Tom Petty (1950-2017) Tribute List

Rocker Tom Petty died on October 2, 2017 at the age of 66. With his band The Heartbreakers, Petty found success with a sound that was at once both modern and classic. Songs like "Refugee" and "Free Fallin'" are among his many unforgettable hits. Petty’s career spanned five decades, and he continued to find ways to put a new spin on the tried-and-true rock and roll formula of straightforward lyrics and great guitar riffs. Petty was also a member of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, along with Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne. Here are ten vocabulary words drawn from the lyrics of Tom Petty.
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  1. revel
    take delight in
    Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
    Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
    - Refugee
  2. remedy
    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain
    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 love that followed the angel's remedy
    - Louisiana Rain
  3. slander
    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
    Take back your angry slander
    Take back your pension plan
    Take back your ups and downs of your life
    In raisin-land
    - Jammin’ Me
  4. humility
    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    Yeah, yeah, yeah - I tell ya, this is not
    A question of humility here
    - Let Me Up ( I’ve Had Enough)
  5. impulsive
    without forethought
    Sometimes you're so impulsive,
    You shaved off all your hair
    You look like Boris Karloff and you don't even care
    - Zombie Zoo
  6. treason
    a crime that undermines the offender's government
    Oh, down in her soul it was an act of treason
    Oh, down they go for all the wrong reasons
    - All the Wrong Reasons
  7. outskirts
    outlying areas, as of a city or town
    Morning on the outskirts of town
    Sitting in the traffic alone
    You don't know what it means to be free
    -Too Good To Be True
  8. conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
    Broken skyline, movin' through the airport
    She's an honest defector
    Conscientious objector
    Now her own protector
    - Time to Move On
  9. trance
    a psychological state induced by a magical incantation
    I'm a man in a trance
    I'm a boy in short pants
    When I see my honey bee
    And I've got something to say
    - Honey Bee
  10. faze
    disturb the composure of
    Well, she was over twenty-one
    In trouble with the law
    And it didn't faze her none
    - Swingin’

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