Lyrically- Landslide

   I’m going to start by saying music has been a dependable friend all my life, from the rock, raggae and RnB songs my mother raised us on, to the smooth jazz and soul I discovered much later. It’s nursed me through several heart cracks… My heart has been “broken” only once. It’s been there for me when I couldn’t even understand what I was feeling, soothing and calming, never judging or losing its patience at my inability to say the things in my hearts. Most importantly, it has never laughed at my dancing 😉

  I’ve talked about my love for the now rested series- Cold Case, several times here. Apart from the beautifully crafted stories (when I grow up, I’d write like that) I love the way they use music to frame each episode, first they use songs from the era the episode is set in. If the case is set in the 1960s, you’ll hear plenty Marvin Gaye, The Beatles etc…

  I first heard today’s song this year on Cold Case, and yes I cried at the song and the story. The song has been done by three groups and I have all three versions, my runaway favourite remains the original by Fleetwood Mac- those guys were the business! It was written by Stevie Nicks when she was faced with major crossroads at a point in her life, I think the song resonates with me because I’m seeing my crossroads ahead and a part of me wants to dig a hole in the ground and bury my head… Ostrich style.

  Like Stevie, I’m afraid of crashing down alone or changing with the times even though I’m no spring chicken. Somehow I wish I could go back to the time when my biggest problem was whether I wanted a toy gun or a doll for Christmas- I chose the gun. Enough of my feeble rantings, here’s the song- the original version. I’m listening to it as I write, would be nice if you download and listen too

“Landslide”
I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Till 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 changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
Oh, I’m getting older too

I take my love, take it down
I climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down, oh, oh
The landslide bring you down

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