Lynne and Petty brought the sound back to a roots-based level that hearkened back to a much earlier era. At first listen it seems less rock than the Heartbreakers stuff from earlier, although it does get into more rock elements. But I think the rootsy thing is because of all the acoustics on there that they used.
Some of the tracks have six, eight acoustic guitars on them. In one of the all-time examples of record company denseness, MCA was less than overwhelmed with the early results of the sessions. They were eventually convinced, of course, and Petty had one of the biggest hits of his career. As for the guy who drummed on those unforgettable songs, his immense pride in the subject is understandable. When you hear that stuff, it still holds up. That should tell you something.
In he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he refined his skills and gained a following. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Freefallin (Acoustic) Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Of course Flag dave on June 17, General Comment I have a tape of an interview with tom about how this song Freefallin (Acoustic) written and it explains how a roadie bought tom a keyboard that tom didnt really want and the roadie told tom that if he wrote one song with it, that it would pay for itself.
Jeff told him to sing something while repeating the same chords over and over. Also, Axl Rose once asked Tom how he came up with the line about vampires and Tom replied I always thought of them as vampires for some reason. Alot of times, an artist just writes whatever is in his head, whether it makes sense, has a hidden meaning or whatever. I agree with scooter44, take the song however u want to. Specifically, on the "glide down" and "Free falling".
Believe it or not, the pilots will cut the throttle so as to not disturb the residents and you will, literally, glide down over Mulholland. I think the narrator is leaving her and has metaphorically combined the image with his leaving LA. General Comment Bad Boys don't have girlfriends.
He might be trying to fit in with the bad boys, so he broke her heart. There is a side of him that wishes to be a bad boy, but a side that really wants someone to love, and to Freefallin (Acoustic) a good boy.
General Comment You guys are taking this way too seriously. Don't insult people just because they have liked a song for a long time and don't know what it means. People can like songs because of the SOUND, you know, not just because they've totally analyzed the hidden meanings. I totally agree. Flag melray on January 21, But, now I think I have an idea. And I believe you can only truly understand what this song means when there's a real major crisis going on in your life.
A loss of a loved one. Or maybe a very bad argument with a close friend. But what the words seem to say to me, is that he had a great girl, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with her, but for some reason he just had to break it off. After he lost her I think she might have done something, either started going out with another guy, or killed herself, and now that she's out of his reach, with no way of getting her back he realizes how much he does love her, even though at first he didn't even miss her.
I think that's why he feels like he's in free fall. That's kind of how you feel when somehting like that happens.
It really feels like you've left the world because it's all you can think about, Freefallin (Acoustic), and things in this world don't really matter anymore. That's why he wants to write her name in the sky, he wants to do anything he can to get the girl he loves back.
Song Meaning To understand this song without help you will need to have lived in Southern California and have fallen in love. For everyone else here is what the song means. She is a good girl. She lives in a boring part of town trust me I lived in Reseda, every day felt like a long day When the freeway was built they took just the land they needed.
Any slight against a young good girl is breaking her heart.
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