Tom Petty – Love Is A Long Road … Full Moon Fever Week

This wraps up Full Moon Fever for the week. I hope you enjoyed it. I didn’t cover every song but we did get to quite a few. The other posts on this album are at the bottom.

This song I don’t hear much more…Love Is A Long Road is a song that I had forgotten about which got some airplay back in 1989.

This is one of the many songs that charted from Full Moon Fever. This song peaked at #7 in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks in 1989. Tom Petty and Mike Campbell wrote this song. This was the 5th single released from the album. Dave from “Have A Sound Day”  has a good post about this album.

How did Jeff Lynne meet Tom Petty about producing Full Moon Fever? Jeff said he was on Sunset Boulevard and saw Tom… Here is what Jeff said: “He beeped his horn and I kept thinking, ‘Who’s that?’”  “And it was Tom. ‘Hi, Tom!’ He said, ‘Pull over – I wanna have a word with you.’ He’d just been listening to George [Harrison’s album, Cloud Nine, which I’d just worked on, co-produced it, and he really liked it. He said, ‘Do you fancy writing some songs together?’ I said, ‘I sure do.’”

Free Fallin’

I Won’t Back Down

Runnin’ Down A Dream

Yer So Bad

The Apartment Song

Love Is A Long Road

There was a girl I knew
She said she cared about me
She tried to make my world
The way she thought it should be
Yeah we were desperate then
To have each other to hold
But love is a long, long road

There were so many times
I would wake up at noon
With my head spinning ’round
I would wait for the moon
And give her one more chance
To try and save my soul
But love is a long, long road

Yeah it was hard to give up
Some things are hard to let go
Some things are never enough
I guess I only can hope
For maybe one more chance
To try and save my soul
But love is a long, long road


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

17 thoughts on “Tom Petty – Love Is A Long Road … Full Moon Fever Week”

  1. thanks for the plug!
    A good song, like you said, not heard much these days. Not my favorite on the album but would be in the top half of my faves from it, and since we’ve already agreed there were no bad songs on it, that’s a compliment.
    What’s the next album for your extensive review, Max?

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    1. I don’t know Dave…You know I did the Springsteen album on the spur of the moment…it worked well and I saw your post on Full Moon Fever and I thought..hey that’s a good enough album to do 5 songs with… Not a lot of albums with that many good songs on it that are halfway known. I’ll be looking though…it’s fun. Hard finding info on a lot these though.

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    1. Hmmm…I just might. …It would probably be Harvest…I’ll check a few out.
      It’s hard finding info on the non hit songs but at least I know what songs I’m doing and not waiting til midnight thinking…what do I do? It does make for some excitement though.

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      1. It does help to know what you’re covering. Speaking of which, I totally forgot Novelty Song Friday last week and am just remembering it right now. 😦 I need to plan ahead.

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      2. LOL…I’m looking over the 100 best albums…to pick one…the problem I have is that I am so random…I’ve probably covered some songs from each. I got a great reaction from the Bruce and Tom albums so I’ll do it again.
        Of course Lisa…we have a captive audience right now.
        Novelty songs…some I like… Wildwood Weed, Spiders and Snakes…there are so many in the 70s alone.

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  2. Great stuff Max. I like that you went outside the box on a couple of tracks that weren’t the huge singles. I like reading peoples thoughts on that kinda stuff.

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    1. I appreciate it Deke…When I started blogging I did more but it’s so hard to find info on those tracks unless they or the Beatles or the Stones.

      If one person reads it and starts liking it… my mission succeeded.

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      1. It’s great stuff Dude. I enjoy kicking back after a day of work and after the family supper to chill out and get caught up on the blogs!

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      2. Thanks for reading Deke… if I comment too much just say… damn Max back the hell off! I have down time between calls at times… too much time!

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  3. O.M.G. I had completely forgotten about this one. I remember it, now. When it first started, it sounded like a Who intro…then, when he started singing, I was like “YEAH!” This one still sounds like hard-driving Heartbreakers…maybe its Campbell’s input. I LIKE this one. Thanks for the reminder. I need to download this one…or…do you have it?

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