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1/21/08 1:57 A

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Yeah, I have to admit - I heard it as the pot thing too.
I've never seen the video! Must watch it now.
I agree though that the vid for Don't Come Around Here No More is much awesomeness.


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1/20/08 5:39 P

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I watched the music video and read some of the comments left on youtube and thought it was a pretty weird music video. But then Petty's videos are usually different anyways. Thanks for putting that out there! I enjoy Tom Petty's music and find inspiration in his "Learning To Fly".



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1/18/08 3:35 P

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Uniquegal, it's alright...maybe you can be the guest for next week's song of the week?

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1/15/08 10:01 P

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Tom Petty's never really been my thing so I can't relate much to this song :)

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Smash the Yo-yo and break the status quo!

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1/15/08 6:42 P

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lmao

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The way I perceived the song was a young lad that was tired of the same old same old, and there's nothing to do but get high and en amour the young Mary Jane, she's both that goodbye summer love and pot. I think it has the flexibility to be perceived differently, a way a good song should.

Confession time though....I never seen the video...just the few seconds from when I linked it. OMG! Yes I know, what a noob. But I will, the moment has to be special though.......






anyone has a joint? lol, just kidding...I'll go watch it now.

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1/14/08 7:26 P

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What's really cool is her eyes are closed the whole video until he puts her under, then they open. Off topic a bit but I love his Alice In Wonderland video for "Don't Come Around Here No More"



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yep. that's what i think it is. very brilliant, actually. musicians - their minds work differently. trust me, i should know. i am one! LOL!


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That could be it. I thought the death and water thing were kinda symbolic of breakin' up and then the cleansing.

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i think that it's both. a reference to weed - one more time to kill the pain. and a reference to a summer fling type thing. like when he's done with her, he puts her in the water to say goodbye until next time. a temporary goodbye type of thing.


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You know, Tom Petty might have meant for the song to NOT make sense. The video sure doesn't make any sense to me at all. It does almost seem like he's saying goodbye to someone. If I'm honest, though, I know I thought he was talkin' about pot. LOL

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I love Tom Petty videos, they are always so strange. I have always thought of the song as a guy who has a girl he hooks up with when he's in town. You know few months here and there. That's why the "I feel summer creeping in and I'm tired of this town again". The last dance is a night with the girl and in the morning he'll be AWOL until he gets back into town.

Honestly never put the marijuana thing to it.



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Mary Janeís Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers

tinyurl.com/3dqldn Hereís the wiki article, pretty short read.

songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2906 song facts page, lots of interesting tidbits

youtube.com/watch?v=WdTYcnUBADw You have got to watch the music video, if you havenít already.

Whatís your take on it, do you give it a special meaning?


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