Song of the Day #3,641: ‘Takin’ My Time’ – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

It’s been almost nine months since Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest brought on by an accidental drug overdose.

One of the drugs, fentanyl, also contributed to the deaths of Prince and Lil Peep. This is certainly the only context in which Lil Peep’s name will ever be mentioned alongside those legends.

Today’s random Tom Petty song, from the 2010 album Mojo, is a scorching blues track with a lyric that takes on new weight in light of his untimely death.

Taking my time
I’m slowing down a little bit
Taking my time
Slowing down a little bit

Yeah when I was a young boy
Honey my fuse was lit
Yeah when I was a young boy
Honey my fuse was lit

Losing my way
To something stronger than me
Losing my way
To something stronger than me

Scares me to think about
What’s on the road after me
Yeah it scares me to think about
What’s on the road after me

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,641: ‘Takin’ My Time’ – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lil Peep is dead?!? I had no idea…who Lil Peep is…or was.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    LOL on the Lil Peep comment

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