Beautiful child
Beautiful child
You are a beautiful child
And I am a fool once more

You fell in love when I was only ten
The years disappeared
Much has gone by since then
I bite my lip, can you send me away
You touch
I have no choice
I have to stay
Ooh, I had to stay
Ooh, I had to stay

Sleepless child
There is so little time
Your eyes say yes
But you don't say yes
I wish that you were mine
I wish that you were mine

You say it will be harder in the morning
I wait for you to say, just go
Your hands held mine so few hours
(I fell into love)
And I'm not a child anymore

I'm not a child anymore
I'm tall enough
To reach for the stars
I'm old enough
To love you from afar
Too trusting? Yes
But then women usually are

I'm not a child anymore
No, I'm not a child, oh no
Tall enough to reach for the stars
I will do
As I'm told
Even if I never hold you again
I never hold you again

Sleepless child
There is so little time
Your eyes say yes, but you don't say yes
I wish that you were mine (x4)



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"Beautiful Child" as written by Stevie Nicks

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  • +3
    General Comment:Is this song about Mick Fleetwood? Yes.
    Is this song about Lindsey Buckingham? Yes.
    Is this song about Don Henley? Yes.
    Is this song about the abortion she had of Don Henley's child? Yes.

    That's the tough thing about pinpointing the meaning of Stevie's song, particularly on Tusk. They are free-form thoughts on whatever was going through her mind at the time. Take them as you would an impressionist painting, or just soak up the mood. The song is beautiful no matter what it really means.
    leamancon March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Her lyrics send sivers up my spine. I just wish I knew who she writes her songs for.
    sweetpoeton April 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song is the story of my life

    its so beautiful and pure..
    Fleetwood Mac is amazing
    beautiful.disasteron April 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is just absolutely gorgeous. Stevie sings with such emotion.. her voice is untouchable.

    I gather that this song is about a woman who is having an affair with a man she can't have, and she knows this, but she just can't help herself.
    Aramintaon September 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song has it all: depth, the haunting voice, haunting melody. I think the whole Tusk album is underrated as a whole. :-(
    ferret111on November 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I found some very interesting stuff about this song on fleetwoodmac.net/penguin/interpretations/b/…. None of it confirmed, but it sounds very likely and well-informed.
    It was from a lyric interpretation board on the fleetwood mac website, fans.
    Apparently Stevie Nicks, who wrote and sings this, had a relationship, secretly- for a long time, since she was young, with Mick Fleetwood, who is much older than she is. Even the band didn't know.
    She partly wants to leave, but is not independent enough or loves him too much to leave.
    At the end of the song she is grown and independent, but still struggles with letting go of her dependence on him. I found it mentioned on wikipedeia as well.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)
    Other interpretation on the FM site was that, "She fell in love with someone beautiful, but immature (like a child). She feels like a fool for having fall in love with this man. This could also indicate that she fell in love easily throughout her life."

    musicalcureon March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Ive heard this song was written for Mick Fleetwood. Angel was written for him too. They were involved,then he met and married Stevie's friend Sara. (dumped poor Stevie) Guess Sara did'nt know the girlfriend code. Im wondering if Sara is about THAT Sara? Ive read somewhere that Stevie used the name Sara as an alias at times~like when she went in rehab under the name Sara. Welcome To The Room Sara from Tango in the Night is about that rehab experience.
    Wench098on January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is soooo beautiful. When I first heard it, I was like "OMG, I wish I made a song like that." Absolutely spectacular.
    ckm4everon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song takes me away when I hear it. I feel a part of it as corny as that may sound. I wish I knew the story behind this song. Amazing.
    Last_niteon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The begining almast makes me think it's about someone who had to grow up too fast, and now there's not much time left for her.
    byebyebirdie58on February 03, 2007   Link

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