47. "A Higher Place"
"It's a nice hopeful lyric," says Mike Campbell of the brightest-sounding song on Wildflowers. Petty sang all the harmonies, and Campbell garlanded the melody with swirling psychedelic guitar that recalls the Byrds and the Beatles. Petty's lyric has a mix of realism and optimism, like a more-experienced man's version of a youthful Sixties homily. "It took us two years to make [Wildflowers]," producer Rick Rubin said. "But it sounds like it was made on a weekend – the right weekend."