American Girl

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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

American Girl (unreleased cover)
Written byTom Petty
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions with Tom Petty (1986-10-05)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1986)

First known performance:
October 5, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
December 6, 1986, Edinburgh, Scotland
     (7 known performances, 5 as a snippet)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers  1977 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Wikipedia
Roger McGuinn  1977 Thunderbyrd Wikipedia
 Everclear  1994 You Got Lucky: A Tribute to Tom Petty Allmusic
 The Goo Goo Dolls  2001 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 WikipediaAllmusic
Matthew Sweet  2005 High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80's Films Allmusic

...and many others

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