After all it was a great big world

American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) (HQ Vinyl)

“American Girl” was released in the winter of 1976 on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ eponymous debut album by the band of the same name.

Not much to say about this record, ‘cept it sounded amazing in 1976….pure unadulterated rock and roll unlike anything I’d heard….it definitely spent it’s share of time spinning ’round on the turntable!

This is my second vid for a track from this album as one of my very early ones was for another favorite track from the album “Mystery Man” (one of my old especially clunky vids that is screaming for an update!)

For “American Girl”, I spent some time trying to clean up the Midnight Special source video to look good in HD….and the audio source is from original vinyl (still I think the best sounding version of this album).

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!….and yes! Thank YOU for checking it out!

[Lyrics]
Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin’
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

Well it was kind of cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
Out on 441 like waves crashin’ on the beach
And for one desperate moment
There he crept back in her memory
God it’s so painful when something that’s so close
Is still so far out of reach

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

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