Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Even The Losers
Album: Damn The Torpedos
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 449









Released: 1979
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, it was nearly summer, we sat on your roof
Yeah, we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon
And I showed you stars you never could see
Babe, it couldn't have been that easy to forget about me

Baby, time meant nothing, anything seemed real
Yeah, you could kiss like fire and you made me feel
Like every word you said was meant to be
No, it couldn't have been that easy to forget about me

Baby, even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Even the losers
Keep a little bit of pride
They get lucky sometimes

Two cars parked on the overpass
Rocks hit the water like broken glass
I shoulda known right then it was too good to last
God, it's such a drag when you live in the past

Baby, even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Even the losers
Keep a little bit of pride
They get lucky sometimes

Baby, even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Even the losers
Keep a little bit of pride
Yeah, they get lucky sometimes

Baby, even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Even the losers
Get lucky sometimes

Even the losers
Get lucky sometimes
Comments (59)add comment
I saw Tom Petty at the US Festival in 1982.  I was telling myself for the past year or so that I really had to see him again one of these days after all these years.  He had such an amazing run for a rock musician--one of the longest.  Then, just a few months before he passed away I was all set to see him again (finally) at a local venue and my friend flaked at the last minute so I didn't go, not knowing the implications.  I regret missing that show so much now :(
The soundtrack to the summer of 1980 for me.
Yes, thanks Tom and take it from me, even the losers are often winners in the end!
 

On_The_Beach wrote:
R.I.P Tom; you were no loser!

 


Amazing song, great songwriter {#Notworthy}
R.I.P Tom; you were no loser!
My favorite Petty song!!
An American classic. This song will last forever.
The wife and I recently saw TP at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2017 — an epic show by an epic force of rock.

RIP TP

{#Dancingbanana_2}
Yesterday was a crappy day all around.
 {#Yes}evansdad wrote:
Thanks, Bill.

 


Thanks, Bill.
*sigh*
 capandjudy wrote:
This album has a huge sound. I first heard it on a friend's Magnapan loudspeakers powered with Audio Research tube amps and of course it was vinyl. The producer was ________?

 
Jimmy Iovine.  Or "Jimmy Shoes" as he was known as back in the day.

Jimmy Iovine
Tom Petty - wikipedia it capand judy
 capandjudy wrote:
This album has a huge sound. I first heard it on a friend's Magnapan loudspeakers powered with Audio Research tube amps and of course it was vinyl. The producer was ________?

 
Jimmy Iovine? Or was he just the engineer? Without googling, that's my guess.
Either way, they just re-released all his albums on 180g vinyl and my copy of Damn the Torpedoes arrived this week. It's mighty sweet, start to finish.
This album has a huge sound. I first heard it on a friend's Magnapan loudspeakers powered with Audio Research tube amps and of course it was vinyl. The producer was ________?
So many good memories from this album.  Saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour this ablum in 1980 at the Palace Theatre in St Kilda  with my best friend's sister; alas it was never to be.  What a great show!
Excellent song man, this puts me in a speeding, rusty late 70's mopar demon with the cassette deck blasting this wicked piece

10  : )   damn its good 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yep, it's aged pretty well. I saw Tom & the HB's in '79 touring this album. Great show. Who'da guessed he'd still be gettin' it done 30 years later?!
 
37 years later... he still be gettin' it done!!

Can't wait for Mudcrutch at the 9:30 club in June.
A beer and a sunny back porch go well with this song.