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 CommentThis 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 CommentThis 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
  • +1
    General CommentJust may be my FAVORITE fleetwood mac song.......EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
    Natfanon April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'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
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    General CommentI want to present a totally metaphoric interpretation into this comment section one that is unique to my experience here:

    "She broke down and let me in, made me see where I've been" - As i plead with my soul and sacrifice the I she let inside, I was able to travel.
    "Showed me where I'd been" - The body was just a vessel and the illusion was lifted.
    "Been down one time, been down two time, never going back again" "Where i was, was the All, that peace within, Ive been back to reality and every time I never want to leave."
    "You dont know what it means to win, Come down and see me again" "She has her own priorities, like I, in this existence and she says it is time to return. Please come back and raise me up?"

    Chorus again wishing that he was able to travel at will and if he could possibly remain and never give into/return to the illusionary world again.
    AmentiTraveleron April 23, 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"

    Big Love live is way more intricate. This is still awesome tho.
    burntfireon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just found this song out.
    it is simply amazing.
    simple is the key word.
    all about the music.
    i cant stop listening to it.
    acrosstheuniverseon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis track is perfect, the use of the acoustic is, well, brilliant, the little instrumental break in the middle is my favourate bit, and the harmonised vocals with the guitar. Shame its so short, really, but that would spoil it.
    The Rockeron July 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I agree, this song has it all.
    Very technical guitar picking, good lyrics, and the vocals harmonize well with the guitar track. Very simple and an example of a well constructed song.
    Smartripon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI 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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