Refugee Song Lyrics

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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album: Track 1 in album Damn the Torpedoes
release date: 1979-10-19
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Non-Music
styles: Southern Rock/Blues Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:22
producer: Tom Petty and Jimmy Iovine
drums: Stan Lynch
lead vocals: Tom Petty
engineer: Shelly Yakus
background vocals: Stan Lynch and Benmont Tench
percussion: Stan Lynch
slide guitar: Mike Campbell
bass guitar: Ron Blair
assistant engineer: Thom Panunzio, Gray Russell, Skip Saylor, Tori Swenson and Jon Mathias
piano & organ & harmonium: Benmont Tench
12 string guitar & guitar: Mike Campbell
harmonica & 12 string guitar & guitar: Tom Petty
writer: Mike Campbell, Tom Petty

Album Information

label: Backstreet Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes cover art

Lyrics

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We get 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 wanna believe.
You see, you don't have to live like a refugee.
Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some.
Tell me why you wanna lay there, 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.
No baby, you don't have to live like a refugee.
Baby, we ain't the first.
I'm sure a lot of other lovers been burned.
Right now this ain't real to you.
It's one of those things you got to 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.
Honey, it don't really matter to me.
Baby, everybody's had to fight to be free.
You see, you don't have to live like a refugee.
No, you don't have to live like a refugee.
Baby, you don't have to live like a refugee.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Refugee
  • 2 Here Comes My Girl
  • 3 Even the Losers
  • 4 Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)
  • 5 Century City
  • 6 Don’t Do Me Like That
  • 7 You Tell Me
  • 8 What Are You Doin’ in My Life?
  • 9 Louisiana Rain