Elle King - American Girl Lyrics




When she was an American Girl, raised on promises
She couldn't help thinking that there
Was a little more to life, somewhere else
After all, it was a great big world,
With lots of places to run to,
And if she packed up, trying,
She got one little promise she was gonna keep
Oh yeah, alright
Take it easy baby, make it last all night
She was an American Girl!

Well, it was kinda cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by on the road 41
Like the waves crashing on the beach
Checked for one desperate moment there,
He crimped back in her memory
God, it's so painful something that's so close,
But still so far out of reach!
Oh yeah, alright
Take it easy baby, make it last all night
She was an American Girl!





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  1. Yomar Manson

    Hot pursuit? :)

  2. Karen Walsh

    Have to go find her music.Hard to find a c.d. In this town But I can go out of town. Anyone no if her music is at any stores in Elliot Lake or Sudbury. ??? I want everything she has out there.
    You sure no what your singing about Elle.

  3. Karen Walsh

    Wow this women is wonderful. How come she's not out there. I love just love her.

  4. GeorgeJansen

    the stern show sent me here. sixty nine and super steamy

    Spencer Beales

    And baba booey to you all.

  5. Spencer Beales

    Heard this song as a bump on the Howard Stern show. Best cover yet , played it at least 10 times already.

  6. mark cameron

    Fucking incredible!! Tommy is very happy up there hearing this. Heartbreakers should tour with her.

  7. See Jay New Man

    Talent. Her Dad used to have it.

  8. P P

    When she was an American Girl, raised on promises
    She couldn't help thinking that there
    Was a little more to life, somewhere else
    After all, it was a great big world,
    With lots of places to run to,
    And if she packed up, trying,
    She got one little promise she was gonna keep
    Oh yeah, alright
    Take it easy baby, make it last all night
    She was an American Girl!
    Well, it was kinda cold that night,
    She stood alone on her balcony
    Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by on the road 41
    Like the waves crashing on the beach
    Checked for one desperate moment there,
    He crimped back in her memory
    God, it's so painful something that's so close,
    But still so far out of reach!
    Oh yeah, alright
    Take it easy baby, make it last all night
    She was an American Girl!

  9. terry mulkey

    Rob snyder's daughter

  10. america1888

    Elle King killed The American Girl with her vocals! Tom Petty's original version was hot. But Elle King was actually six times better than the 1976 original.

    terry mulkey

    Disagree Tom still the best

  11. Mifol Free

    I was hoping you'd join my band but I can tell you don't need me.

  12. EAZTHARLEM

    *KOOL !!! ...*

  13. Kat

    Love her.

  14. Kate Frantz

    Enjoyed

  15. Bill Randleman

    That moment you realize you like the cover better than the original.

  16. Dave Williams

    Man, I just love her laugh around 2:40. It's in the same league with Exene Cervenka's cackle in X's "Breathless."

  17. mxllx 13

    Liiiiiiiiiikeeeeee it😍😍😍💕💎

  18. belajadevotchka2

    "What are you? About a size 14?"

    Glo Giroux

    "It rubs the lotion on its skin"

  19. Hope L

    ❤❤❤

  20. Janie Koleva

    awesome sis lol aka cooloz yeah

  21. Babaziba

    Not an Elle hater - this is actually the only thing I've heard by her that I don't love. Hits the notes, but adds nothing to it, and sounds like she's singing to the original Petty backing track. Would rather have heard her really taking it up a notch. She's definitely capable of it.

    Jesse Staples

    Lmao, so your saying cause she did a cover she cant be original . obviously she could bring things to it, if she was trying too.

    msStyork21

    Agree 100% Jesse! Elle knows you don't mess with Petty. Love this version ♡

  22. Vin Vass

    Who remembers this from Silence Of The Lambs? Great Tom Petty song, all time classic and a great new version by a bright new talent. I prefer to think of songs like this, when they are this good, not as cover versions, but as interpretations. Look forward to what she does next.

  23. patrick MURPHY

    I dislike this cause it doesn't say TOM PETTY cover othe than that its good

  24. bbomg02

    Kind of sounds like a female Tom Petty, a country singer, and 90s rockers. idk It's hard to explain how great this feels on the ears.

  25. 100100911

    She even does tom petty with her band. Why should i even be surprised.

  26. 100100911

    she don't mess around with music and her band phuking rocks it out.

  27. Christie Verbeek

    she's so perfect

  28. Madeline Green

    love this song!

  29. Dixie Woods or Woodsn't

    Nice cover!

  30. Kim Chantrenne

    This song is bad

  31. MultiDysfunctional

    I like her style! Very interesting voice.

    Dave Williams

    Yeah...first few times I heard her, I could've sworn she was black. Gonna be fun to watch her career take off.

  32. jasminehodkin

    Anyone else think the backing best but sounds a little fall out boy dance dance?

  33. Laurie Gadd-Mccabe

    Were do these "thumbs down" people come from? Not one video that I've watched doesn't have a 0 "thumbs down". You people that don't like this kind of music, don't come here. I hate rap (just an example) and I'm not going to watch it, check it out and rate it. I don't like it in the first place, so of course it's a thumbs down. Just like with FB. You don't like it, move on. Nothing said you had to listen to this.
    AND NOW FOR WHAT I REALLY THINK OF YOU "THUMBS DOWN PEOPLE" get a happier life. And I thought I was sad and unhappy, well, you all put me in check. It's been a unhappy year for me and this music and all the other stuff I see on YouTube has brought me this far. To still be here an be able to post this, because it brought me back to happy days, I am thankful. After my husband died and still now, I can go on YouTube I find memories I thought I lost forever. Thank You Ellie King. It was your video that brought me here. I don't know why, it just did.
    Girl, you rock.

    Eric Vitale

    +Laurie Gadd-Mccabe


    See what I did there? Jokes. I kid.

  34. Stan Simpson

    love this rendition of Mr. Tom Petty

  35. Denise Schuette

    love her voice!!!

  36. T G

    great voice!! nice to hear a new artist not using auto tune...keep rocking girl!!!!

  37. Jodi Berkebile

    I'm digging this cover! love her voice.

  38. Gavin Ehringer

    Either they lifted the backing music right off of Tom Petty's first album, or The Heartbreakers backed her on this. But, no, it must be the original tracks. Elle King kills...nice to see someone paying homage to rock, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. Just when I had given up on this generation of "artists" and "musicians." Hallelujah!

    elliotjacobsonmusic

    Have to clear it up that we, her band, played on this. What a compliment. Thanks for listening.

    Kilgore Trout

    elliotjacobsonmusic you nailed it!! I prefer this version.... believe it or not. I love her voice.

  39. Matt Camozzi

    Tom Petty👱 Originally sang this song but good cover Elle King😊👍

  40. tony crawford

    Now this is True Talent
    Elle your Brilliant, Wicked Vocal, & Songs

  41. Ian Asibey

    hot pursuit is why I'm here

    Ueli 10

    I'm to.

  42. JohnnySixString

    Sounds like something you'd hear at a karaoke bar on the rare night someone who can carry a tune decided to try it out.

  43. terezzxoxo

    What is the style of music please?

    Meghann Hamel

    @Terka | Holčina Hraje Hry Idk Lol

    Melanie

    @Terka | Holčina Hraje Hry folklore/rock/country.

    Meghann Hamel

    `:O okie

    Meghann Hamel

    @Melanie Beck OUAICH

    Tasha Byfield

    +Terka Southern Rock

  44. Geneva D

    i love her music sooo much. real banjo slingin baby haha!!

  45. chessieguh

    Damnit man. This is a GOLDEN cover!! Amazing voice!! I'm becoming obsessed with #elleking!!

  46. Melissa Toh

    LOVE IT fan from Malaysia :)

  47. Anna B.

    Love...love...love...love this woman's voice.

  48. E. Cuyler

    She has a nice voice and her songs are catchy but she's being pushed as a country artist on satellite radio.  Absolutely NOT country.  More blues and rock.   Good stuff nonetheless.

    Anna B.

    @C.M. Boggs Where else is she going to get play?  It is how I found her and it works!!  She has a voice that stretches across the genres.

  49. FlutterSwear

    your voice kinda like AppleJack in My Little Pony

  50. subwaysurfer

    is this song not on the album??

    K Wood-Marrero

    @frankieinfrance I believe it's for the HOT PURSUIT film Soundtrack