You Don’t Know How It Feels

We’re all quick to judge people, whether they cut us off in the fast lane, or don’t hold a door open for us as we’re heading out of the grocery store. But we don’t know what that person is going through, emotionally, psychologically, physically. That disconnect is amplified a hundredfold when it’s in the context of a famous person. Wealth and stardom and all the trappings of comfort don’t mean much when if your marriage is falling apart. So “You don’t know how it feels to be me” shouldn’t be viewed as a dismissive wave of the hand, it should be viewed as an invitation to empathy.

This episode includes a conversation about Wildflowers with special guest, Russell Mark.

If you want to listen to You Don’t Know How It Feels before the episode, you can find it here:

If you’d like to listen to that home demo version, with the alternative lyrics in the second verse, you can find that one here:

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All music in this episode was played by me on my trusty old Korg X3!

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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”.

Producer: Kevin Brown

Executive Producer: Paul Roberts

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