Song of the Day #3,378: ‘No Reason To Cry’ – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Note: This Random Weekend SOTD was scheduled to run this Sunday. When I heard the awful news of his passing, I decided to move it up a week. I’ll give the man a proper remembrance at some point, but for now I’ll just run this blog entry untouched. I will say, this particular song selection is quite poignant in light of the news.

Here’s a lovely Random Weekend selection from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ 2010 album Mojo. It’s a great album that I rarely revisit, but should.

‘No Reason To Cry’ is another candidate for my “dead or dumped?” category. Is Petty bemoaning the loss of somebody who died or simply left him?

Either way, this is a nice ballad on an album that also features a lot of great bluesy rock.

All I’m wanting is to see you
And to hold you once again
And see the sun color your hair
And see the tall grass blow in the wind
Overcome me bitter sweetness
Put me under a magic spell
Overcome me all my sadness
Lead me on and wish me well

There’s no reason to cry
There’s no reason to cry
It’s alright

So overtake me my sweet lover
Let me kiss your honey lips
Could be the only thing that’s real
Could be when you get sad your memory slips

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,378: ‘No Reason To Cry’ – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    We came so close to seeing him in concert when we were in LA a few weeks ago. It now turns out those were his last shows. On the one hand, I am kicking myself for not having gone, but, on the hand, I suspect the shock and sadness of losing him would have been so much worse now had we gone.

    I have been a fan of Tom Petty for over 30 years. His music defines and enhances moments in my life. He will be terribly missed.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    So sad

  3. Peter says:

    Admittedly I’ve never been a real “fan” (the only album I own is “Anthology”, a best-of double CD), but I was stunned how much the sad news touched me. Then I realized that whenever I listen to one of his songs (radio, party, wherever) I am simply delighted. Over the years, since the early 80s! I bow to him thankfully.

  4. Amy says:

    I can’t quite get my head around the fact that he’s gone or how terribly sad that fact makes me. As Dana says, his music has been a meaningful part of our lives for three decades.

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