Listen & Learn: Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac is a British rock band that formed in 1967.

Actually the only remaining original member is drummer Mick Fleetwood.

Soon after starting they added bassist John McVie.

They also added his wife, keyboardist Christine McVie.

Early 1970s, they had modest success.

However, some band members became tired and decided to leave the band.

Then in 1975 they searched for a new guitarist and found a young, talented, American guitarist, Linsey Buckingham.

He asked if his girlfriend Stevie Nicks could also join the band.

Fleetwood Mac agreed.

In 1975 the released their most famous album “Fleetwood Mac”.

However, they had many problems.

In 1977, the released an album ironically called “Rumours”.

That same year, Christine and John McVie became divorced、and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham broke up.

However, even with the relationship problems the band stayed together.

Then in 1983, the band decided to take a break and to try solo careers.

Among the band members, Stevie Nicks had the best solo career .

She became one of the most popular female singers in the 1980’s.

In 1997, the band reunited.

In 2006, I went to a Tom Petty concert and Stevie Nicks performed as a surprise special guest.

I was very drunk,

but I remember I was very happy.

I yelled ‘Stevie”.

Probably she didn’t hear me.

But for me it was a great memory.

 

 

“Dreams”                                         

Now there you go again


You say you want your freedom


Well who am I to keep you down


It’s only right that you should play it the way that you feel it


But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness


Like a heartbeat, drives you mad


In the stillness of remembering


What you had, and what you lost


What you had, and what you lost

 

Thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean you’ll know

 

Now here I go again, I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself
It’s only me who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell,
Dreams of Loneliness, like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had, And what you lost
What you had, oh what you lost

Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean you’ll know

Oh thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean you’ll know
You’ll know
You will know
Oh oh oh you’ll know

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“Little Lies”

 

If I could turn the page


In time then I’d rearrange just a day or two


Close my, close my, close my eyes

But I couldn’t find a way


So I’ll settle for one day to believe in you


Tell me, tell me, tell me lies

Tell me lies


Tell me sweet little lies


(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)


Oh, no, no you can’t disguise


(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)

Tell me lies


Tell me sweet little lies

Although I’m not making plans
I hope that you understand there’s a reason why
Close your, close your, close your eyes

No more broken hearts
We’re better off apart let’s give it a try
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies

Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies

If I could turn the page
In time then I’d rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes

But I couldn’t find a way
So I’ll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies

Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)

Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me, tell me lies)

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“Gypsy”

So I’m back to the velvet underground


Back to the floor that I love


To a room with some lace and paper flowers


Back to the gypsy that I was to the gypsy that I was

And it all comes down to you


Well you know that it does, well


Lightning strikes maybe once maybe twice


Oh and it lights up the night


And you see you’re a gypsy


You see you’re a gypsy

To the gypsy


That remains

She faces freedom
With a little fear
Well I have no fear
I have only love
And if I was a child
And the child was enough
Enough for me to love
Enough to love

She is dancing away from you now
She was just a wish
She was just a wish
And her memory is all that is left for you now
You see you’re a gypsy
You see you’re a gypsy

Lightning strikes
Maybe once maybe twice
And it all comes down to you
Oh oh well it all comes down to you
Lightning strikes
Maybe once maybe twice
Oh
I still see your bright eyes bright eyes
And I’ve always loved you
And it all comes down to you
It all comes down to you

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“Landslide”

I took my love and I took it down


I climbed a mountain and I turned around


And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills


‘Til the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky


What is love?


Can the child within my heart rise above?


Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides?


Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Mmm Mmm… I don’t know… Mmm Mmm… Mmm Mmm…

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing


‘Cause I’ve built my life around you


But time makes you bolder


Children get older

I’m getting older too

So…

I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I, I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older too…
I’m getting older too…

So, take this love, take it down
Oh if you climb a mountain and you turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring you down, down

And If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well maybe… The landslide will bring you down
Well well… the landslide will bring you down

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“Don’t Stop”

If you wake up and don’t want to smile


If it takes just a little while,


Open your eyes and look at the day,


You’ll see things in a different way.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,


Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,


It’ll be, better than before,


Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you’ve done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you don’t believe that it’s true,
I never meant any harm to you.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

Don’t you look back,
Don’t you look back.

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