Album: Long After Dark (1982)
Charted: 20
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  • One, two
    You better watch what you say
    You better watch what you do to me
    Don't get carried away
    Girl, if you can do better than me, go
    Yeah, go but remember

    Good love is hard to find
    Good love is hard to find
    You got lucky, babe
    You got lucky, babe, when I found you

    You put a hand on my cheek
    And then you turned your eyes away
    If you don't feel complete
    If I don't take you all of the way then go
    Yeah, go but remember

    Good love is hard to find
    Good love is hard to find
    You got lucky, babe
    You got lucky, babe, when I found you

    Yeah, go just go, but remember

    Good love is hard to find
    Good love is hard to find
    You got lucky, babe
    You got lucky, babe, when I found you Writer/s: Michael W. Campbell, Tom Petty
    Publisher: Gone Gator Music
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Mathew from Jacksonville Florida Song is about Mike. He wrote Stop Dragging My Heart Around and had already written Boys of Summer and Tom turned it down. They know. Tom always said he was uncomfortable playing it for many years.
  • Linda from CalifBeen trying to find out the film location for this video for years "you Got Lucky" looks like it was out by Vazquez Rock in So. Calif can anybody confirm? My Heart is Broken over Tom's recent passing. Glad that MTV Classics is playing all of his music videos.
  • Don from Sevierville, TnWhen the video for this song first started airing on MTV, after it was over, VJ Martha Quinn commented, "Oh, they left behind that poor little radio..." What's interesting was that before she said that, I was thinking the exact same thing!
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InVintage Petty, and yes, that whammy bar guitar, put together with that distinctive drum loop, really make this song better.
    Great bit of rebuke in the lyrics, too.
    btw...the trick of running a tape loop around the room over microphone stands was used at Abbey Road by Pink Floyd for the sound effect track on "Money."
    Floyd also did that in 1968 for the drum loop for the "Syncopated Pandemonium" section for "A Saucerful of Secrets."
    They did not have sampling back then, so this crude, yet effective trick worked great.
  • David from Seattle, WaI always like the darkness of this song and imagine the protagonist to be a pretty nasty character. His partner would probably be better off without him.
  • Bubba Zanetti from Austin, TxThis video rocked. The band and Petty were like future people/ghosts checking out old artifacts from the past. They were puzzled over our strange and ancient technology (like arcade games and stereos and stuff) and generally looked like they were having a great time hamming it up. Fun sci-fi silliness.
  • Vernon from Trinidad, Wi, OtherThe video was a kind of Mad Max-apocalyptic wasteland. Funnily enough, Tom Petty kinda reprised a similar role in Kevin Costner's "The Postman" about 15 years later.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzI remember them "trashing" a bunch of video arcade games, in the video for this. I also remember going...NO! Give those to me! When I was growing up, I always wanted one of those in my house.
  • Darrell from Williamsburg, KyGreat tune! Nice sound! Who has not thought that your partner was the lucky one?
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