"Storms" as written by and Nicks....
Every night that goes between
I feel a little less
As you slowly go away from me
This is only another test

Every day you do not come
Your softness fades away
Did I ever really care that much
Is there anything left to say

[Chorus]
Every hour of fear I spend
My body tries to cry
Living through each empty night
A deadly call inside

I haven't felt this way I feel
Since many a years ago
But in those years and the lifetimes past
I did not deal with the road
And I did not deal with you I know
Though the love has always been
So I search to find an answer there
So I can truly win

[Chorus]

So I try to say good-bye my friend
Id like to leave you with something more
But never ever been a blue calm sea
I have always been a storm

Always been a storm

Oh always been a storm

I have always been a storm

We were frail
She said "every night he will break your heart"
I should've known from the first
Id be the broken-hearted
But I loved you from the start
Not all the prayers in the world could save us


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"Storms" as written by Stevie Nicks

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  • +1
    General CommentI believe that the first verse is about a recent break up (Mick) and how she is getting used to them being apart 'Every day you do not come Your softness fades away'

    Although shes coming to terms with being apart you can tell by the chorus that she is still hurting and not over it.

    The second verse is like she is reminising on a old break up were she felt the same way that she does now (Lindsey) reminising on how the break up ended and how she delt with it badly, 'I did not deal with the road And I did not deal with you I know' though she will always love him 'Though the love has always been'

    'So I try to say good-bye my friend
    Id like to leave you with something more
    But never ever been a blue calm sea
    I have always been a storm'
    Shes tried to be calm in the situation but she can't cause thats just not her
    maybe she would like to be on good terms with him but she is just to affected by the break up for it to end 'calm' with no hard feelings.

    'We were frail' this could be referring to her and mick it was a 'frail' relationship because it was an affair
    She said "every night he will break your heart" maybe a friend had told her to stay away as they knew it was risky
    'I should've known from the first Id be the broken-hearted' broken-hearted as he left her for sara
    'But I loved you from the start Not all the prayers in the world could save us'
    shes always loved him but theres nothing she can do now because hes with sara
    auroraroseon June 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Landslide" was given a meaning and the purpose by Stevie Nicks recently when she was asked about it. It is her millionaire making song which has so many different versions.

    "Storms" is different and relatable to anyone who listens to it. We can be all cool and "calm" on the outside but there is this "storm" within us that sometimes takes control. FM bassist John McVie recalled when Stevie angrily and physically questioned Lindsey for leaving the band which he did for a few years, recording as a solo artist. Nicks wanted to keep the band together as much as possible. "Storms" is as much about Nicks and the turmoil she feels much like "Landslide,"
    obviously both painful and personal songs.
    agronon April 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I have always been a storm"
    I imediately fell in love with this song from the first moment I heard it. It is so unbelievably sad. I can't believe no one has said anything about this song. Then again not many people commented on other songs. Stevie Nicks writes the most touching songs-she brings something to her music that no one can compete with.
    sweetpoeton April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah tis a bit of a choker. Always rememebr falling asleep to this as a kid. I thought, I'd never fall in love becasue the song felt like pain through and through. The idea of someone being a blue calm sea is magnificant, her comparisons of the natural world and emotion in people are way good.
    Shizleniteson April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenther heartache flows through this very song, and through the listener when played. the most beautiful song ever written. it is a song not known to many, not taken in by all, but thats why it is so beautiful, so fragile, almost secret to yourself. this is the song of my life. "save us... and not all the prayers in the world could save us."
    windymaliceon September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must agree with the aforementioned sentiments. This is unquestionably Fleetwood Mac's saddest song. The lyrics are moving, the tone is so plaintive, and it sticks with you. Few songs are, from start to finish, this much of a downer. Lines like "So I try to say / Goodbye my friend" and "I should have known from the first / I'd be the broken-hearted" are unfortunately all too familiar to many of us. Quality.
    tad482on March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. just reading the lyrics brings tears to my eyes. its amazing and reminds me of an experience i had with love "and not all the prayers in the world could save us".
    riotgrrl_kaboomon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is all too familiar to me now... I've been a Fleetwood Mac fan for what seems like forever, but I've only come to truly understand this song now.

    It seems to me to be about the end of a relationship and a friendship (presumably, in Stevie Nicks case, Lindsey Buckingham) "As you slowly go away from me/This is only another test"-- the person is drifting away from you, and you're left with memories of what was and what will never be. But you've got to get through it. "So I try to say
    /Goodbye my friend"-- it can be hard to say goodbye and lose a friendship when the love is lost. And even though you knew you'd get hurt and your heart would end up broken... "I loved you from the start".
    deltabeanon September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought this song should've closed the album.
    whereartestebanon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWas this about Lindsey? I'm not so sure. Storms appeared on Tusk, and that was long after they had broken up.

    Regardless of the inspiration, it's a beautiful and achingly-sad song.
    fanofoldieson September 05, 2011   Link

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