This was one of Tom Petty’s final songs and it’s also one of his best. This somber song features Petty looking back on his own past and forgiving his father, with whom he had a difficult relationship while he was growing up.
The video was shot on location in Los Angeles and simply features a man driving while thinking about the past. Of course, in the video, that man is played by Sir Anthony Hopkins, who grew up not in Los Angeles but in Wales. However, Hopkins has spoken of having a similarly difficult childhood to Petty’s.
This video was directed by actor Sean Penn, who was a friend of Petty’s, and Samuel Bayer. Bayer has directed several music videos but will probably always be best known for directing Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.