"Seven Wonders" as written by Sandy Stewart and Stevie Nicks....
So long ago
Certain place
Certain time
You touched my hand
All the way
All the way down to Emmiline
But if our paths never cross
Well you know I'm sorry but
If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again
The rainbow's end

So it's hard to find
Someone with that kind of intensity
You touched my hand I played it cool
And you reached out your hand for me
But if our paths never cross
Well you know I'm sorry but
If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again
The rainbow's end

So long ago
It's a certain time
It's a certain place
You touched my hand and you smiled
All the way back you held out your hand
If I hope and I pray
Ooh it might work out someday
If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again

If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again

If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again


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"Seven Wonders" as written by Stewart/nicks

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    Song MeaningIts about a chance one time encounter meeting someone that was special.
    The verse in the 6th line is a misunderstanding by Ms Nicks
    as being 'Emmiline' but was in actually 'you held the line'
    as originally written by Sandy Stewart.

    The chorus reveals the meaning of the song:

    If I live to see the seven wonders
    I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
    I'll never live to match the beauty again
    The rainbow's end

    Think of it as if someone who adores you says someting like :'I may have experienced all the seven wonders of the world, but you are my rainbow's end' Of course this refers to the legendary 'pot of gold', the 'grand prize' to be found at the end of the rainbow. 'I'll never be able to match the beauty I found then when I was with that person who was my Rainbow's end' Alternatively, 'If I live long enough to realize the goals I have already set for myself in life then I will call you!'

    Lines 4 and 16 'You touched my hand' Thats a girl thing. You know the eroticism of a mere touch of the hand that some people can envoke strong feelings as a result. In other words this person 'Walks that walk and talks that talk' :-)

    In line 17: 'You reached out your hand to me'
    line 29: 'All the way back you held out your hand'
    Both lines simply refer to temptation. Being tempted to stay with this person; 'Come with me' 'Stay with me. Please don't go', but also metaphoric reference to a temptation that could be life altering in a way that chances the course and direction one has chosen to to take in life: I'm tempted but 'if our paths never cross - Well you know I'm sorry but.. You were my rainbows end'


    Nikki
    NikkiGirlon October 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhy arent there any posts here! This is Fleetwood's best song!!! It's almost lesbianish but beautiful nonetheless.
    bkat004on November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really don't get why this isnt one of there flagship songs like "The Chain" and "Go Your Own Way". This song is just as good, if not better than "The Chain".

    What makes you think it is about a lesbian encounter?
    bcn246on January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's hard to tell what she says, but it sounds like "sara." no one really knows what the song Sara is about, but the name Sara has always been somewhat of an alter ego for stevie
    sarahcc216on July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do adore this song i think it just...works : ) love to all x
    Izeon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song...
    Josegaon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure how demented I am for thinking this, but whenever I hear this song I imagine myself torturing someone. Like in Resevoir Dogs. And I don't mean because I think it sucks, I love this song, think it's incredible- that's just always what I think of.
    everything4heron January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont know the meaning of this song but i think its means this...

    7 wonders meaning life journeys and shes talking about meeting someone with so much intensity. In life we are always trying to get to that thing at the end of the rainbow something so wonderful something above the rest that we already know/have, constantly on the search for something more. So when she says

    You touched my hand I played it cool
    And you reached out your hand for me
    But if our paths never cross
    Well you know I'm sorry but
    If I live to see the seven wonders

    so i think maybe it means she wants to live life to the fullest with all the wonders and journeys it has to offer
    then she says

    If I live to see the seven wonders
    I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
    I'll never live to match the beauty again

    that she came across this beauty but she hasnt lived to see the seven wonders and if she does she'll make a path to that rainbows end

    can anyone make better sense of it im having a little trouble haha? i think i get the gist of it lol
    jacq28on October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about realizing that you'll never find that same beauty that someone is ever again, because there is only one of them, and that's why they're so precious.
    GaHeRiSon May 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthere is so much commitment, obsession and passion in the words, such a heart touching piece.
    Hacklewon June 02, 2010   Link

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