Tom Petty wrote this song with his long time writing partner Jeff Lynne. Tom was sick when he was in the studio recording the album. George Harrison, lead guitarist of the Beatles, went to the store and bought a ginger root, boiled it and had Tom stick his head in the pot so that the ginger steam would open up his sinuses and he’d be able to sing long enough to record the song. The inspiring chorus of the song -“Well I know what’s right, I got just one life in a world that keeps on pushin’ me around but I’ll stand my ground, and I won’t back down.” The messages behind the lines are no matter what difficulty or oppression you face, then you must keep moving on and never give up. We must always stand up for what we believe in because we only live once and in order to get the most out of life we should always stay true to ourselves.
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