Make It Last, Make It Last All Night

The boy with the Southern accent
Listening to his heart
Without a shadow of a doubt
Waiting is the hardest part

An American girl
A face in the crowd
Learning to fly
Dragging her heart around

Take it easy, baby
Make it last
Make it last all night
Make it last all night

Running down her dream
Free falling
Straight into darkness
Free falling

You don’t know how it feels
I need to know
I need to know
Crawling back to you

You wreck me, baby
I should have known it
Breakdown
Breakdown

In the lonesome sundown
He was her saving grace
The best of everything

Make it better
Make it last

Love is a long road
Echo on a crystal river
Into the great wide open

Make it better
Make it last

Time to move on
Change of heart
To a higher place

Dreamville
Dreamville

It’ll all work out
Wild one, forever
It’ll all work out
Wild one, forever

Last night
Last dance
Make it last
Wild one, forever

Last night
Last dance
Make it last
Make it last all night

Wild one, forever
Wild one, forever

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A tribute to Tom Petty.  I created this poem with thirty-three (33) of his song titles and a few lyrics from one (1) song.

Purchase Tom Petty’s music here.

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UPDATE:

Because you asked, beautiful people —

Here is the track list for the songs referenced, above, in alphabetical order with original release:

A Face in the Crowd  [Album: Full Moon Fever, 1989]
A Higher Place  [Album: Wildflowers, 1994]
American Girl  [Album: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976]
The Best of Everything  [Album: Southern Accents, 1985]
Breakdown  [Album: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976]
Change of Heart  [Album: Long After Dark, 1982]
Crawling Back To You  [Album: Wildflowers, 1994]
Crystal River  [Album: Mudcrutch, 2008]
Dreamville  [Album: The Last DJ, 2002]
Echo  [Album: Echo, 1999]
Free Fallin’  [Album: Full Moon Fever, 1989]
I Need To Know  [Album: You’re Gonna Get It!, 1978]
I Should Have Known It  [Album: Mojo, 2010]
Into the Great Wide Open  [Album: Into the Great Wide Open, 1991]
It’ll All Work Out  [Album: Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), 1987]
Last Night  [Album: The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, 1988]
Learning to Fly  [Album: Into the Great Wide Open, 1991]
Listen to Her Heart  [Album: You’re Gonna Get It!, 1978]
Lonesome Sundown  [Album: Echo, 1999]
Love is a Long Road  [Album: Full Moon Fever, 1989]
Make It Better  [Album: Southern Accents, 1985]
Mary Jane’s Last Dance  [Album: Greatest Hits, 1993]
Runnin’ Down a Dream  [Album: Full Moon Fever, 1989]
Saving Grace  [Album: Highway Companion, 2006]
Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)  [Album: Damn the Torpedoes, 1979]
Southern Accents  [Album: Southern Accents, 1985]
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around  [Album: Bella Donna (Stevie Nicks), 1981]
Straight Into Darkness  [Album: Long After Dark, 1982]
Time to Move On  [Album: Wildflowers, 1994]
The Waiting  [Album: Hard Promises, 1981]
The Wild One, Forever  [Album: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976]
You Don’t Know How it Feels  [Album: Wildflowers, 1994]
You Wreck Me  [Album: Wildflowers, 1994]

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29 thoughts on “Make It Last, Make It Last All Night

    1. Thank you, Rich. That means a lot to me. I almost didn’t post this because I didn’t think it was good enough and I wanted to spend more time on it. Then I decided a tribute is better sooner rather than later, so here it is.
      I’m glad you had that concert experience. His talent was amazing, and The Heartbreakers are pretty good too. 🙂

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      1. No worries Danica…
        I watched most of that last Petty show in LA and right at the end he signed some stuff for people in the front row which when watching this is pretty neat to see…

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