Make It Better (Forget About Me)

The Tom Petty Project

28-12-2022 • 18 mins

"It has lots of elements that I like but it definitely does feel a little cobbled together at times. The minor key changes and the sometimes awkward chord progression just feels very slightly off. And where Don’t Come Around Here No More and You’re Gonna Get It took the Heartbreakers into new territory in which they planted their flagged and owned the space, I just never feel like their living in the bones of this song, more wearing it like a light fall coat."


Check out the song here: https://youtu.be/JnH_3R8G8jU


Here's the live version from the '85 Wiltern Theatre gig that I referenced: https://youtu.be/jY38gv8_1t8


And here's the music video, which I didn't talk about at all. Because, basically, I forgot to! https://youtu.be/dnztiaAilWo


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All music, including the theme song, provided by my very best friend Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/

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