"If I had my life to live over/I would never dream/I will live alone/Yes, I will live alone," Nicks sings bitterly in "Planets of the Universe."
That lyric, as the singer explains, was actually written back in 1976, when she was breaking up with fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham. "That was a huge statement for me to make, a very harsh thing for me to say," Nicks explains. "It was just for six months [that I felt that]. I was depressed about love. The song was written when we were recording 'Rumours' in San Francisco. I was tired of the city and very, very angry at Lindsey. How strange and funny, though, that I have lived alone all that time since."
She says she has no regrets about not putting down roots with children. "There are lots of children in my life," she elaborates. "I have a niece who's 10. Lindsey has two kids — amazingly enough. All my rock-star friends have babies. I don't feel like the world is going to curl up and die if I don't have a child."