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Landslide

Rock icon Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac wrote this song, Landslide, in 1975. I was 13. A boy in junior high school. I remember the song, liking the sound of it. I remember the band. I remember the album cover.
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As it is with many of us aging, the music of our younger days takes on added meaning later in life. Sometimes as comfort. Sometimes as, “Oh, now I get it.” Sometimes as just plain fun.
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Landslide is one of those songs for me. Now I listen to the digital music downloaded to my phone.
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I love the lines, “Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through he changin’ ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life. Mmm, I don’t know.”
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Whatever the changes any of us face, there is often association to wonder of our individual and collective capability. And the becoming aware of how the moments of our stories, our lives, weave to broader arc.
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It’s human to reflect. And to make sense. And to change. With and without others.
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Glad for this bit of music now making more meaning.
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Landslide.
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I took my love, I took it down
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 through the changin’ ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Mmm, I don’t know.
Oh, I don’t know.
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Well, I’ve been ‘fraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m gettin’ older, too
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Well, I’ve been ‘fraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m gettin’ older, too
I’m gettin’ older, too.
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Ah, take my love, take it down
Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
Oh, the landslide will bring it down
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One Response to Landslide

  • I’ve loved this song since 1975 when I was 13 as well. Seems really sad as I read it now. I just want to keep seeing our reflections in the snow covered hills…gliding down on skis, sun streaming, crisp wind.

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