Released: October, 1989
I had planned on tackling Wrecking Ball ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5HQjUzDcrk It is such a magnificent song, and I’ve loved it ever since first listening to ‘Freedom’ upon release. But back in January, I wasn’t quite ready to revisit Wrecking Ball. Those original emotions had not stirred back up. And so, I sat on it and gave it another go this past week. This time, I was rewarded. near the beginning of this Forever Young blog series.
When I take a ride to Franklin these days, visiting family and friends still dwelling there, so much comes flooding back. Now, however, it’s more complex. There are the old memories of my youth, yes. But there are also recollections from that time of significant change in my life, when I was coming to the realization that……shit happens. The wrecking ball is inevitable, and how you deal with it becomes the ultimate definition of one’s character. But we need to save a space and time to connect with what was there beforehand, if only to get some closure. It may seem counterintuitive, but this helps to define our character too. Wrecking Ball appears to back this notion up.