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Fleetwood Mac - Storms

Identifier

021533

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Penguin lyric interpreter

Most of the opinions are that this song is about Stevie and Lindsey and their struggles. On the other hand, there are many lines that definitely point to the tumultuous relationship with Mick, which I believe due to the time it was written is really what she was eluding to.  

The first three verses of this song are solely about lust and emotion.

"Every night that goes between, I feel a little less" refers to the fading of the newness of the relationship with Mick. ............. Lust was definitely an issue with Mick. Sometimes lust can be a very powerful - well - thing, for lack of a better word.  I don't know if it's an emotion, since it's physical. It certainly evokes emotion afterwards.  Stevie was probably in lust with Mick.  Years of friendship that culminated in a sexual liaison probably filling a void of curiosity and physical need at the time of the tour.  "A deadly call inside" could also be the fact that she knew it was wrong but went with it anyway.

The "I did not deal with the road" is definitely a tour reference.  She was on the road, having an affair with Mick, still dealing with the fallout of her relationship with Lindsey and did not deal with any of it except to go with her physical needs.  She stayed in her own world and made it through.

"I've always been a storm" is a reference to the fact that she has never dealt with anything calmly.  Therefore "I've never ever been a blue calm sea" is so fitting in her dealings with these men.  

"So I try to say goodbye, my friend" says that since she knows being together is impossible, she'll leave him with the memories of the lustful love they shared.

The line "I should have known from the start, I'd be the broken hearted" is saying that she really knew that the relationship with Mick was doomed from the beginning.  Yet, she was drawn to him and couldn't help herself.  

There are many avenues that could be strolled down in interpreting this song, but given the fact that it was during the Tusk tour time capsule, this interpretation seems to be the most valid.

A description of the experience

Fleetwood Mac - Storms

Every night that goes between
I feel a little less
As you slowly go away from me
This is only another test

Every night you do not come
Your softness fades away
Did I ever really care that much?
Is there anything left to say?

Every hour of fear I spend
My body tries to cry
Living through each empty night
A deadly calm inside

I haven't felt this way I feel
Since many a years ago
But in those years and the lifetime's past
I did not deal with the road

And I did not deal with you, I know
Though the love has always been
So I search to find an answer there
So I can truly win

Every hour of fear I spend
My body tries to cry
Living through each empty night
A deadly calm inside

So I try to say goodbye, my friend
I'd like to leave you with something warm
But never have I been a blue calm sea
I have always been a storm

Always been a storm
Ooh, always been a storm
I have always been a storm

We were frail

She said
"Every night he will break your heart"
I should have known from the first
I'd be the broken hearted

I loved you from the start
Save us
And not all the prayers in the world
Could save u

The source of the experience

Fleetwood Mac

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