Stevie Nicks Describes The True Meaning of “Landslide”
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“It Came Down To A Series Of Decisions.”
The real meaning behind Fleetwood Mac’s emotionally charged ‘Landslide’ has been hotly debated since its 1975 release. Was it about Stevie Nicks’ father? Was it about the ebb and flow of life? According to Stevie, the meaning is much simpler and much more personal: “I was tired of being poor, and I was tired of being a waitress,” she says, recalling she and Lindsey Buckingham only having enough money for food, with living in poverty putting a strain on their relationship.
The lyrics to ‘Landslide’ were born when Stevie was faced with the fear of losing everything for a dream.
‘Landslide’ is about the fear of everything coming crashing down and not knowing how you’re going to hold things together in pursuit of a dream.
This illuminating interview is a testament to the strength and fearlessness that Stevie Nicks possesses! When it came down to the wire, she fought her fear and channeled it into lyrics that became a legacy!