Radio 75, side A, track 12: “The Waiting” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty - The WaitingOh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, I can’t tell you any memories of this song, but this is another one that I just somehow know.  I will say that I wanted to write a story based on the title of this song.  Well, not this title exactly. . .back in the day I wrote a few stories for my friend’s comic, “Green Piece, Galactic Detective”, a small press book about a lizard in a trench coat who solves crimes in outer space.  Most of the stories were my friend’s and I just added some dialogue, but there were a few originals I wrote myself.  They were pretty fun to write, and I typically didn’t come up with the story until I came up with the title, like “The Tears Of A Clone” (about a clone murder) and “You Only Herd The Ones You Love” (about interstellar cattle rustling).  One of the stories I never got around to was going to be called “The Wading Is The Hardest Part”.  I still don’t know what it would have been about.  Probably something about a swamp and then hijinks ensue.  Maybe some day I’ll get around to writing it.  You’re just going to have to wait, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I know how you feel about that.

lyrics to “The Waiting”

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