TOM PETTY


Mary Jane's Last Dance Lyrics

She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good-lookin' mama who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights

Well, she moved down here at the age of eighteen
She blew the boys away, was more than they'd seen
I was introduced and we both started groovin'
I said, "I dig you baby, but I got to keep movin' on"
Keep movin' on

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

Well, I don't know, but I've been told
You never slow down, you never grow old
I'm tired of screwin' up, tired of going down
Tired of myself, tired of this town

Oh, my my, oh, hell yes
Honey, put on that party dress
Buy me a drink, sing me a song
Take me as I come 'cause I can't stay long

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

There's pigeons down on Market Square
She's standin' in her underwear
Lookin' down from a hotel room
The nightfall will be comin' soon

Oh, my my, oh, hell yes
You got to put on that party dress
It was too cold to cry when I woke up alone
I hit my last number and walked to the road

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

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Meaning to "Mary Jane's Last Dance" song text (13 meanings)
Jeffro10000 12/19/11,18:03
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Tom Petty is from Gainesville, FL wher the university of Florida is. this is about being a local there, weed cutlure, and the fact that women come and go from all over and he's tired of losing them
Justin 08/31/11,02:43
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Watch the video people. The song is about a dead girl named Mary Jane and the mortician, played by Tom petty, takes her home, dresses her up, dances with her, and puts her body in the ocean.
Jace 07/03/12,07:16
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Maby tp is trolling and it is about a girl but he kept the name as mary jane trying to start and arguement like this one or maby its the other way around
Hello 06/30/12,11:24
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I think many of you make good points. I feel the song is more about a girl, and he calls her maryjane cuz tp loves herb. The lyrics dont support the weed only argument, like other mj songs
anon 04/29/12,00:12
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First off, lets stop being so dam negative, a song can mean different things for different people. Second, TP was a smart man, if the song was simply about a girl, he would have changed the name.
Sam 03/23/12,13:32
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So he met a hot girl from Indiana and tried falling in love with her. But after they made love, she left him before morning. Not weed. Its about sex... the hotel room? The dress? duh?
Bubba Jones 02/18/12,05:27
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It's about Tom Petty composing a catchy ditty in order to facilitate the legal transfer of money from your pocket to his. The End.
that guy 01/11/12,23:43
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About losing high school love who goes to big city and kills her self because he says she's lookin down from the hotel room in her underwear kind of like when jenny tries to jump in forest gump
digglerisadbag 11/17/11,22:52
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no it is about weed, last dance with mary jane one more time to kill the pain. theres a girl involved but he got through loosing her by smokin a lil pot. diggler is a dbag!
Diggler 10/10/11,15:54
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It's not about weed. Its about loosing your love. F'n pot heads getting a chubby over the title of the song.
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