Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - I Should Have Known It




This is a single taken from Mojo, the twelfth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was Petty's first record with the Heartbreakers in eight years. Petty's long-time lead guitarist Mike Campbell told Jam! Music that the blues-based album was inspired by the sound of his recently acquired sunburst '59 Les Paul. "I got a new guitar which is actually an old guitar," he said. "It's the classic Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Eric Clapton-era guitar. There were only 500 or 600 of them made that year. There's just something about the harmonic overtones in it when I picked it up and plugged it in, it immediately had that classic British blues sound. It was kind of eerie.


And Tom had been listening to a lot of blues on our break. So when he heard that guitar, he said, 'Why don't we build an album around that guitar?' It kinda came from that. It was a combination of Tom wanting to explore that aspect of our influence and wanting to feature this guitar."




Lyrics


I shoulda known it, I shoulda seen

Leave it to you to treat me mean

Every promise was just a runaround

I shoulda known it, yeah, you're gonna let me down


Well, it's over now, you see

That's the last time you're gonna hurt me


I shoulda known it, hard to believe

It was all right there in front of me

Sold down the river, left for dead

Yeah, you're putting ideas in another man's head


Well, it's over now, you see

That's the last time you're gonna hurt me


Thanks for nothing, yeah, thanks a lot

Go ahead, baby, take all I got


And it's over now, ya see

That's the last time you're gonna hurt me

Yeah


That's the last time you're gonna hurt me




Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Produced by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) & Ryan Ulyate

Album Mojo




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