Time to stand your ground…

Tom Petty, 66, was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital today after being found unconscious in his Malibu home. Various reports state that “he is clinging to life” after a heart attack.  On a long list of my Tom Petty favorites, “I Won’t Back Down” is my siren song.  Stand your ground one more time Tom.

Well, I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down
No, I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground



  1. Many reasons to begin to stand together and with collective strength stand our ground. From here on out we have no excuse for backing down….thoughts with Mr. Petty and all those needing support and courage to get through this day.

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  2. I am sorry to say that I read that he has passed away…RIP Tom Petty…our daughter cried.when she heard, she loves all the music that her folks listened to…I liked “America Girl” along with other tunes from his prolific work.

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  3. Of course you know first hand how you and Tom would quiet Rachel down from her endless colic – Learning to Fly and Free Falling were her favorites….great memories.

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  4. ❤ (

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  5. Timeless. My favorite was Mary Jane’s Last Dance. My last band played that and it was always a crowd favorite. RIP

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  6. For me… it is “Free Fallin”. My late husband, Mick and my late friend, Brenda would sing it every time they got… ahhh… to feeling no pain. 😉 Brenda and Mick are now raising hell in the nether world – they might welcome Tom but we would like to keep him with us a tad longer…

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  7. I can’t wait for this day to be over. 😦

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  8. A favorite ! Tom Petty will be missed

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  9. Saw him in Austin in May for his 40th anniversary tour. Awesome show. Great loss to great music, simple, clear, meaningful lyrics

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  10. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:
    Goodbye, Tom. Time to roll down the windows and blast your music again…

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  11. Sigh. It’s too much.

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  12. didn’t have time when you posted…but wanted to share what my son sent me via Facebook
    shared Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County’s post.
    October 4 at 11:55am ·
    Image may contain: one or more people
    oops, it didn’t transfer, but it’s a tribute to Tom…see if you can find it!


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