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Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still
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I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
Well the good ol' days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn
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Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there
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    JoeSchmoeJun 24, 2008 at 12:37 am
    Don't get me wrong, I love Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I've been a big fan for a long, long time. But I do have some issues with this song. Yeah, I have definitely have to disagree with Tom on this one. Coming down is not the hardest part of the flying process.
    I received my pilots license 4 years ago from a prominent aviation school here in Connecticut after months and months of training. From all of that experience, I can honestly say, the hardest part is setting the plane to "Auto-Pilot" and getting that coffee pot going in that small compartment behind the cockpit.
    If Tom could somehow fit that into the song lyrically. Maybe something like "I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings, Auto-Pilot control setting, is the hardest thing". Boy, that would be great! Not to mention 100% accurate.

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