Into The Great Wide Open

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…


4 thoughts on “Into The Great Wide Open

  1. Many thanks. And yes, a most deserving artist. Petty is ridiculous.

    Thanks for reading, and commenting.

    John Clore

  2. hey John! ya know when this song came out i was like 12. it was the first time i heard Tom Petty and knew who Tom Petty was. i love this song and how true it is. it makes me wonder tho, about the artists these days that actually “make it.” never has the music industry been so bogged down with noise pollution like it is today. seems we have to dig down deeper and deeper to find gems like Petty. but these rare gems are even more precious for the hunting.

    keep up the good work!

    • Thanks always, Delaney. And I couldn’t agree with you more. There is no question that “making it” today is tougher than ever. I continue to be amazed at just how many creative types continue to pursue the dream. It’s pretty remarkable.

      If you ever have any topics you’re interested in, I’m constantly looking for new stuff to cover. Let me know.

      Thanks again.

      John Clore

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