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Fleetwood Mac - Little lies (1987)

Identifier

021521

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Penguin lyric interpretation

The Rumours-era band reunited for the Tango In The Night effort in 1986/87, but they did not tour to support it.  This final album with Lindsey Buckingham (until The Dance) produced several hits, including Little Lies.

Little Lies isn’t necessarily a description of Christine’s love life at that time, but certainly there is an undercurrent of her breakup with ex-husband John McVie.  In fact, there was a conversation between Christine and John on the subject:

In a joint interview, John asked her sheepishly, "You writin' that about me?" , as if to say he still often feels as if her lyrics are concerning him. Her response (said with a chuckle) was, "No John...it's not our song!"  He laughed and said, "That's what I figured!"  There was a weird moment of awkwardness as he mumbled a few lines about how he doesn't know...he's just heard it.... then silence.  Very sweet but sad in a way. 

 

...... At the time she wrote Little Lies, Christine had just married Eddy Quintela.[she is no longer married to him]................

Christine’s songwriting is inspired by her own experiences, but she does not necessarily write her songs as literal reflections of them (unlike Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, who seem to put their diaries to music).  Christine often says that she steps into other people's shoes when she writes songs, so many are not about her personal life at all.

Additional notes

We do not think this was anything about Christine, it is her watching other people and seeing what they do to one another.

A description of the experience

fleetwood mac - little lies (1987)

If I could turn the page
In time then I'd rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes
But I couldn't find a way
So I'll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can't disguise
(You can't disguise, no you can't disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
Although I'm not making plans
I hope that you understand there's a reason why
Close your, close your, close your eyes
No more broken hearts
We're better off apart let's give it a try
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can't disguise
(You can't disguise, no you can't disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
If I could turn the page
In time then I'd rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes
But I couldn't find a way
So I'll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can't disguise
(You can't disguise, no you can't disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can't disguise
(You can't disguise, no you can't disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me, tell me lies)

The source of the experience

Fleetwood Mac

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Being left handed
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