Tom Petty died October 2, 2017, which prompted Rolling Stone
to publish Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs
wherein he put this one down to divine intervention. The uptempo, overtly commercial "Even The Losers" is the third track on the 1979 album Damn The Torpedoes
wherein it runs to 3 minutes 59 seconds. Petty married his first wife, Jane Benyo, in 1974, so if "Even The Losers" had any basis in fact, his broken heart had clearly mended by then.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2