Radio 72, side B, track 10: “Breakdown” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Breakdown - Tom Petty and The HeartbreakersOh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, here’s to hoping this is the first of many more songs from you that I’ll record off of BOB.  I can’t tell you if I’d ever heard this one before I recorded it off the radio.  I feel like I had to have.  I didn’t know this was your very first single until just now, though, and that it came out in ’76, making me a whopping 1 year old when it debuted.  It does make me yearn again for a time machine where I could go back with my trusty boombox and my laptop and record music off the radio when it was brand new.  I can picture sitting in my room just chillin’ along with this mellow song on a lazy Sunday afternoon and being excited I got a brand new song by a brand new band.  But this is as close as I’m going to get to traveling in time, and it’s all right.  It’s all right.

lyrics to “Breakdown”

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