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How does Tom Petty start a bedtime story? "It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down..."
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
Tom Petty has sent a letter to potential interviewers forbidding them from asking about his NASCAR career.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Richard Petty and The HeartbrakersWho knows? Maybe NASCAR will buy up the band and insert "The King" on the microphone stand. Countryhick

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Have I Done To Deserve This?," Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield"You Got Lucky," Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton"The Waiting," Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
"Up, Up, and Away," The 5th Dimension"Into the Great Wide Open," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away," Andy Gibb"Don't Do Me Like That," Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Jammin' Men" originally "Jammin' Me"
Candy Welty

Change a Letter:

"Rammin' Me" originally "Jammin' Me"
Candy Welty
"Jammin' Ma" originally "Jammin' Me"
Candy Welty


May 23
a parody of "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Save some for Lance Armstrong....lo-fi version full and free... (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Free Fallin'""Free of Him"Richard Bower
"Runnin' Down A Dream""Runnin' Down A Dream Vs. Piano Man"Jonathan S.
"Free Fallin""Free Agent"White Trash
"Refugee""Deomcrats"Joe Haynes
"I Won't Back Down""Please Don't Make Sounds"Matt Flora
"Free Fallin'""Meat Nawin'"Danny G.
"Mary Jane's Last Dance""Lance Plays a Nasty Game"Stormin Norman the nag
"Mary Jane's Last Dance""I Love Video Games"Dominic L.
"Free Fallin""Free Downloadin"VooDooVonz

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Runnin' Down A DreamHarley DavidsonKerry
You Got LuckyeHarmony.comEd
The WaitingChicago Cubs/White Soxsports

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
BreakdownBipolar rehab centerKerry
The WaitingFancy restaurantKerry
The Waiting5-1-1 Travel InfoKerry
The WaitingDMVKerry
It's Good To Be KingPrince Charles' voice mailDonna W
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
What A Girl Wants
   Christina Aguilera
American Girl
   Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
What An American Girl Wants
American Idiot
   Green Day
American Girl
   Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
American Idiot Girl
Lance Crackers

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Drink up
Original Lyrics:
"Don't Do Me Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
I do like that
I don't like that
Original Lyrics:
Don't do me like that
"Christmas All Over Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dedications are hung by the fire
Original Lyrics:
Decorations are hung by the fire
Misheard Lyrics:
Freak out
Original Lyrics:
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Free Fallin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves Chez its
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus and America too

Story about this misheard lyric by: dayna

I thought it was a little weird for Tom to be singing to passionately about a girl really loving Cheez Its but I'm not going to fight with him

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Half of me is roasted
Half of me is fried
Original Lyrics:
Half of me is ocean
Half of me is sky
Submitted by: pimrizr

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Into The Great Wide Open"
The Funny Lyrics:
He got an agent and a roadie named Bart
Why They're Funny:
"a roadie named Bart"? Pure genius!
Submitted by: hamburger456
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
The Funny Lyrics:
There's pigeons down on Market Square
She's standing in her underwear.
Why They're Funny:
What a ludicrous juxtaposition! Pigeons in the city square, with some lady in her underwear! I just hope it is the pigeons that are responsible for any stains visible in this scene. On second thought, does it really matter? Maybe souvenirs left by pigeons are just as troublesome as anything else the images here might conjure up!
Submitted by: Pam Tabor

Band Name Anagrams:

The Better Mad Hatter Yank Poser Submitted by: Evan

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
The Lyrics:
She grew up in an Indiana town
Submitted by: All-Starr
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
The Lyrics:
She grew up in an Indiana town
Submitted by: All-Starr

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Breakdown "
The Lyrics:
Say there ain't no sense in pretending
Your eyes give you away
Tom pronounces the word "away" as "a way" with both words with long "a" sounds.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Names as a Word Bank:

Bobby says, "They may heat rat beaks on Mars". Submitted by: hamburger456
Who is Bobby?

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Bomb Hettie And The Partakers originally "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers"
Submitted by: Party Enema
Pom Heady And The Tartbreakers originally "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers"
Submitted by: Rocky Roccoco-Cola
Tom Hearty And The Petbreakers originally "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers"
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

Bad Ringtone Choices:

The Lyrics:
Breakdown, go ahead and give it to me
Having this ringtone off while you're visiting a rehab center for people with bipolar disorder would make for an awkward moment, to say the least.
Submitted by: Kerry

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