Time to Move On

On certain days, I think “Time to Move On” is the best song on Wildflowers, on other days, other songs take that honour. It’s a song that resonates with so many people because it gives us that glimpse into someone finding freedom, if not exactly peace.

Despite being the fourth most streamed song from Wildflowers on Spotify, “Time to Move On” was not played live very many times. In fact, on setlist.fm, it comes in tied with Swingin as the 58th most played song in Tom’s catalogue, behind tracks such as Drivin Down to Georgia and Melinda, which were never originally released as studio tracks. But Time To Move On has cult status among Petty fans as being another phrase that’s used as a show of support for someone who has had some sort of pivotal event happen in their life and is at a crossroads of one kind or another.

This episode includes a conversation with Janet Lovell, who is one of the admins on the Tom Petty Nation Facebook group.

If you want to listen to Time to Move On before the episode, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/pDPq1QbGAAk

If you’d like to listen to one of the few times this song was performed live, from the Wildflowers & All the Rest boxset, you can find that here: https://youtu.be/aPV745BKtr8

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A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, “Conversations with Tom Petty”, this podcast wouldn’t be nearly as much fun to research. And further thanks to Warren Zanes for his outstanding book “Petty, the Biography”.

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Executive Producer: Paul Roberts

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