Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams...

Hi friends

Since this is my last blog day, I decided to just mention a song that I have learnt to love, and hear whenever I feel down and out. This song has a history behind it, a fact I knew the instant I heard it. I hear many songs, but I can feel this one.The song is "Dreams", which was originally sung by the band "Fleetwood Mac", and later adapted by "The Corrs", which is the version that most people have actually heard.

The members of "Fleetwood Mac" were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording the album, named "Rumours". The drummer was going through a divorce, the bass player was separating from his wife, the keyboard player. The guitarist and the songwriter (Nicks) were ending their eight-year relationship. "We had to go through this elaborate exercise of denial, keeping our personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other", explained the guitarist.

As Nicks explained "I sat down on the bed with my keyboard in front of me. I found a drum pattern, switched my little cassette player on and wrote 'Dreams' in about 10 minutes. Right away I liked the fact that I was doing something with a dance beat, because that made it a little unusual for me".

“We had to go through this elaborate exercise of denial, keeping our personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other", said the Guitarist. Inevitably, their true feelings surfaced in the lyrics of the songs they were writing — most notable “Dreams.”

By the time “Dreams” was released, Rumours was already a platinum album, and Nicks’s song soared to No. 1 on June 18, 1977, quickly establishing itself as her signature track. The song was the only U.S. number one hit for the group, and remains one of their best known songs. “Sometimes you can get tired of singing a certain song over and over again,” she says, “but I have never gone onstage, either with Fleetwood Mac or in my solo shows, without singing ‘Dreams’. I don’t think I could.”

The lyrics of the song are here below:

Now there you go again
You say you want your freedom
Who am I to keep you down...down
It's only right that you should
Play it the way that you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had, And what you lost
Ooooh, say what you had, you know what you lost


Chorus:
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You will know


Here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself, yeah
It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of Loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had, And what you lost
Oooh, says what you had, you know what you lost

Chorus:
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You will know


Oh thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
You will know
Oh oh oh you'll know

Ciao.

5 comments:

Raghu V N said...

what do you mean by 'last blog day?'

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

Meaning the last day of my blog for the next 6 months :)

GinGer said...

hey i replied to ur comment on my blog do check it..please...
are you not going to write for next 6 months????why???

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@Neha: Just took a break... Well you finally got time to read my post :) I'll be back in September...

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