Out in the great wide open
A rebel without a clue
Tom Petty is easily one of the greatest songwriters in all of Rock and Roll. For his well-known “Into The Great Wide Open,” he was joined by another fascinating songwriter: Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra, The Traveling Wilburys, etc.
Although locations and successes vary, in Rock and Roll, “Into The Great Wide Open” is everyone’s story.
We all come from somewhere. We gain experience along the way: some good, some bad. We hurt. We long. We stay. We leave. We do our best to deal with what’s inside. Some translate it to art. Sometimes said art resonates with, and speaks for, the rest of us. Sometimes money is made. Often it’s not.
Either way, the crazy cycle continues. Only few understand the psyche of those that jump in, which isn’t hard to understand: heartache is imminent, success or not.
And isn’t heartache where it begins?
Into the great wide open…