We did somethin' we both know it We don't talk too much about it Ain't no real big secret all the same Somehow we get around it Listen it don't really matter to me baby You believe what you want to believe You see you don't have to live like a refugee (don't have to live like a refugee)
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)
Baby we ain't the first I'm sure a lot of other lover's been burned Right now this seems real to you But it's one of those things You gotta feel to be true
Somewhere, somehow somebody Must have kicked you around some Who knows, maybe you were kidnapped Tied up, taken away and held for ransom It don't really matter to me 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) I said you don't have to live like a refugee (don't have to live like a refugee) You don't have to live like a refugee (don't have to live like a refugee), ah, ah
Writer/s: Michael W. Campbell, Tom Petty
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Gone Gator Music
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Chris from Norman, OkTom petty and the heartbreakers were huge on videos. Johnny Depp was even in one of his videos.
Johnny from Claxton, Gait's a great song... but the main riff is lifted from the stones satisfaction... just tweaked a bit.
Beth from Green Bay, WiMy daughter sang this song when she was 3, "You don't have to live like a refuge head!" She knew all of the songs on the VH tape of his videos. She fell asleep every night to that tape. Took her to her first Petty concert when she was 8.
Llyle from London, United KingdomAwesome lyrics.
Olivia from Boston, MaThis song rocks almost as much as Tom Petty himself!
Melanie from Seattle, WaThis song rocks, I love Tom Petty
Anthony from Dallas, TxMe and a friend got into a fight when I played this song in the car. He thought I was making fun of him because he fled hurricane Katrina.
Joshua from Twin Cities, MnMelissa Etheridge diid a pretty good remake of this a few years ago.
Patrick from Tallapoosa, GaI remember a local TV station here in GA used the intro when doing a story on the Cuban refugees back in the mid-90s.
Jay from Atlanta, GaAlvin and the Chipmunks did a cover of this. I just remeber when they got to the part that says "revel in your abandon", one said to the other "what the heck does that mean?" It was wierd to hear them doing a rock song like this anyway.
John from Boston, MaI always thought of Refugee as a song talking to a girl, not liberating social commentary
Jim from Dallas, TxDue to the Congressional Black Congress, this song is being changed to "Evacuee" to be politically correct.
Brian from Meriden, CtClassic American rock. Liberating social commentary. Why do we sometimes live like refugees when we don't always have to? F the establishment!
Julian from Oakland, ArTom Petty & the Heartbreakers hold the record for most appearances by any musical act on Saturday Night Live.
Schmitty from Vienna, Vathis song proves the guitar part doesn't have to be fast and hard to sound good!