wrote:
Tom, please take your own advice. Don't come around here no more!
agreed hehe
Tom, please take your own advice. Don't come around here no more!
Been a while since this has appeared on the playlist. About time. :music:
You want me to say it? FINE. I'll say it. This song doesn't suck. In fact, it's the anti-suck. This song is gorgeous and perfect. But Petty is still in the red in my books. His greatest hits are starting to drain my soul. I saw someone else mention that his album cuts might be worth listening to. Is this true? If so, for God's sake, please play those instead of the crap.
I just wish TP had continued working with Dave Stewart and not Jeff Lynne.
(8?» wrote:
If you have to play Tom Petty, can we PLEASE hear something besides his Greatest Hits? Another lost chance at playing something new/different. :(
True. Would love to hear SOUTHERN ACCENT.
A co-worker had a way of measuring his music: Good TP, Bad TP thisisgoodTomPetty.... an 8.
Great song. Creepy video.
(8? wrote:
If you have to play Tom Petty, can we PLEASE hear something besides his Greatest Hits? Another lost chance at playing something new/different. :(
A classic is a classic is a classic.
Originally Posted by Johray63: Suppose this could've been just a nice straight forward song, if he hadn't feel the need to make it sound hip (whenever this was 'hip').
I think it IS hip, even now.
Don\'t play Tom Petty.
Suppose this could\'ve been just a nice straight forward song, if he hadn\'t feel the need to make it sound hip (whenever this was \'hip\').