Steve Winwood and Tom Petty - “Can’t Find My Way Home” - Live 2014


Can‘t Find My Way Home, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & Steve Winwood, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; September 15th, 2014; Hypnotic Eye Tour; Blind Faith Cover



Winwood wrote this and sang lead. Many critics noted that Blind Faith sounded a lot more like Winwood's old band Traffic than Clapton's Cream, which is what Clapton was going for.

Clapton played acoustic guitar on this track, which is something he rarely did. In his previous group, Cream, he played long, intense solos, something he wanted to get away from with Blind Faith.

The album was released in the UK with a cover photo of an 11-year-old girl named Mariora Goschen. The cover photo because as famous as the album itself, since it showed Goschen naked and holding a model spaceship (a different cover with a band photo was used in the US and for stores that wanted an alternative in the UK).


Bob Seidemann came up with the concept and took the photo, which represents humankind's relationship with technology (this was when the mission to put a man on the moon was big news). The band wasn't yet named, and when Seidemann took the photo, he called it "Blind Faith." Clapton decided that should be the name of the band.

Clapton sometimes plays this at his concerts, with a member of his band singing. His bass player Nathan East would often sing it.



Lyrics


Come down off your throne and leave your body alone Somebody must change You are the reason I've been waiting so long Somebody holds the key But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home Come down on your own and leave your body alone Somebody must change You are the reason I've been waiting all these years Somebody holds the key But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home But I can't find my way home But I can't find my way home But I can't find my way home But I can't find my way home Still I can't find my way home And I ain't done nothing wrong But I can't find my way home