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Races are Run
Stevi Nicks
Buckingham Nicks 1973

So many different kinds of people
Trying to be the same...
"No way," baby
He said...
Baby there's no way
If we could start again
Well who knows...
Have we really changed?
Some say we have...
Reflecting our past
Who can say?
Who can say?

Races are run
Some people win
Some people always have to lose

Tell me I'm wrong...
I can't believe you
We tried a thousand times before
Rained on reasons
Kept us believing...
That there might still be more...

Races are run
Some people win...
Some people always have to lose

Real Tears
Stevie Nicks
B-side to single Two Kinds of Love (U.S.); B-side to cassette single,
12" single and CD single Long Way to Go (U.K. July 1989)


There was another girl,
She was much like you
She lived in the past
And had trouble with the future
Well, she walked with her head held high
And her hands held down at her sides

It was everything that I had not wanted...
There were reasons to be crazy

Make no mistake about it...
(The world got brighter, her eyes got bright)
Make no mistake about it
(She walked with her head held high
and her hands held down at her sides)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... those were real tears)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... I've always been unreal)

And you walk a thousand miles in a few weeks
And very little love exists
Through the rain and the fog...
In her always hanging mirror

It was everything that I had not wanted...
There were reasons to be crazy

Make no mistake about it...
(Her world got brighter, her eyes got bright)
Make no mistake about it
(She walked with her head held high
and her hands held down at her sides)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... those were real tears)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... I've always been unreal)

She takes a lot of time sometimes
It takes a lot of time to know her
She will disappear before you...
Right in front of your very eyes

Down through the years
She has accepted her life
With her hands held down in fear
Take a tear of a rose and push it into your hand
These are real tears...

Make no mistake about it...
(Her world got brighter, her eyes got bright)
Make no mistake about it
(She walked with her head held high
and her hands held down at her sides)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... those were real tears)
Make no mistake about it
(Make no mistake about it... I've always been unreal)

(Her world got brighter... her eyes got bright)
It was everything I had not wanted
(She walked with her head held high
and her hands held down at her sides)
Well, there were reasons to be crazy
And all reasons
Well, she was just like you
So she keeps them in her heart
She keeps them in her heart...

Rhiannon
Stevie Nicks
Buckingham Nicks live,
Birmingham, AL 1974

Stevie: Okay, this next song, is a brand new song, um
It's called 'Rhiannon,' which is a Welch (sic) female name...
Uh, I got it out of a book about a lady with two personalities, and I thought it was so fascinating, that I just had to write a song about her.
She's a little weird, but I hope you like it, 'cause it's brand new... (laughs) and don't play too fast!

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night,
And wouldn't you love to love her?
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight,
And who will be her master?

Once in a million years, a lady like this rises
"Rhiannon," you cry, but she's gone
Your life, it has no answer

Rhiannon, she's the cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
Takes to the blood like a fine skylark,
And when the sky is starless

All your life you've never seen
A woman take to the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night,
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight,
And who will be her master?

Once in a million years a lady like this rises
"Rhiannon," you cry, but she's gone
And your life has no answer
Your life, it has no answer

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Rich Old Lady
Stevie Nicks
jam session demo

Guess you've got yourself a rich old lady
Rich old ladies don't last too long
If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
She's your honey tree...
She's not me

I guess you kinda miss the kind of love
That glows in the nighttime
(Glows in the night)
No more glowing in your eyes
In the midnight... midnight
If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
Please don't punish me...
Baby, please not me

If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
She's your honey tree...
She's not me
I don't want to be alone... she's asleep
I'm your honey tree...

Hear you've got yourself
A rich old lady
But rich old ladies don't last too long
But if this is the way that you feel,
Then take her money
She's your honey tree...
She's not me

I don't wanna be alone... while she's asleep
I don't wanna be alone...
She's your honey tree...
And she's not me
She's not me...
Baby, she's not me...

Rich Old Lady
Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna demo

Rich old ladies don't last too long
Those kind of women get so frail with the night
Those kind of women get so frail with the night time
Telling you what time to be home

I guess you kind of miss the kind of love
Glows in the night time
No colored lights dancing in her eyes
Midnight, midnight

If this is the way you feel, then take her money
She's your honey tree
Baby she's not me

I don't want to be with you
When she's asleep

I guess you kinda miss the kind of love
That glows in the nighttime
No colored lights dancing in your eyes
Midnight, midnight

If this is the way you feel
Take her money
She's your honey tree
She's not me

I don't wanna be with you
She's asleep
ooh, be with you
She's asleep

Hear you got yourself
A rich old lady
Well, rich old ladies don't last too long
Those kind of women get so frail with the night time
Telling you what's right...what's wrong

I guess you kinda miss the kind of love
That glows in the night time
No colored lights dancing in her eyes
Midnight, at midnight
If this is the way that you feel
Take her money
If this is the way that you feel
Take her money
She's your honey tree
She's not me

Do do do do...
I don't want to be with you
She's asleep
I guess you kind of miss the kind of love
Glows in the night time

That is the way you feel
Take her money
She's your honey tree
She's not me
I don't want to be with you
While she's asleep

Do do do do....
Do do do do
Do do do do ....

Rock a Bye Baby
Stevie Nicks
Rock a Little outtake


Rock a bye baby...
(Rock a bye baby...)

Now I understand...
(Rock a bye baby)
What you want...
With you in my life...
Now I understand,
I can't do my work
He says, "she's going now, she's going back..."
(Rock a bye baby...)
Oh, she'll be gone at least a year...
He knows if he asked her not to go,
She wouldn't go...
But it's better for her, he says

Rock a bye baby...
My baby...
Rock a bye baby...
Ooh, well there isn't time
And you can't save me,
Don't cry, baby...
My baby...
(Rock a bye baby)
Say goodbye, baby
When you cry...
There isn't time

Rock a bye baby...
It's my baby
Ooh, every time...
Says, "you can't save me..."
Ooh, don't cry baby

Rock a bye baby...
Say goodbye...
But don't cry, baby
(Don't cry)
Don't cry...
Say goodbye...
Well, I guess you can't save me
It's my baby every time...
Ooh... rock a bye

Downstairs the big old house is mine
Ooh, gather the love...
And say goodbye
Outside... the world still laughs and cries
Upstairs... the stars still shine
(Rock a bye)
Then say goodbye, baby...
Laugh and shine,
Goodbye...goodbye, baby
Rock a bye...
Rock a bye, baby...

Rock a Little
Stevie Nicks
Piano demo with Mick Fleetwood on drums


(Stevie to Mick: "Oh, come on...")

So says the moon...
Still rock a little
Just like the sea...
Just like me
Sometimes it rages...
And I rock a little
Just like the sea...
It was just like me

Rock a little...
(Stevie to Mick: "This is about the house shaking, Mick...
'Cause it, like, shakes the whole place, right? And everybody
thinks it's the big EQ every time... today, it was...")

Say...I do not walk away...
Say I do not walk away...

So says the moon...
And I rock a little
Just like the sea...
It was just like me

Sometimes it rages...
And I rock a little
Even when I'm calm...
Still rock a little

("Alright, we're changing here, and...")
Orchids, and hours of waiting...
Just to meet you...
Power, so strong and so fleeting...
And I say, I do not walk away
Say I do not walk away...

So says the moon...
And I rock a little
Just like the sea...
It was just like me

Rock Sugar
Rob Grill
Uprooted 1979
Stevie Nicks supposedly on background vocals
(This song is said to be written about Stevie, and she is
credited only as "Rock Sugar" on the album)


Rock sugar...
(This is it)
Tiny dancer
Yeah... moving right through the night
Little mama... she's a tiny daughter
Yeah... making it look so nice

Little lady, sugar lady
How come you look so sweet?
You seem to be
Everything I need...

Rock sugar
Dance your blues away
Rock sugar...
Take it away
(Take it away...)

Slow moving...
Yeah, she's slow grooving
Never holds back at all
And you're a dancer
You're born to be there
Dancing across the floor

Little lady, sugar lady
How come you look so sweet?
You seem to be
Everything I need...
Rock sugar
You're dancing through the night
Rock sugar
Won't you make it seem so right?
(Making it seem so...)
Rock sugar
Dance your blues away
Rock sugar...
Take it away
(Take it away...)

I wish you'd stop avoiding me
Every time I try to talk with you
Dancing's got to be the key
Dancing...
Dancing, dancing, dancing

Rock sugar
Dancing through the night
Rock sugar
Mama, you're making it seem so right
(Making it seem so)
Rock sugar
Dance your blues away
Rock sugar...
Take it away
(Take it away)

Rock sugar
Dance your blues away
(Dance your blues away)
Rock sugar
Take it away
(Take it away)
Yeah...

Take it away...
Take it... take it... take it away
Oh, you take it away
Take it... take it... take it away

Rock sugar... rock sugar...

Rosanna
Tom Snow
Background vocals by Stevie Nicks
Tom Snow (1978)


Rosanna, Rosanna
You walk into the room and I'm a helpless soul
I'm fumbling and I lose control

Rosanna, Rosanna
You scare me girl, you tear me down
Like stagehands break a play's last stand

I sing these words with diffidence
And know they make no difference
To you who lives in confidence
But if they should by some great chance...
I love you

And I feel like I'm going down
In a universe of silent sound and intense light
And the light's too bright and the silence deafens me
When I call your name
And I call your name

Rosanna, Rosanna, Rosanna

You feel me so completely so
My life begins each time with you
But you can't see me, can you?

Oh, but I feel like I'm going down
In a universe of silent sound and intense light
And the light's too bright and the silence deafens me
When I call your name

Rosanna, Rosanna, Rosanna

It's a solitary passion play
That ends everytime when you walk away...
Rosanna, I love you

Running Through the Garden
Stevie Nicks
Outtake, 1992
Appears on Fleetwood Mac's Say You Will (2003)


Until she herself...
Became the deadliest poison
As she grew older
Until she herself
Became just as fatal
As her garden...

So you run toward...
What you know is wrong
But there are too many flowers...
To cut down
With all the love that I have for your life
With all the love that I have for your life
Don't trust her...

Never did I mean to imprison you
Here in my garden
Like I am imprisoned
Never did I mean to imprison you
Here in my garden
Like I am imprisoned

Until she herself
Became the deadliest poison
As she grew older
Until she herself
Became just as fatal
As the garden

So you run toward
What you know is wrong
But there are too many flowers...
To cut down
With all the love that I have for your life
With all the love that I have for your life
Don't trust me...
Never did I mean to imprison you
Here in my garden
Like I am imprisoned
Never did I mean to imprison you
Here in my garden
Like I am imprisoned

Never did I mean to imprison you
(Running though the garden)
In my garden
(Running through the garden)
Straight toward...
(Running through the garden)
There are too many flowers to cut down
(Brilliant colors)
With all the love that I have for your life...