"You Don't Know How It Feels" is a song and the lead single from Tom Petty's 1994 album Wildflowers. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his last Top 40 hit. The track features candid lyrics describing the songwriter's desire for personal and professional autonomy.
MTV, VH1 and many radio stations aired a censored version of "You Don't Know How It Feels," taking the word "roll" out of "let's roll another joint", as well as a version that played the word "joint" backwards. A version replacing the word "roll" with "hit" was also made. Nevertheless, the music video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1995. The girl in the video is Raven Snow; she also appeared in several episodes of Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries and the film Delta of Venus as lounge singer Leila.
A video for this song: