You Don’t Know How It Feels by Tom Petty


You Don’t Know How It Feels” by Tom Petty (Wild­flow­ers, Warner Broth­ers Records, 1994). Writ­ten by Tom Petty.

INTERESTING FACTS (a la wikipedia)

- “You Don’t Know How It Feels” reached #1 on the Bill­board Album Rock Tracks chart and #13 on the Bill­board Hot 100.

- MTV and many radio sta­tions aired a cen­sored ver­sion of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” revers­ing the word “joint” in “let’s roll another joint” — although a ver­sion replac­ing the word “roll” with “hit” was also made.

- The music video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1995.

- The song is some­times mis­tak­enly called “Roll Another Joint” on P2P search engines because of the afore­men­tioned line.

- Wild­flow­ers is the sec­ond solo album by Amer­i­can musi­cian Tom Petty and the first released by Petty after sign­ing a con­tract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Trav­el­ing Wilburys), as well as the first of three albums pro­duced by Rick Rubin.

- The album was not cred­ited to the Heart­break­ers because, in Petty’s words, “Rick (Rubin) and I both wanted more free­dom than to be strapped into five guys.” Free­dom notwith­stand­ing, Petty chose to use most of his reg­u­lar band as ses­sion play­ers, demon­strat­ing his com­fort with that format.


Here’s the link to the youtube video of the song! (Embed­ding disabled)

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