Stevie Nicks: For What it's Worth Meaning
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For What it's Worth Lyrics
I got to sing, I got to dance
I got to be a part of a great romance
Still forbidden, still outrageous
Only a few around us knew,
but no one said a word,
It was contagious
Looked out the window, we watched the cars...
anonymous Sep 16th, 2018 9:10am report
In one interview, she says it's about my friend the drummer, in another "it's not Mick Fleetwood, that leaves Don Henley.
"In For What It's Worth, Nicks sings about a "forbidden romance that saved my life". It's not about Mick Fleetwood, she says. Rather, it refers to someone who stood by her in 1995, before the release of Fleetwood Mac's live album The Dance and after her stint in rehab for Klonopin.
It was "not a good time... I was freaked out. In rehab, when you're leaving, the last thing they say to you is, 'Don't get married, don't sign contracts, don't buy a house, don't sell a house. Nothing heavy.' Because your judgment is impaired. You're a shell. And you need to go out there and find out who you are, not on tranquillisers.
"So you walk out into the world and you are a different person. And we were going on a tour and I was terrified. Terrified. And this person just sort of hung with me through that tour and buffered me from the world. And he did save my life."
During an interview she explain that the song it's about regret , I guess looking back to all the madness during fleet wood a Mac years, the romance but it's about her best friend dying of leukemia and after she died, three months later she married her best friend husband. Which she thought it was her duty to take care of him and the children, Onviously that didn't last.
It's a beautiful song about love, regrets, turnmoil, disappointment but mostly about her regrets as she looks backs.
anonymous Sep 12th, 2013 9:09am report
well as we who are Stevie Nicks fans all know she writes some awesome "deep" lyrics... i agree it would be so hard to know who it was... we may never know and can only assume... all names given played huge roles in her life... even joe walsh.. and many more... just hard to figure out but as i stated above all stevies lyrics are strange and leave you wondering .. shes one amazin' lady and i love her music and her song writing... guess unless she herself reveals it we keep guessing!! rock on Stevie with your "Wild Gypsy Heart"...(btw i love the song and the video...)
Possum1972 Jan 13th, 2012 1:19am report
In my romantic heart, I like the thought that it is Mick Fleetwood. The whole 'you saved my life, I won't forget it' may refer to any of her men. I even like to think, just maybe it might be Lindsey Buckingham...I know, I know it's a bit corny to think that but, if she is never going to tell us who the guy is then anyone can read anything into her lyrics.
I mean, Lindsey did get Mick Fleetwood to take both Stevie and himself into Fleetwood Mac. Where would Stevie have been without this generosity?? Just putting the thought out there folks xx :)
anonymous Jan 12th, 2012 1:25pm report
that or Mick fleetwood!!!! and "left my girlfriend" is this inferring to the ultimate ultar ego of her and Sara another past flame created over her will to be like another of mick's past girlfriends???
anonymous Oct 31st, 2011 10:08pm report
Interesting to note that she sings that "if I left my girlfriend" so perhaps the romance was about two women, and in that way forbidden.
anonymous Sep 21st, 2011 9:23pm report
I think she is singing about Don Henley.....
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