Chordproc: Tom Petty : Damn The Torpedoes

Tom Petty : Damn The Torpedoes


  1. Refugee
  2. Here Comes My Girl
  3. Even The Losers
  4. Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)
  5. Century City
  6. Don't Do Me Like That
  7. You Tell Me
  8. What Are You Doin' In My Life?
  9. Louisiana Rain

Refugee

F#m
A
E
F#m
A
We got something we both know it
E
F#m
A
E
We don't talk too much about it
F#m
A
Ain't no real big secret all the same
E
F#m
A
E
Somehow we get around it
E
D
Listen, it don't really matter to me baby
B
You believe what you want to believe. You see you
F#m
A
E
Don't have to live like a refugee
F#m
A
E
(Don't have to live like a refugee)
Somewhere, somehow Somebody must have kicked you around some Tell me why you wanna lay there Revel in your abandon Honey, it don't make no difference to me Baby, everybody's had to fight to be free You see, you don't have to live like a refugee No baby, you don't have to live like a refugee
E
Baby we ain't the first
A
I'm sure a lot of other lovers been burned
D
Right now it seems real to you, but it's
E
One of those things you gotta feel to be true
Somewhere, somehow Somebody must have kicked you around some Who knows, maybe you were kidnapped Tied-up, taken away and held for ransom Honey, it don't really matter to me Baby, everybody's had to fight to be free You see, you don't have to live like a refugee No, you don't have to live like a refugee Baby, you don't have to live like a refugee



Here Comes My Girl

The main progression for the INTRO and VERSE of the song goes like this
Use a 1st finger barre at 2nd fret, move (not slide) it up to 4th fret.
When you play it with the song, you'll get the feel of it:
A
B/a
Amaj7
B/a
E|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------------
B|-2-----------------|-4-----4--5--7|-5-----------------|-4-----------------
G|-2-----------------|-4-----4------|-6-----------------|-4-----------------
D|-2-----------------|-4-----4------|-7-----------------|-4-----------------
A|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0|-0--0--0------|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0
E|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------------
Verse 1
A
You know, sometimes, I don't know why
B/a
Amaj7
B/a
But this whole town just seems so hopeless
A
B/a
I ain't really sure but it seems I remember the good times
Amaj7
B/a
Were just a little bit more in focus
A
B/a
But when she puts her arms around me
Amaj7
B/a
I can somehow rise above it
A
B/a
Yeah man when I got that little girl standing right by my side
Amaj7
B/a
You know I can tell the whole wide world to shove it
Chorus
E
Hey here comes my girl
A
E
A
Here comes my girl
F#m
B
Yeah and she looks so right She is all I need tonight
Verse 2
Every now and then I get down to the end of a day I'll just have to stop, ask myself, "What've I done?" It just seems so useless to have to work so hard And nothin' ever really seem to come from it And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever," And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it No, because this feels so good and so free and so right I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it
Chorus and Break
Verse 3
Yeah every time it seems there ain't nothin' left no more I find myself havin' to reach out and grab hold of somethin' Yeah, I just catch myself wanderin', waitin', worryin' About some silly little things that don't add up to nothin' And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever," And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it No, because this feels so good and so free and so right I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it
Chorus and End
The ending is just the first and last measures of the Verse: A to B/A
Break
This break repeats three times, and the fourth time just
continues the same vamp on the E and A strings, to Verse 3
F#5
E|-------------------------------------0-|
B|------------------------0h2p0--------2-|
G|-------------------------------3-----3-|
D|----------------------------------4--4-|
A|-4--4--4-4-4-4-4--4--4---------------4-|
E|-2--2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2---------------2-|
The E in the chorus can be played with an E9 in the middle.



Even The Losers

A
D
A
G
A
Well it was nearly summer, sat on your roof
D
A
G
Yeah we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon
D
A
G
D
And I showed you stars you never could see
D
(
A
)
C
Babe, it couldnt have been that easy to forget about me
Baby time meant nothin anything seemed real Yeah you could kiss like fire and you made me feel Like every word you said was meant to be Babe, it couldnt have been that easy to forget about me
D
A
G
Baby even the losers
D
A
G
Get lucky sometimes
D
A
G
Even the losers
G
Keep a little bit of pride
A
They get lucky sometimes
Solo over verse chords
A
Asus4
Two cars parked on the overpass
A
Asus4
Rocks hit the water like broken glass
A
Asus4
Should have known right then it was too good to last
A
Asus4
G
G
Its such a drag when you live in the past
Repeat chorus to fade



Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)

A
F#5
E5
F#5
There goes my baby
A
There goes my only one
F#5
E5
F#5
I think she loves me
A
But she don't wanna let on
F#5
Yes she likes to keep my guessing
B5
She's got me on defense
F#5
With that little bit of mystery
B5
She's a complex kid
D5
E5
And she's always been so hard to figure out
D5
E5
A
Yes, she always like to leave me with a shadow of a doubt
A
F#5
E5
F#5
Sometimes at night, I
A
Wait around 'til she gets out
F#5
E5
F#5
She don't like workin'
A
She says she hates her boss
F#5
But she's got me asking questions
B5
She's got me on defense
F#5
With that little certain something
B5
She's a complex kid
D5
E5
And she's always been so hard to get around
D5
E5
A
Yes, she always likes to leave me with a shadow of a doubt
D
Just a shadow of a doubt
F#m
She seldom keeps me running
D
I'm trying to figure out
B5
If she's leading up to something
F#5
E5
F#5
And when she's dreaming
A
Sometimes she seems depressed
F#5
E5
F#5
But in the morning
A
She don't remember it
F#5
But she's got me thinking 'bout it
B5
Yes, she's got me on the edge
F#5
With that little bit of mystery
B5
She's a complex kid
D5
B5
And she's always been so hard to live without
D5
A
Yes, she always like to leave me with a shadow of a doubt
(Well a shadow of a doubt) (Well a shadow of a doubt)



Century City

A
D
A
E
D
A
A
Sometimes I wanna leave here Sometimes I wanna go Right back where I came from Back where I belong
D
But it'll never last for too long Always goes away
A
Well I still don't look for reasons Well that's much too hard these days
E
Why worry about the rain Why worry about the problem
D
Honey, Century City's Got everything covered
A
Well your mama gave you lovin' Mama held you near Baby mama can't do nothin' Honey mama just ain't here
D
And you can pretend all you want to But that won't work no more
A
No you can't run back and find her you tried that once before
E
Why worry about your father Why worry about your brother
D
Honey Century City's Got everything covered
E
We're gonna live in Century City Go ahead and give in Century City Like modern men, modern girls We're gonna live in the modern world
D
Whow!
A
D
A
E
D
A
E
We're gonna live in Century City Go ahead and give in Century City Like modern men, modern girls We're gonna live in the modern world
D
A
Sometimes I get discouraged Sometimes I feel so down Sometimes I get so worried But I don't know what about
D
But it will work out in the long run Always goes away
A
And I've come now to accept it It's a re-occuring phase
E
Don't worry about the rain Don't worry about the problem
D
Honey, Century City's Got everything covered
A
Outro
E
We're gonna live in Century City {4x}



Don't Do Me Like That

G
F
C
D
G
F
C
D
G
I was talkin' with a friend of mine
F
Said a woman had hurt his pride
C
Told him that she loved him so
D
And turned around and let him go
G
Then he said you better watch your step
F
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself
C
D
Someone's gonna tell you lies cut you down to size
G
Don't do me like that
F*
Don't do me like that
Em
What if I loved you baby?
C
D
Don't do me like that
G
Don't do me like that
F*
Don't do me like that
Em
Someday I might need you baby
C
D
Don't do me like that
Listen honey can't you see Baby it would bury me If you were in the public eye Givin' someone else a try Well you know you better watch your step Or you're gonna get hurt yourself Someone's gonna tell you lies cut you down to size Don't do me like that Don't do me like that What if I loved you baby? Don't do me like that Don't do me like that Don't do me like that What if I need you honey? Don't do me like that
G7
C
'Cause somewhere deep down inside someone is saying
G7
C
Love doesn't last that long
G7
C
I've had this feelin' inside night out and day in
Cm
D
And I can't take it no more
Listen honey can't you see Baby it would bury me If you were in the public eye Givin' someone else a try And you know you better watch your step Or you're gonna get hurt yourself Someone's gonna tell you lies cut you down to size Don't do me like that Don't do me like that What if I loved you baby? Don't do me like that Don't do me like that Don't do me like that I just might need you honey? Don't do me like that
G
Don't do me like that
F*
Don't do me like that



You Tell Me

D
Baby I heard thunder
D
Am
I woke up 'middle of the night
D
Baby I saw fire
D
Am
I went left, I went right
D
Am
So you tell me what you want me to do
G
Am
This might be over honey, it ain't through
D
Am
Let me know when you're finished with me
C
What you want me to be
G
Baby you tell me
Am
Honey you tell me
D
Baby I don't understand this
D
Am
But that's alright, I can take a little pain
D
I've been winnin' and losin'
D
Am
Baby I've been in and out of the rain
D
Am
So you tell me what you want me to do
G
Am
This might be over honey, it ain't through
D
Am
Let me know when you're finished with me
C
What you want me to be
G
Baby you tell me
Am
Honey you tell me
E
Well you put me through your paces and your twists
Am
Until I felt like dying
E
Yeah the last thing that I needed
F
G
Am
Was to finally realize that you were lying
D
Am
So you tell me what you want me to do
G
Am
This might be over honey it ain't through
D
Am
Let me know when you're finished with me
C
What you want me to be
G
Baby you tell me
Am
Honey you tell me
Am
Baby you tell me
Am
Will you tell me?



What Are You Doin' In My Life?

E
E7
Well you followed me all around New York City
E
E7
Trying to make people think I wanted you with me
E
E7
I can only hope that they didn't believe you
E
I can't figure out why I got to deal with you
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
A
E
I didn't ask for you
E
E7
I don't know how you got my telephone number
E
E7
Probably some jerk trying to put me under
E
E7
Some friend of a friend of a friend of mine
E
Baby who you trying to fool when you tell those lies?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
A
E
I didn't ask for you
A
Well this is all a little too much to believe
A
You're putting my name all around in the street
B
Honey where did you think this was going to lead?
B
Baby will you tell me why you want to bug me?
E
E7
Well you're the last woman in the world that thrills me
E
E7
Now you got my girlfriend trying to kill me
E
E7
Honey my friends think that I've gone crazy
E
Can't you figure out that you ain't my baby
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
C#m
What are you doing in my life?
B
A
E
I didn't ask for you



Louisiana Rain

Am
Bb
F
G
C
D
C
Am G F G F ..r
D
G
C
G
G
D
G
C
G
Well it was out in California by the San Diego Sea
C
G
D
G
G7
That was when I was taken in and it left its mark on me
C
G
C
G
Yeah she nearly drove me crazy with all those China toys
C
G
D
G
And I know she really didn't mean a thing to those sailor boys
C
G
Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Em
A
D
Baby I'm noticing a change as I move down the street
C
G
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
D
G
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge
South Carolina put out its arms for me Right up until everything went black somewhere on Lonely street And I still can't quite remember who helped me to my feet Thank God for a long neck bottle, the angel's remedy Louisiana rain is falling just like tears Running down my face, washing out the years Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge
G
D
G
C
G
C
G
D
G
Well I never will get over this English refugee Singing to the jukebox in some all-night beanery Yeah he was eating pills like candy and chasing them with tea You should have seen him lick his lips at old black Molly B Louisiana rain is falling at my feet Baby I'm noticing a change as I move down the street Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge Louisiana rain is falling just like tears Running down my face, washing out the years Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge