Sunday, May 15, 2005


(ED: And Betty when you call me, you can call me ED. Here's a short one from Twiggy, who may be the most poetic of us all, at least as long as I'm sober.

Take one part Stevie Nicks, add two parts relationship trouble, heat in an LA studio for several months, serve over a million-selling album that defined the new direction for the band.)


In 1975, I do believe, (ED: Yep. So says AMG) a simply little lady with a simple little message wrote what I think is the "best song ever" (among many). "Landslide" is a classic, no questions asked. From its poignant lyrics to its lovely guitar part, Stevie Nick's song is wonderful for people of all ages all around the globe to listen to and contemplate about.


Landslide - Stevie Nicks featuring Fleetwooad Mac


I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you get bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

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

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down.


This song is perfect for those of us experiencing the woes and authentic happiness of graduation anxiety. The song expresses that, either way, we will all live a mark in this world. Even though the message is metaphorically written in the "snow covered hills", it's simple and timeless. We're all changing...everday...and we're all afraid too. It's inevitable. Time does make you bolder and wiser, and children do grow into old hooligans, but we'll all leave something behind when we exit this weary world. Good or bad.

In conclusion, Stevie Nick's "Landslide" is one of my "best songs ever". Listen to it, ponder it, and absorb it. It's breathtaking.


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