Tom Petty - Down South Lyrics

Tom Petty Highway Companion cover art
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Headed back down south
Gonna see my daddy's mistress
Gonna buy back her forgiveness
Pay off every witness

One more time down south
Sell the family headstones
Drag a bag of dry bones
Make good on my back loans

So if I come to your door
Let me sleep on your floor
I'll give you all I have
And a little more

Sleep late down south
Look up my former mentors
Live off Yankee winters
Be a landlord and a renter

Create myself down south
Impress all the women
Pretend I'm Samuel Clemens
Wear seersucker and white linens

So if I come to your door
Let me sleep on your floor
I'll give you all I have
And a little more

Spanish moss down south
Find the heroes of my childhood
Who now can do me no good
Carve their names in dogwood

Chase a ghost down south
Spirits cross the dead fields
Mosquitoes hit the windshield
All documents remain sealed

So if I come to your door
Let me sleep on your floor
I'll give you all I have
And a little more

I'll give you all I have
And a little more

Track Listing
  • 1 Saving Grace
  • 2 Square One
  • 3 Flirting With Time
  • 4 Down South
  • 5 Jack
  • 6 Turn This Car Around
  • 7 Big Weekend
  • 8 Night Driver
  • 9 Damaged by Love
  • 10 This Old Town
  • 11 Ankle Deep
  • 12 The Golden Rose


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Tom Petty
    album: Track 4 in album Highway Companion
    release date: 2006-7-24
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    composer: Tom Petty
    Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin