Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Even The Losers
Album: Damn The Torpedos
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Released: 1979
Length: 3:28
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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
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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.
New CD and tour this Spring!!!!!
My theme song in the early 80s...I lived this.
Best TP song ever...{#Bananajam}
 lmic wrote:

How lucky was I to fall under its magical influence at the impressionable age of 16?

 

19 here, but yeah....bought this my Freshman year in college....
50% Dylan + 50% Springsteen = Tom Petty (shaken not stirred)
 Lyndra_Ski wrote:
Not a pretty boy - but ALL the girls had a crush on him when I was in college...it's that sad puppy dog thing I think...
 
...and the rockstar glamour. Petty could look like the south end of a northbound hippo and he'd still attract fans and groupies I'm sure. He does have a distinct doggy look on that album cover, though.

 veegez wrote:
It's just the normal noises in here......

Echoing the sentiments of many on this song - it sounds better as time progresses.  Campbell, Tench and Petty make up a potent 1-2-3 punch for guitar, keyboards and vox.  Much appreciation to these guys.
 
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?!

It's just the normal noises in here......

Echoing the sentiments of many on this song - it sounds better as time progresses.  Campbell, Tench and Petty make up a potent 1-2-3 punch for guitar, keyboards and vox.  Much appreciation to these guys.
Don't understimate the value of simply being a musician.  It's cliche but I believe it's true.  My short-lived time in a band was 180 degrees different than the rest of my life in regards to meeting women.  Being a GOOD musician probably makes it even stronger ;)

 Lyndra_Ski wrote:
Not a pretty boy - but ALL the girls had a crush on him when I was in college...it's that sad puppy dog thing I think...
 



Still love it...


Great album, great song
Not a pretty boy - but ALL the girls had a crush on him when I was in college...it's that sad puppy dog thing I think...


Love it... this is a great song...


 greg6494 wrote:
love the "campbell-ized" berry solos. or is that the "berry-ized" campbell solos?
 
Yes. His solo on "Refugee" is one of the finest ever. I love his posture in the video—half Keith Richard, half Mick Jones, two guys who know axe-slinging and posturing...

The B side of the 45 was the song Casa Dega, which was quite good too.
Tom Petty is a guilty pleasure for me.  I like his music more as the years go by.

 miahfost wrote:
This is Tom Petty's best record by far.
 
How lucky was I to fall under its magical influence at the impressionable age of 16?

ahhh.....like a good port after a good meal....nice on occassions.
Lord, listen to how young he sounds.
"Even the losers?" That about says it!
Boy, does this song sound out of place at RP.
The definition of pop-rock. Not classic rock. Great album...
ezzyme wrote:
That is one overplayed song! Isn't there anything else good on this CD or is it all "classic rock" overplayed?
lousiana rain, shadow of a doubt and century city are really good i think. and even if it is classic rock and overplayed, its still a great "album", and its not overplayed on RP.
That is one overplayed song! Isn't there anything else good on this CD or is it all "classic rock" overplayed?
Love that Rickenbacker on the cover.
When this song came out, we used to do EXACTLY this: "It was nearly summer We sat on your roof. We smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon. I showed you stars You never could see.... It couldn't of been that easy To forget about me." BEAUTIFUL!
love the "campbell-ized" berry solos. or is that the "berry-ized" campbell solos?
It's just the normal noises in here
One of his best. Maybe because back then his words seemed to speak just to me. Well, it's been a while and thank god, yeah, I've been lucky. Here's to you, Tom :cheers:
Tom, still rockin after all these years......this was close to the beginning and IMHO holds up extremely well over the years......ROCK ON TP&TH!!!
Classic Tom Petty... brings back a lot of memories.
Well crafted pop from Petty. And still fresh sounding.
This is a great one by one of the best. I just heard he's touring with the Allman Brothers this summer and they're coming close to me. WOW, that's going to be a great show. Gotta go get my tickets. :motor: