A Musical Note: Stevie Nicks – The Edge of Seventeen

Ah, there’s the rub.  It’s the difference between the things you know to be true… and the things you can document are true.

In fact, the title of the song came from a conversation she had with Jane Petty (wife of Tom Petty), who had commented that she and Stevie met at the “age of seventeen”, but that Jane’s southern accent was so strong, Stevie heard “Edge” for age.

But enough blather.  Here is a song which commemorates both the death of Stevie Nicks’ uncle Bill, and that of John Lennon in 1980.

Listen, if you will, to:  The Edge of Seventeen.

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4 responses to “A Musical Note: Stevie Nicks – The Edge of Seventeen

  1. Send “Edge Of Seventeen” Ringtone to your Cell

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song …
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    whoo…whoo…whoo
    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo…baby…ooo…said ooo

    And the days go by….
    like a strand in the wind
    In the web that is my own…
    I begin again
    Said to my friend, baby…
    Nothin’ else mattered

    He was no more…than a baby then
    Well he… seemed broken hearted…
    something within him
    But the moment…that I first laid…
    Eyes…on…him…all alone…
    On the edge of…seventeen

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song …
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    whoo…whoo…whoo
    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo…baby…ooo…said ooo

    I went today…maybe I will go again…
    tomorrow
    And the music there it was hauntingly…
    familiar
    And I see you doing…
    what I try to do for me
    With the words from a poet…
    and the voice from a choir
    And a melody…nothing else mattered

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song …
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    whoo…whoo…whoo
    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo…baby…ooo…said ooo

    The clouds…never expect it…
    when it rains
    But the sea changes colours…
    but the sea…
    Does not change
    And so…with the slow…graceful flow..
    of age
    I went forth…with an age old…
    desire…to please
    On the edge of…seventeen

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song …
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    whoo…whoo…whoo
    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo…baby…ooo…said ooo

    Well then suddenly…
    there was no one…left standing
    In the hall…yeah, yeah…
    In a flood of tears
    That no one really ever heard fall at all
    Oh I went searchin’ for an answer…
    Up the stairs…and down the hall
    Not to find an answer…
    just to hear the call
    Of a nightbird…singing…
    come away…come away…

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song …
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    whoo…whoo…whoo
    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo…baby…ooo…said ooo

    Well I hear you in the morning…
    and I hear you…
    At nightfall…
    sometime to be near you…
    Is to be unable…to hear you…
    my love…
    I’m a few years older than you…
    are (I’m a few years older than you) my love

    Just like the white winged dove…
    sings a song…
    Sounds like she’s singing…
    ooo baby…ooo…said …(repeat)

  2. Wel, you’ve done it again. Taken me places I’v never been before. Don’t think you ‘want’ commentary, and it’s not needed. Lots of lyrical lyrics ‘speaking’ here…..Thanks again, Richard.

  3. Love Stevie Nicks. Here’s another one. Sara

    And speaking of Sara (in this case Sarah)

    Although I think I like Sarah’s single better, I do like this duet too.

  4. We saw Stevie Nick’s in concert years ago.

    She had a dressing room ON STAGE so she could run in, change, and be back on stage before the audience had time to miss her.

    Thanks, Rik.

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