Stevie Nicks Wrote A Song Just To ‘Haunt’ Lindsey Buckingham
Oftentimes, when some good music captures our soul, we usually search its meaning or lyrics after listening to it. We must admit, we usually do it when it’s a love song, a sad song or a song that we can easily relate to. It’s because we believe that the singer or the writer’s personal experiences greatly affects the song that he or she is writing.
Yes, it could be made out of imagination or inspired by true events, but the songs were never made out of nothing. Usually when a writer dedicates a song to someone, it is nothing but pure admiration; but the song “Silver Springs” is different. It is a song made to haunt her lover.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s relationship was a roller coaster that gifted the world with some timeless music. The two first crossed paths when they were teenagers in Palo Alto and bonded over their shared love of music. The pair began performing with each other when Buckinham’s bandmates in Fritz had left town to go to college, that’s when Nicks stepped up to join them.
However, the band didn’t get anywhere and the duo moved to Los Angeles. They soon became romantically involved, which led to forming the rock duo, Buckingham & Nicks. However, that love-in didn’t last forever, and when the call came to join Fleetwood Mac, they were on the verge of splitting up.
Their relationship started to fall apart just as they were making their opus, Rumours, and the album depicts the breakdown of their personal lives. In an interview with Billboard, Nicks said:
“We were sailing along on the highest wave. It was OK for a while, until it wasn’t. At the end of 1976, that’s when it just blew up.”
One song that didn’t make the album’s final cut is “Silver Springs,” a track wherein Nicks expresses her strong will to seek revenge upon Buckinham. You’ll easily feel that when you read the song’s lyrics that goes by, “I know I could’ve loved you, but you would not let me, I’ll follow you down ’til the sound of my voice will haunt you.”
Meanwhile in 2009, the singer revealed that she wanted Buckinham to suffer the same pain as her, but “It was me realizing that Lindsey was going to haunt me for the rest of my life, and he has,” the singer added. Even though they are no longer on speaking terms, “Silver Springs” is concrete proof of how much Buckingham meant to Nicks once upon a time.