The Waiting

Happy Friday!

What a week it has been!

The United States federal election continues to dominate the news, and the stress and tension are evident. I believe the ongoing pandemic adds to and complicates the anxiety of this time… we are facing numerous situations over which we have little or no control, but still we feel affected by them.

And the waiting continues…

“The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part”

(from “The Waiting,” by Tom Petty)

“The Waiting” was the lead single from the 1981 record, Hard Promises, by Tom Petty (1950-2017), and was a massive hit for him. It is a very popular song, and some high-profile artists including Linda Ronstadt and Natalie Imbruglia have covered it. And, cleverly, sports venues have used it during games when officials pause the game to review a goal or other play.

Tom Petty has appeared here on the blog before, with his song “Wildflowers” and his participation on a cover of George Harrison’s composition, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official music video for the song from the Tom Petty VEVO/YouTube channel:

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