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Takes a Long Time
Stevie Nicks
The Other Side of the Mirror outtake


Lie down, and you fall face down
And you wonder why you must go on
Like the sound of your voices...
Well, if I had not heard
Your music in my life...
Well...
It takes a long time to forget things
Oh, yeah
Takes a long time...
It only takes a moment to remember
The song, it takes hold... of your heart...
And then part of your soul...
Oh, they part, but the song remains
The singer walks out...
You could have said, "Well I can't change the world"
But...
Oh, I can't change the world
And your heart cries out
Like the sound of your voice
Well, if I hadn't gone on...
It was my last chance to say
Have you been experienced
"And if so," well, she said it...
"Experience it again!"

Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan (1964)
Performed live by Roger McGuinn and Stevie Nicks


Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Take me for a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship,
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip,
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
I promise to go under it

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Though you might hear laughin', spinnin', skippin' madly across the sun
It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
And but for the sky there are no fences facin'
And if you hear vague traces of the skippin' reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time, it's just a ragged clown behind
I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a shadow you're
Seein' that he's chasing

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Think About It
Stevie Nicks
Acoustic demo version (1975 or 76)

Step into the velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dreams
Take on the situation but not the torment
Well, you know it's not as bad as it seems

Oh, honey I know you'd like to come away, but baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Anytime you think about leaving, think about what you know
Well think about it... think about it before you go

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that you'll go on forever, you're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Now your fortune is your life's love

Oh, honey I know you'd like to come away, but baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Anytime you think about leaving, think about what you know
Think about it... think about it before you go

Well, think about it... think about it before you go
You better think about it before you go
(You better...)
Think about it before you go
Oh, love it... ah, he says to love it
(Hey...)
Love it... ah, he says to love it
(Yeah...)
Love it... oooh, he says to love it
You better think about it before you go

Think About It
Stevie Nicks
Master reel to reels
"Reel #24, #8"
undated

Male Voice: This is take eight.
Shelly: ...out the door

Male Voice: 2...3...4

Step into
The velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dreams
Take on the situation, but not the torment
Now, you know it's not as bad...as it seems

Well, I know you'd like to come away
But, baby you can't come
Fortune is your life's love
Oh, and...
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well, think about it
Think about it before you go

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
You're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Now, your fortune is your life's love

Well...
Honey, I know you'd like to come away
But, baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa...and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know...
Well, think about it
Think about it before you go

And the heart says...danger
And the heart says...whatever
It is that you want from me
And, I am just
One small part...of forever
(forever)
Falling...
(falling)
Star...
(star)
Star...
Catcher

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
Cause you're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Your fortune is your life's love

Well...
Honey, I know you'd like to come away
But, baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa...and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know...
Well, think about it
Think about it before you go
Well, think about it
Think about it before you go

And the heart says 'danger'
(think about it, think about it before you go)
And the heart says 'whatever'
Oh...Oh...
(think about it)
Think about it before you go
(think about it before you go)
Oh...Oh
(think about it)
Think about it before you go
(think about it before you go)

Shelly: Most of the track...(?)
Male Voice: This is number nine.
Male Voice #2: It's alright with me.
Shelly: Ok

Male Voice: 2...

Think About It
Stevie Nicks
Master reel demo
"Take 10 false start", "Take 11 false start", "Take 12 false start", "Take 13 complete take"
5-23-81

Take 10 (false start)

Male Voice #1: 1..2..3..4

Step into the velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dreams
Take on a situation but not the torment
Now you know it's not as bad as it seems (fades out)


Take 11 (false take)

Male Voice #1: Ten
Male Voice #2: No, eleven
Male Voice #3: 2..3..4


Step into the velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dreams
Take on a situation but not the torment
Now..
You know it's not as bad as it seems

Well I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Fortune is your life's love
Oh and anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well, think about it
Think about it before you go

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
You're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Now
Your fortune is your life's love

Well...
Honey
I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well
Think about it
Think about it before you go

And the heart says danger
And the heart says whatever
It is that you want from me
And I am just
One small part
Of forever (forever)...
Falling...
(falling)
Star..
(star)
Star..
Catcher

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
'Cause you're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Now
Your fortune is your life's love

Well...honey
I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well
Think about it
Think about it before you go
Well
Think about it
Think about it before you go

And the heart says danger
(think about it think about it before you go)
And the heart says whatever
Whoa oh
(think about it think about it before you go)
Think about it before you go
Oh...oh
(think about it think about it before you go)
Think about it before you go

Take 12 (false start)

Male Voice #1: Twelve
Male Voice #2: 2...3...4


Step into the velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dream


Take 13 (complete take)

Male Voice #1: Thirteen
Male Voice #2: 2...3...4


Step into the velvet of the morning
Let yourself lay back within your dreams
Take on a situation but not the torment
Now you know it's not as bad
As it seems
Well I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Fortune is your life's love
Oh and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know

Well think about it
Think about it before you go

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
You're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Now
Your fortune is your life's love

Well...honey
I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well
Think about it
Think about before you go

And the heart says danger
And the heart says whatever
It is that you want from me
And I am just
One small part
Of forever..
(forever)
Falling...
(falling)
Star..
(star)
Star...
catcher

Even when you feel like your life is fading
I know that
You'll go on forever
Cause you're that good
Heartbreak of the moment is not endless
Fortune is your life's love

Well...honey
I know you'd like to come away
But baby you can't come
Your fortune is your life's love
Whoa and
Anytime you think about leaving
Think about what you know
Well
Think about it
Think about before you go

Well
Think about it
Think about it before you go

And the heart says danger
(think about it think about it before you go)
And the heart says whatever
Whoa oh
(think about it think about it before you go)
Think about it before you go
Oh...oh
(think about it think about it before you go)
Think about it before you go

This is My Cross to Bear
Stevie Nicks
Jam session demo


I know your hope is gone away
All I know is a rainy day
Baby come and run away
I know you've got something on your back
This is my cross to bear
This is my cross to bear

All of your hope is died away
Died off... died away
Yeah, you can go on any old day
'Cause you've got something on him
Oh yeah...
This is my cross to bear... bear
This is my cross to bear

Oh baby
Everyone is right now
There you go
You never know...
This is my cross to bear
Oh baby
This is my cross to bear
This is my cross to bear
This is my cross to bear
When you just don't care
This is my cross to bear

To you the song is always sad
I can't sleep and you can't hide
But I know if you look inside
You will find everything is alright
Yeah...
This is my cross to bear
This is my cross to bear
This is my cross to bear

Everything is alright baby
As if somebody cares
Even though you don't...
That's right...
This is my cross to bear
When you just don't care

You go and tell me lies
You told me it would be alright
You know that?
You don't know me no more...
As if somebody cares...
And now you're on your own...
To carry it all
As if somebody cares...
It's alright... it's alright
As if somebody cares...
I'll do alright
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
And don't run away...
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...

Oh, yeah
As if somebody cares...
Alright...
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
Oh, yeah
As if somebody cares...
You don't know what it's about
You don't have it anyhow
You gotta do it all by yourself
Cause you've got no one else

As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
And you got on the telephone...
As if somebody cares...
One more wrong number, baby
Uh-oh yeah, uh-oh,baby
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
As if somebody cares...
You do good, it's overlooked
And then I went home to nothing at all
As if somebody cares...
I call him my desperado,
Some call her the diamond-shattered
Look out my window
What can I do...

Thousand Days
Stevie Nicks
B-side to CD single Blue Denim (Europe 1994);
B-side to CD single Maybe Love (U.K. 1994); Enchanted 1998
originally transcribed by Michael Bise


Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
And it seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Still it seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...

...Came to me was to help me up the stairs
Stood at the top of the stairway,
You nearly dragged me down the stairs
"You've been asleep"
"Well, I've been asleep for how long?" she said
"Whoa, why do you question me?"
She said, "You never cared about time before, my friend"

You're not my friend, you're not my love
And this is something that you really can't discuss
And as all arch angels do
And as all arch enemies will finally do to you, too
Baby, I called... you called... did I call you...

Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...

Quiet now, songbird...
Oh,just for one night
Well, I know that you need to sing
And, oh baby, well, I know that you need to write
You live by the light of the moon
And I by light of desire
His first words...
"How many people are there with you now?"

Well, I can see the trouble
I expected a storm...
Well, I can see the trouble
The sun is here today...
Well, I requested a storm
But I like... some kind of
Time/Life edition, tradition, competition...
Being the only thing that I really have to remember
Well, the great singers and the great players

And if the sun warms the rain...
Puts out the sun
Well, he is on my mind... he's everywhere
And if he followed me home...
Would the sound of both of our voices simply disappear?
Well, I miss you now...

Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...

He laughs...
He has an attitude so I have an attitude, too
He knocks on the door next to the courtyard
Well, he frightens me so, I let him in
But I'm already, well, I'm already screaming
How can the greatest love come from the greatest pain?

And it seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...
Whoa...
Seems like a thousand days since you've been gone...

Thrown Down
Stevie Nicks
Trouble in Shangri-La demo


He fell for her again, she watched it happen
Every day, day by day...
But more important... night by night
She watched it all come into play
He held her hands, she listened to what he had to say

Thrown down... like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together

You said you're sorry, now you should walk away
But it's so overwhelming, you have nothing left to say
You can sit outside your door and wait...
You can dedicate your pain to him

Thrown down... like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together

Thrown down...
Like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her...
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together
That they should be together
That they should be together...
Thrown down...
Like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her...
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together

Oh, thrown down...
Oh, thrown down...
Thrown down... (thrown down)
Thrown down... like a barricade...

Thrown Down
Stevie Nicks
Trouble in Shangri-La outtake


He fell for her again, she watched it happen
Every day, day by day...
But more important... night by night
She watched it all come into play
He held her hands, she listened to what he had to say

Thrown down... like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together

You say you're sorry, now you should walk away
But it's so overwhelming, you have nothing left to say
You can sit outside your door and wait...
You can dedicate your pain to him

Thrown down... like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her
That he could be good for her
And that they should be together

He fell for her again, she watched it happen
Every day, day by day...
But more important... night by night
She watched it all come into play
He held her hands, she listened to what he had to say

Thrown down...
Like a barricade
Maybe now he could prove to her...
That he could be good for her
And they should be together
(Thrown down...)
About just how much he never really told her,
Thrown down...
Ooh, about how difficult it had been to be without her...
Thrown down...
Thrown down...
Thrown down...
Ooh, he fell for her again...
I watched it happen
Thrown down...
She watched it happen...
Thrown down...
She watched it happen...

Tied Up (In Promises)
Farrar/Ritenour
Wild Heart outtake


You keep me waiting...
I don't mind the waiting...
I don't wait for everyone,
This is a one-time situation
You say you need me...
Well, I believe you need me
So you're fooling no one...
This is a one-time situation

What does it matter?
Who's been taken in...
What does it matter?
Here's the opportunity...
Well, come and take it to the nth degree...
Holding back your promises...

Tied up in promises
Tied up in promises
You'll never be...
I don't wanna let you go...
Please don't make me let you go...

I get a feeling
I need to know the feeling
Something special going on...
This is a one-time situation
Take my affection
Give me no rejection
So lets do what must be done...
This is a one-time situation...

What does it matter?
Who's been taken in...
What does it matter?
Here's your opportunity...
Come and take it to the nth degree...
Holding back your promises...

Tied up...
Tied up in promises
Tied up...
Tied up in promises
I don't wanna let you go...
Please don't make me let you go...

Here's an opportunity...
Come with me to the nth degree...
Tied up in promises...
Tied up in promises...
So I keep you....
Tied up in promises...

The Tower
Stevie Nicks
Demo, 1980; appears as "Goodbye Baby"
on Fleetwood Mac's Say You Will (2003)


Don't take me to the tower...
And take my child away...
Twas I who was the hourglass
And sands of time like shattering glass
Went past me...
Like a tunnel to the sea...

And I who went to sleep in tears
Woke up in tears for all of the years...
And I had said goodbye before and then...
I said goodbye again...

And when you hold yourself and know that
There were two...
Now only you remain...
You'll close your eyes and travel back...
Through the time when the light went fading fast...
And the words you'll never, never forget....
As I slipped away...

Goodbye, baby...
Goodbye, baby...
Goodbye, baby...

Goodbye Baby/The Tower
Stevie Nicks
Master reel to reel demo
undated

Don't take me to the tower
And take my child away
'Twas I who was the hourglass
And the sands of time, like shattering glass went past me
Like a tunnel to the sea

And I who went to sleep in tears
Woke up in tear for all of the years
And, I had said good-bye before, and then
I said goodbye again

And when you hold yourself
And know that there were two
Now only you remain
You'll close your eyes and travel back
To the time when the light went...fading fast
And the words you'll never...never forget...
As I slipped away

Goodbye baby
'bye baby
Goodbye...baby
'Bye baby..
Goodbye...baby...
Bye baby...yeah
Goodbye baby
'Bye baby...yeah...

Stevie: The vel...

Tragedy of One's Own Soul
Stevie Nicks
Demo with Kenny G, The Other Side of the Mirror outtake


House is full tonight...
People are everywhere
There's a lot of people locked up
In locked rooms that we'll never see again
Not again to just get together
Not again to prove that we can still be there
Ooh, presentation of the tragedy of his own soul...

Well, it's hard to look into the
Tragedy of one's own soul
Because the very great part of you
Really knows how bad it was

I'll admit that I was back there nights ago
Funny about this love affair...
I have words with the music, but now it's the only thing
That pulls me back up by my bootstraps
That electricity...

Well, the house is full tonight...
People are everywhere
Well, there's a lot of people
Locked up in rooms tonight...
Many we'll never see again
Not again, not to just get together
No, not again just to prove we can
Still be there...
Sees this as a presentation of
The tragedy of his own soul

We don't have so very much in common, no
You don't have really very much to say
You tell me what is it that you are wanting
You just look at me with those eyes...
And we don't talk to eachother
Every day...
In fact, sometimes weeks go by
We don't speak...
And then something in the mail comes
She goes a little bit into shock
Will I see you tomorrow night...
He says, "I can't live like this...
I can't do it right"
I'll see you tomorrow night
Everything's just too good to be true
Nothing's going wrong...
I know when you wake up
In the middle of the night
It's just a bad dream, baby
Well, it was a nightmare
It started to be a fight
Just a bad dream, baby...

Tunnel of Love
Walter Egan
Stevie Nicks on background vocals
Fundamental Roll (1977)

Anytime you want me to do a little chore
Don't you know I'm waiting down at your back door
If you get a feeling that you think is fine
And you know your wish would soon be mine

Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, baby...take me for a ride
Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, mama...take me inside

Ooh, you're such a comfort...
Ooh, you're such a thrill
Ooh, the way you hold me
When you say you will
I'm like a volcano, ready to erupt
Baby, when you treat me to your sweet, sweet stuff

Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, baby...take me for a ride
Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, mama...take me inside

Dancing down the street to the tune in my head
Thinking of the nights spent in your warm bed
I'm anticipating, watching time go by
It's so stimulating, between your thighs

Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, baby...take me for a ride
Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, mama...take me inside

Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, baby...take me for a ride
Tunnel of love, tunnel of love
Ooh, mama...take me inside