I have been a tom petty fan ever since 1978. I believe I might be able to clear up some questions about the video. At the time the video was made and the song was written, Tom Petty was trying to quit drugs For those of you who may not know "Mary Jane" is a slang term foe Marijuna. Since was going to quit using it he was representing the last time he used before he quit. It also states that "the life I had with drugs is dead" The girl has nothing to do with necrophilia, the girl represents the drugs he is giving up. As for when he puts her body in the sea and walks away is telling of his walking away from the drug life, the opening of her eyes and floating to the surface of the water is representative of the the false good times he had with drugs and the ever present temptation to be lured back with false pretenses.
In my opinion, this is one of the most creative and reveling of the conflicts we all suffer inside ourselves. Could you be that open and honest? i dont think I could in public.
Rest In Peace Tom Petty we all miss you very much thank god for the music that is left behind.
Now that Tom Petty is dead, I truly hope every person that loves him remembers his music. Tom coined many great lyrics and many classic notes but Indiana Girl is by far is best. May Petty live long in Infamy and may he rest in peace.
Mary Jane's Last Dance
By Tony Maddox
I heard this song after many years of not hearing it, and the first thing I thought of was "The Video", featuring Kim Basinger.
Ooooh baby, creepy and cool. Only T.P.H.B. could pull it off.
Madd Dogg ;<)
Oh hell yeah
This is a great vid. Somebody said "scary good". I'd add "weird good" to the mix. Kim once said that this was one of her harder roles because she had to be completely limp. This is along the same style as Arrowsmith's "Janey Got a Gun" in it's interpretation of his own song. I think this means this was his vision when he wrote it.
Mary Jane's Last Dance
I really like this song/video and it is a bit creepy/scary but that's what makes this video rememberable! Lol it's an older video but I remember it. :)
By Two Gunslingers
Petty is a master of music videos, and this is his Citizen Kane. This video will haunt you.
Love the video
Love the video even more than the song. Petty took a risk with this because cookie cutter people like cookie cutter videos. This and don't come around here are two videos that should come with your iPhone. I am reminded of alice coopers cold ethyl every time I see this video.
By Ace 59
What... the... heck... was that??? Songs good though, the rating's for the video