Kevin Bacon Performs as Tom Petty in ‘Free Horses’, A Humorous First Draft of ‘Free Fallin’

In the humorous Tonight Show sketch series “First Drafts of Rock“, actor and musician Kevin Bacon demonstrated his talent for impersonation by performing as the incomparable Tom Petty in the first draft of “Free Fallin‘”, which started out as “Free Horses“. Host Jimmy Fallon played the role of guitarist Mike Campbell, who was more than ready to sing the chorus whenever it came around.

First Drafts of Rock take a look at the original version of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” – entitled “Free Horses.”

…She doesn’t like goats, and she don’t like llamas,
She don’t care for, them crazy kangaroos,
And I’m a bad boy, cuz I don’t like horses
She loves horses, Ventura Boulevard.

Now I’m free! Free horses!
Now I’m free! Free horses!

A live version of the true original version of the song.