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Tom Petty: Refugee Meaning


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Song Released: 1980

Refugee Lyrics

We got something we both know it
We don't talk too much about it
yeah it ain't no real big secret all the same Somehow we get around it

Listen, it don't really matter to me baby
You believe what you want to believe
You see you don't have...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2021 report

    Whatever the personal roots of this song, it is a sobering and accurate summation of American culture when it comes to getting put down as an oppressed person or as a fleeing refugee: "It don't really matter to me, everybody's got to fight to be free."

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2019 report

    It's a song about not being a refugee.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  3. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2019 report

    You don’t have to live in isolation and fear. He is telling his ex-lover to move forward with her life. He has cheated and broken the trust of what they both knew was an intensely connected love.

    He, the cheater, feels guilty and tries to justify his cheating by telling her she must have been mistreated in the past.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2017 report

    I think he's singing about having herpes. They both got it but they move on with their lives.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2017 report

    You don't have to live your life running away from something.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 24th 2017 report

    Sometimes the fear and dread in our lives hold us back from greatness. When we let go of them we can soar. We are not defined by our past. Discovering we have a place in this world and a job to do we are truly free.

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