SLS: Silver Springs

Golden Gate Waterfall San Francisco
Golden Gate Park, SF

You could be my silver spring
Blue-green colors flashin’
I would be your only dream
Your shinin’ autumn ocean crashin’ 
Don’t say that she’s pretty 
And did you say that she loved you?
Baby, I don’t want to know

Thanks go out to Jim Adams, our tuneful host of Song Lyric Sunday. For this week’s theme, I chose “Silver Springs” by Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks wrote the song for the band’s 1977 smash hit album Rumors, and provides lead vocals, but instead it became the B-side for the single “Go Your Own Way.” Twenty years later, a live version of “Silver Springs” was released from their 1997 album The Dance. This version was nominated for a Grammy. (Info is from Wikipedia.)

Time cast a spell on you,
But you won’t forget me
I know I could’ve loved you
But you would not let me
I’ll follow you down
Till the sound of my voice
Will haunt you

Drama has always surrounded this song. Nicks’ inspiration for the lyrics arose from her breakup with fellow bandmate Lindsay Buckingham, and that alone may have caused the song to be tossed from Rumors, which upset her. Ironically, it was then paired with Buckingham’s side of their breakup story: “Go Your Own Way.” Next, Nicks got into a dispute with another bandmate Mick Fleetwood over including the song on her own 1991 album because he wanted to release it on a Fleetwood Album boxed set, which he did in 1992. However, a slightly longer ”Silver Springs” appeared on the 2004 remastered Rumors album and on Nicks’ 2007 album Crystal Visions, as well as the previously mentioned live version on The Dance.

The most important thing is that we, the public, get to enjoy this lovely song!

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6 responses to “SLS: Silver Springs

  1. Stevie Nicks really expresses her pain in this song and that may be the best way to handle a breakup. This song is so lovely, thanks for selecting it Paula.

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  2. You went for Silver instead of Gold😂 Both are excellent!!🥳🎶💃🏼

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  3. Great song! Never really appreciated Nicks’ voice but in this number, it’s perfect! I can see now why so many love her.

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  4. Love it! Looks so peaceful 😊

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