Free Falling

Words & Music:

Tom Petty


This is fully transcribed in the November-December 2008 issue of Guitar Edge.


There is one riff for the whole song.  Here are the versions:

Simplified:  D    Dsus4   D    Asus4

Piano:  F  Bbsus2/F   F   C

Guitar:  E  Asus2/E   E  Bsus4  [capo 1 if playing with piano]


She's a good girl, loves her mama.

Loves Jesus and America, too.

She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis.

Loves horses and her boyfriend, too.


It's a long day living in Reseda.

There's a freeway running through the yard.

And IÕm a bad boy, cause I don't even miss her.

IÕm a bad boy for breaking her heart.



Now IÕm free -- free falling.

Yeah, IÕm free -- free falling.


All the vampires walking through the valley

Move west down Ventura Boulevard.

All the bad boys are standing in the shadows.

And the good girls are home with broken hearts.




I want to glide down over Mulholland.

I want to write her name in the sky.

Gonna free fall out into nothing.

Gonna leave this world for a while.




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