She broke down and let me in
Made me see where I've been

Been down one time
Been down two times
I'm never going back again

You don't know what it means to win
Come down and see me again

Been down one time
Been down two times
I'm never going back again



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  • +2
    General Comment:Just may be my FAVORITE fleetwood mac song.......EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
    Natfanon April 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song's written about Lindsey Buckingham finally finding love after Stevie Nicks. He's okay now. He's never going back again.
    naiveSimon86on November 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song makes me happy. To me it means that he has been down, a few times..but he's making a point not to make the same mistakes or let anything get the best of him the same way again. The music is so beautiful.
    Sleepagenton January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I believe this song might mean maybe having your trust in someone, Having them break it, Then excepting them back into your life, But then having them break it a second time.."Been down one time, been down two times, I'm never going back again". It's a wonderful song though, I love it :)
    bobtheghost123on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song means he has been through bad relationships in the past and made mistakes, and now he is never going back to those things. She broke down and let me in, kind of like this new lady is everything and more and he is not going back to what he has had before. You dont know what it means to win, saying he's finally got the perfect situation and he's won.
    kbatt22on October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:It's about not going down that road again. About trusting and being burned. About loving someone so deeply, and believing the love is requited, but finding out it's not, and it never will be. Been down two times relates to the hopeless wish that things can work out, but they don't. Check out Lindsey Buckingham's version on KCRW's Live on Air, Live Performances CD. It's hauntingly beautiful.
    screenon November 03, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation:I'm not sure about the meaning for the band members, but this is my interpretation.

    She broke down and let me in
    Made me see where I've been
    (The person is/was in a relationship with this girl that let him in. She wanted to know what he has been doing. She broke down as in he continually asked for forgiveness, and she is going to talk with him again.)

    Been down one time
    Been down two times
    I'm never going back again
    (This is him saying that he has pretty much cheated on her, or after they broke up he was with people that he did not want to be with. Telling his relationships he had on the side or after they broke up.)


    You don't know what it means to win
    Come down and see me again
    (Here she is still hurt and playing games with him possibly. He tells her pretty much that she has won, I'm coming back to you; let me inside so we can talk.)

    Been down one time
    Been down two times
    I'm never going back again

    This song is really great. It has two meanings to me.

    1) He cheated on her, and she still is accepting him back.
    2) They broke up and he is coming to get back together after he has been with other people.
    forueinahpetson February 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song has incredible usage of finger picking. I love this song. I think it is one of the most intricate acoustic ones out there...Coolness
    sexoconvacaon October 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is genius
    jays212on October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"This song has incredible usage of finger picking. I love this song. I think it is one of the most intricate acoustic ones out there...Coolness"

    Big Love live is way more intricate. This is still awesome tho.
    burntfireon March 13, 2005   Link

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