Into The Great Wide Open

Album: Into The Great Wide Open (1991)
Charted: 92
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  • And now, the story of Eddie Rebel
    And his adventures in the great wide open

    Eddie waited till he finished high school
    He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
    He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
    The future was wide open

    They moved into a place they both could afford
    He found a nightclub he could work at the door
    She had a guitar and she taught him some chords
    The sky was the limit

    Into the great wide open
    Under them skies of blue
    Out in the great wide open
    A rebel without a clue

    The papers said Ed always played from the heart
    He got an agent and a roadie named Bart
    They made a record and it went in the charts
    The sky was the limit

    His leather jacket had chains that would jingle
    They both met movie stars, partied and mingled
    Their A&R man said "I don't hear a single"
    The future was wide open

    Into the great wide open
    Under them skies of blue
    Out in the great wide open
    A rebel without a clue

    Into the great wide open
    Under them skies of blue
    Out in the great wide open
    A rebel without a clue Writer/s: Jeff Lynne, Thomas Earl Petty
    Publisher: Gone Gator Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 1

  • Chris from Germany Great song and great video. The video is a masterpiece and had a lot of airplay in 1991. On both the US and the UK. it is a very long Video but really funny and awesome. So many celebrities. Faye Dunaway, Johnny Depp and the guy from Friends at the end. Faye Dunaway worked on at least two movie projects with Johnny Depp. Even Tom Petty is in this story playing the roadie haha.

    I wonder why this song reached only #92 on the Hot 100. In Germany it reached only a low position but it spent more than 16 weeks on the Top 100. And the song is still being played on German radio.
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