And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills 'Til the landslide brought me down
This is one of our favourite Fleetwood Mac songs (and there are many) because the meaning behind it really resonates with us. Stevie Nicks wrote ‘Landslide’ three months before joining Fleetwood Mac. At the time she was working as a waitress, and her and Lindsey Buckingham were really struggling financially. In interviews, she elaborated that her fear of failing and being poor were really taking a toll on their relationship. But Landslide is about more than just her questioning her relationship with Lindsey. In an interview with Arizona Living Magazine in 1983, Stevie talks about how the song is partly about her father questioning her path as musician.
“I was also trying to make some decisions. You know, If you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills...I was trying to figure out what I was going to do. I wasn't making it big in the music business. I was confused. He told me I should give it about six months and I kind of agreed with him...” – Stevie Nicks
Definitely as musicians, this hits home. The creative path is a long, winding road. Sometimes you do question whether you are wasting your time, and should you just pack it up and call it quits. Over the years, we have had our own doubts and struggles. Luckily, our drive is stronger than our doubt! Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat (I don’t know who’s quote this is, but it’s a keeper 😉). I firmly believe that if you ever want to succeed at a goal or dream, you have to keep plugging away until it is a reality…because you never know if that break is just around the corner and you didn’t hang in there for that extra mile.
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