37. "Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)"
With a heraldic intro recalling the Who and an opening line that evokes the Drifters ("There goes my baby ..."), this paean to a moody, mysterious girlfriend in open-A tuning came together quickly in the studio. Petty's punk-Dylan lyrics were amusing – "And when she's dreaming/Sometimes she sings in French/But in the morning/She don't remember it" – but the emotion of "Shadow of a Doubt" rings true. As Petty sums it up, "It's a good rock & roll song."