1967 to 1995
November 30, -0001 in London
London, United Kingdom
Fleetwood Mac was formed in London, England in 1967 as a blues group. Within 10 years, the band had developed a pop/rock sound. The band’s namesakes, Mick Fleetwood (drummer) and John McVie (bassist) were the only constant members of the group, which also included Jeremy Spencer (vocals), Peter Green (guitarist), Christine McVie (piano), Lindsey Buckingham (vocals) and Stevie Nicks (vocals) over the years. The band reached fame with Fleetwood, McVie, Nicks and Buckingham in the late 1970s, which began declining in the late 1980s when the group started breaking up. The next few years saw a decline in the band’s fame, but the group was still playing international concerts in 2014 and 2015.
Stevie Nicks has already shared the story behind this song. She basically said that she was in Aspen and was left alone when Lindsey went to record and was in a moment of doubt, whether to continue with music or not because they were doing so much and winning so little and nobody liked what they did, so she was wondering if it was all worth it... she ended up deciding on a YES. I think at the time the song was for music itself. A sort of grieving music with the thoughts that she had about leaving music. But most people take it and get emotional because it's about leaving something or someone behind.
Dreams, expectations and reality are three different things. Dreams are deep down inside. They're what we hope that one day we'll have, still it's founded in reality. We choose certain memories and they become part of our dreams. Then as we live in the real world, some dreams crash down and we realize the harshness that reality has and that dreams might just be that. Here, she talks about her dreams being clouded by the loneliness she's feeling and she's basically asking for someone else to give her their dreams so that she can dream once again and mean it.