"leather and lace" as written by and Nicks....
Is love so fragile
And the heart so hollow
Shatter with words
Impossible to follow
You're saying I'm fragile I try not to be
I search only for something I can't see

I have my own life and I am stronger
Than you know
But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door

Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace

You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I'd never want to leave
Sometimes I'm a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I'd get by

Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace

Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
But take from me my lace
Take from me my lace


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"Leather and Lace" as written by Nicks

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  • +3
    General CommentOriginally this was a Waylon Jennings and Jessi Coltier duet, which they both wrote together. However, with the country-folk-rock inspiration that Henley and Nicks brought to the song, I think this is a much better version. More edge to it, than the original. I agree, this is defiantly one of the greatest love songs of all time. Its so feminine, but a strong feminine. Then the masculine side I find is open & somewhat sensitive, which is also beautiful. A perfect balance. All together, the personas, the lyrics, the vocals, and the instrumental are all amazing. Her voice is at its best in this song. Love it!
    paigepeachon July 13, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy mother used to hold me and dance to this when i was a baby. THe song still effects me now that i am 18. It is a great song.
    zacsteron March 20, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've always loved this song. I was eating lunch with a woman several years ago that I met through a guy I 'fell' in love with. She and I met for drinks and this song came on. I immediately picked up a fork and used it as a microphone. She quickly followed. We both were obviously moved by the words. She then took off her wedding ring and showed me the inscription....I give to you my leather. Wonderful moment. Wonderful song.
    Boogson June 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of the best love songs ever. The lyrics are sensitive and touching without being the least bit sappy. The two voices are perfect for the song, and the music is beautiful in it's own right.

    Anyway, the lyrics seem to deal mostly with the fragile nature of the two people's personalities. The title Leather and Lace says it all. His love is like leather, thick and tough, masculine - like men themselves (hard muscles, hard.......elsewhere). Her love is like lace, soft and delicate, feminine - like women (soft skin, softer facial features and again, soft elsewhere).
    "Give to me your leather
    take from me my lace"
    Yet he shows quite a bit of sensitivity and lack of confidence ("Sometimes I'm a strong man, Sometimes cold and scared, And sometimes I cry") but knows that her love can help him get by. Whereas she seems to be of very strong character, and says so herself (I have my own life, and I am stronger Than you know"). She seems to appreciate his sensitive and fragile nature.

    they're not in love yet, but she can tell with an almost prophetic sense that they will be shortly - and will be forever.
    AndreAndreon January 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI had this song played at my wedding 27 years ago. I married a musician, so we also had Faithfully, by Journey. We hoped it would be good omens, and so far so good. We have been happily married the entire 27 years as of April 1, 2010.
    groovyleeon April 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just love this song and I could listen to it all the time. It's so beautiful and with Stevie's awesome voice she can make any song a hit in my eyes.
    fleetwoodfan11on October 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncredible song written by the GREAT Stevie Nicks! She wrote this song for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, in the 70's. She released it on her 1st solo LP "Bella Donna" in 81, as a duet with Eagles' singer DON HENLEY! INCREDIBLE SONG!!!
    BlueCrystalMirroron July 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a huge Stevie Nicks fan. I really think this is just one of the greatest love songs. Although I think it's supposed to represent a woman who might be a bit on the emotional side and wears her heart on her sleeve and a man who isn't as open about his feelings and tries to be a "tough" guy, I think it can be applied to almost any relationship. After all I think the song comes down to just finding that special someone. A truly touching song. I think it would make a great song to be played at a wedding.
    JamiesCryingon October 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust a great and moving love song
    plasmaHDon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, its beautiful.
    vampirebloodon August 31, 2007   Link

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