SgtRubberRevolver;3400610 said:Yeah, even though it doesn't talk about suicide. Just attempted suicide.
davidshek;3400681 said:Yeah cause that's SO much better
cherokeesam;3401083 said:Not just *attempted* suicide. Tom wrote the song about a real-life incident at the U of Fla where a college girl got stoned and tried to fly off a 13-story balcony (without much success).
SgtRubberRevolver;3400521 said:Why didn't American Girl by Tom Petty make it past the filter? It's a great song, and isn't suggestive or anything. So why is it not on LEGO Rock Band? Just wondering.
monkeyfish;3401085 said:That's not suicidal at all, then. Stupid, maybe, but since when was stupidity for ages ten and over?
cherokeesam;3401130 said:Want to hear a more *likely* reason that "American Girl" didn't get past the filter?"GOD, it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far out of reach."Doesn't always perk up the Censor-bot antennae, but generally speaking, using "god" as a swear word (even a mild one) means no-no.
Malacandra;3401278 said:FWIW, Tom Petty denies that the song is about that Florida suicide.My guess is that the rating has more to do with possible salacious implications of the lyric "make it last all night".
Ehfahq;3401511 said:Nowhere in that line is Tom using God as a swaer word. He is telling God that its painfull when something is so close yet so far out of reach.I have no clue where you got that from.
cherokeesam;3401622 said:Because the narrator is clearly talking to God in the rest of the song, right....? :rolleyes:In '77, when the song was released, you couldn't even say "god" on prime time TV in the sense of "god, I am sooooo tired of people like Ehfahq nitpicking every little thing that I post." What was "edgy" back then seems laughable to us today.
Ehfahq;3401632 said:No, he is talking to God when he directly refers to him/her/it. Its clear. You still havnt shown how that could be taken as an insult.And im not nit picking anything. I pointed out something that has no logic to it at all. But if you want to feel personally insulted by it, and then post a snarky ass remark instead of actually talking about it, (like you do in ever single thread ive seen you in), I cant stop you.
Ehfahq;3401632 said:instead of actually talking about it.