Song of the Day #3,897: ‘You and I Will Meet Again’ – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers

My #8 album of 1991 belongs to the late, great Tom Petty, recording as he so often did, with The Heartbreakers.

Into the Great Wide Open was the follow-up to 1989’s Full Moon Fever, and can’t help but pale in comparison to that all-time classic. But this is still a very good collection in the same smart Byrds-ian pop-rock vein as its predecessor.

Singles ‘Learning to Fly’ and the title track both reached the top ten, but the record’s best songs are the deeper cuts. Today’s SOTD is a nice one that takes on a whole new poignancy in light of Petty’s untimely death.

You and I will meet again
When we’re least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face

I won’t say goodbye my friend
For you and I will meet again

I heard you singing to no one
I saw you dancing all alone
One day you belonged to me
Next day I just wouldn’t know

One day all the rules will bend
And you and I will meet again

I’ve got a feeling
I’ve got a feeling so strong
Maybe someday our paths will cross

A red-winged hawk is circling
The blacktop stretches out for days
How could I get so close to you
And still feel so far away?
I hear a voice come on the wind
Saying you and I will meet again

I don’t know how, I don’t know when
But you and I will meet again

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,897: ‘You and I Will Meet Again’ – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Still hard to believe Petty is gone. So sad!

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