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I don't believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there.

TOM PETTY, interview, Oct. 23, 2002

It just seems so useless to have to work so hard and nothin' ever really seems to come from it.

TOM PETTY, Here Comes My Girl

Well I know what's right, I got just one life. In a world that keeps on pushin' me around, but I'll stand my ground and I won't back down.

TOM PETTY, I Won't Back Down

Everybody's had to fight to be free. You see you don't have to live like a refugee.

TOM PETTY, Refugee

I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing.

TOM PETTY, Learning to Fly

Rock is where blues and jazz are sitting. It's been elbowed to the side, but I don't think it's done yet. You'll see young people give it another run for its money.

TOM PETTY, "Tom Petty Slams EDM Culture and Electric Daisy Carnival", News Radio, July 28, 2014

I don't want to be turning flips at 60. I see rock musicians who really don't understand how old they are, and it's undignified. I find those people embarrassing.

TOM PETTY, "With 'Mojo,' Tom Petty happily sings the blues", USA Today, June 9, 2010

Somewhere, somehow somebody
Must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there
And revel in your abandon
Honey, it don't make no difference to me baby
Everybody's had to fight to be free
You see you don't have to live like a refugee
(don't have to live like a refugee)
Now baby you don't have to live like a refugee
(don't have to live like a refugee)

TOM PETTY, "Refugee"

Redemption comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key.

TOM PETTY, Lonesome Sundown

It's over before you know it. It all goes by so fast. Yeah the bad nights take forever, and the good nights don't ever seem to last.

TOM PETTY, The Best of Everything


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