Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Great moments in shedding fear:
'Crawling Back To You'

Years later, I still remember the stress melting away, listening to Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" album for the first time. The surprised joy of finding a store that still sold vinyl records — and new ones! — had worn off a bit, and I was listening to Side 4, mostly with a contented smile, but in the back of my heart I still had the stress from some stuff I was going through, and I was tired of being scared of the future. Just then Tom sang:
I'm so tired of being tired
Sure as night will follow day
Most things I worry about
Never happen anyway
"Crawling Back To You" is not my favorite Tom Petty song, but that's my favorite Tom Petty stanza. Truer words may have never been sung.



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