Don't Come Around Here No More

Tom Petty

About Don't Come Around Here No More

"Don't Come Around Here No More" is a song written by Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and David A. Stewart of Eurythmics. It was released in February 1985 as the lead single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Southern Accents album.


Year:
1986
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Hey, hey
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Hey, don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop, on waiting any longer
I've given up, on this love getting stronger

Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more

I don't feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever you're looking for
Hey, don't come around here no more

I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop
I've given up, (stop) you tangle my emotions
I've given up, honey please admit it's over

Hey, don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Don't come around here no more
Stop walking down my street
Don't come around here no more
Who you expect to meet?
Don't come around here no more
And whatever you're looking for
Hey don't come around here no more
Hey
Honey please (honey please) don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Don't come around here no more

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Tom Petty

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He had also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury. more »

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Written by: TOM PETTY, DAVE STEWART

Lyrics © Gone Gator Music, Universal Music Publishing Group

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10 facts about this song

Creation
"Don't Come Around Here No More" is one of the most recognized songs by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was co-written by Tom Petty and David A. Stewart of Eurythmics, marking a distinctive departure from Petty's usual style.
Release and Chart Performance
Released in 1985, the song was the first single from the album 'Southern Accents'. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming a significant commercial success for Petty.
Unique Sound
This song is notable for its use of the sitar and Dave Stewart's synthesizer, which gives it a unique, psychedelic sound, different from most of Petty's earlier works.
Inspiration of the Song
The song was initially intended for Stevie Nicks, but when Tom Petty heard the demo he was inspired to write lyrics about a failing relationship and decided to keep it for his band.
Controversial Music Video
Directed by Jeff Stein, the music video for the track, with its Alice in Wonderland theme, sparked some controversy due to its dark take on the classic tale and the scene where Petty, dressed as The Mad Hatter, cuts a cake shaped like Alice.
Success and Popularity
The song is one of Petty's most famous tracks and has been used extensively in popular culture, appearing in films, TV shows, and commercials.
Live Performances
Despite it being a popular track, Petty himself wasn't entirely satisfied with the song and thus it was rarely performed live during the band's concerts.
Musical Style
The song is an embodiment of the Southern Gothic genre, mixing traditional southern music elements with the darker, surreal aspects of gothic literature and culture.
Critical Reception
The song was met with positive critical reception, and many praised the experimental approach taken by Petty for this specific track.
Legendary Status
In 2018, Tom Petty's estate released an unreleased recording of "Don't Come Around Here No More," on what would have been the singer’s 68th birthday, bolstering the song's cult status among fans.

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