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These are lyrics by Tom Petty that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Tom Petty

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Tom Petty's, "Don't Do Me Like That"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Don't do me like that
Why They're Nonsensical:
This line has a gratuitous double meaning. He could have said "Don't TREAT me like that", but now the song causes in me that naughty giggle (you know the kind).
Submitted by: Amanda
Tom Petty's, "Free Fallin'"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's a long day, livin' in Reseda.
There's a freeway runnin' through the yard.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Geography fail: no freeways run through the L.A. city district of Reseda (which is in the San Fernando Valley portion of L.A.). To the north, route 118 passes through Northridge; to the south, U.S. highway 101 passes through Tarzana; and to the east, there is I-405 which passes through Van Nuys. (Btw, Tom makes a few other references to the San Fernando Valley in this song.)
Submitted by: nally
Tom Petty's, "Runnin' Down A Dream"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The trees went by
Why They're Nonsensical: do realize that's a parallax?
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Tom Petty's, "Walls"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Part of me is ocean, part of me is sky
Why They're Nonsensical:
I wonder how someone would look if part of them was ocean and part of them was sky. Perhaps Tom means this in a figurative sense, but too many people might take this literally.
Submitted by: Mike Florio

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