We're settling into September by saying buh-bye to Summer and eager to welcome in the Fall season. Recently, I've been smacked in the face with a few unfortunate situations brought to you by Mercury In Retrograde! :) To cope with them, I've been streaming calming songs from our Mercury In Retrograde playlist such as "Tears Of Rain" by Greta Van Fleet, "Beautiful" by Eminem, and "Alright" by Charlotte Sands.
I've also been spending some time on Tik Tok lately (where I gather vegetarian meal ideas, watch concert videos + motivation for daily routines) and my for you page has been FILLED with videos of people singing along to "Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac, or the actual live performance of the song by the band. After hearing the audio about five times, I found it stuck inside my head a ton recently.
As the classic track was written by Stevie Nicks and debuted in 1977, "Silver Springs" was originally intended to be on the band's most known album Rumors, but ended up becoming a B-side to the hit "Go Your Own Way." The song is about Stevie's perspective of the ending of the romantic relationship between her and lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.
I wrote "Silver Springs" about Lindsey. And we were in Maryland somewhere driving under a freeway sign that said Silver Springs , Maryland. And I loved the name...Silver Springs sounded like a pretty fabulous place to me. And 'You could be my silver springs', that's just a whole symbolic thing of what you could have been to me. - Stevie Nicks
With spellbinding lyrics such as "You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you" illustrates how incredible of a songwriter Stevie Nicks is. The all-too-relatable lyrics, swaying melodies and captivating harmonies, it's remarkable to see an entire new generation clinging to this song - thanks to the help of Amazon Prime's Daisy Jones & The Six.
Stevie told Rolling Stone in 2009 that writing "Silver Springs" was her realizing that Lindsey was going to haunt her for the rest of her life and he has. She also believes the song might do the same for him as well.
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