"Stevie" as written by Ed Harcourt and Lisa Helen Mitchell....
Stevie was a connoisseur
Everybody wanted to be her
She chose her friends as carefully as she chose her words
She was so sure about it all

Oh Stevie was a hero once
Had all the things I'd never touch
She wrote in sterling silver with a ballpoint pen
Cold blooded chameleon

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
You're a god to me

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
You're a god to me

Stevie was an ice maiden
Not sure really worth saving
Alcatraz has nothing on her after all this time
Still I didn't search behind those eyes

Oh Stevie where are you going to
Oh you're as tight lipped as a bottle all screwed
If I had the chance to peer inside your mind
Give up your mystery, why think twice

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
You're a god to me

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
You're a god to me

Tea-leaves in the cup
You're a good friend of mine
How the sober are
Thirsty for the sweet wine

Now that Stevie has locked her keys in her mind
Got to open up, lay herself on the line (lay herself on the line)

Tea-leaves in the cup
You're a good friend of mine
How the sober are
Thirsty for the sweet wine

Now that Stevie has locked her keys in her mind (in her mind)
Got to open up, lay herself on the line (lay herself on the line)

Tea-leaves in the cup
You're a good friend of mine
How the sober are
Thirsty for the sweet wine

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
You're a god to me

Oh Stevie, oh Stevie
Why can't you see
Oh give in to me


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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i thought it was a bout a boy.
    but now ive read the lyrics i realise its a girl/woman
    not 100% sure what its about but ive always admired lisa's lyrical writing so im sure its some special
    eat_sleep_blinkon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about a friend who she idolises because of her mystery.
    oct3594on May 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about someone she knew in school,

    someone who she really admired because she seemed to have it all,

    but who she later found out was going through some difficult stuff ?

    I dunno..... just an idea
    caro3vanson August 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI heard her talking on the radio about it, and its about one of her friends who she was friends with for a very long time and then they had a falling out and she wrote this song about her to show her how much she means to her.
    sjcon August 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are actually:

    Stevie was a connoisseur,
    Everybody wanted to be her,
    She chose her friends just as carefully,
    As she chose her words,
    She was so sure about it all.

    Oh, Stevie was a hero once,
    Had all the things I'd never touched,
    She wrote in sterling silver,
    With a ballpoint pen,
    A cold-blooded chameleon.

    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    You're a god to me.
    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    You're a god to me.

    Stevie was an ice maiden,
    Naturally worth saving,
    Alcatraz has nothing on her,
    After all this time,
    Still a dead-end search behind those eyes.

    Oh, Stevie where you going to,
    Oh, you're as tight-lipped as a bottle screw,
    But if I had the chance,
    To peer inside your mind,
    And give up your mystery, I'd think twice.

    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    You're a god to me.
    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    You're a god to me.

    Tea leaves in the cup,
    You're a good friend of mine,
    How the sober are thirsty,
    For the sweet wine.

    Oh, now that Stevie has locked her keys in her mind,
    Oh, got to open up,
    Lay heself on the line (lay herself on the line).

    Tea leaves in the cup,
    You're a good friend of mine,
    How the sober are thirsty,
    For the sweet wine.

    Oh, now that Stevie has locked her keys in her mind (in her mind),
    Oh, got to open up,
    Lay heself on the line (oh, lay herself on the line).

    Tea leaves in the cup,
    You're a good friend of mine,
    How the sober are thirsty,
    For the sweet wine.

    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    You're a god to me.
    Oh, Stevie, oh, Stevie,
    Why can't you see,
    Oh, give in to me.
    nomorefreakshowson October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes i think this song is about someone who lisa knew who seemed to be perfect in every way
    but as she got to know the girl more she began to realise that she wasnt as perfect as she seemed.
    Hippolytaon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful and one of my favourites on the album. its really sweet and reminds me of a friend i had named Stevie, of whom i also had a falling out with.

    So whenever i listen to this song it reminds me of her.

    Basically, its about a girl Lisa was friends with, someone Lisa obviously idolised, but they had a falling out and she misses her.

    "Tea leaves in the cup, you're a good friend of mine" - she's sure there's no doubt about it.
    "How the sober are thirsty for the sweet wine" - she misses her friend now she's no longer there. Wine is a metaphor for Stevie and sober is Stevie's absence.
    ChloeBoon March 12, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti remember lisa saying at a gig that she had a falling out with her best friend and that's what this song was about. i think they were best friends but the friend got really protective especially after she became famous and she suddenly had a lot of new friends. it sounds like stevie just stopped talking to her all of a sudden and lisas trying to tell her that she still holds their friendship in high regard. it sounds like stevie is a very conservative friend and didnt approve.
    kangarulzon May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw her in London last year she said it was about her ex best friend but she chaned the name so she didn't know it was about her, those were exactly her words
    Saidonetotheotheron May 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo... nobody thinks this song could be about Stevie Nicks..? I'd always had a hunch. It's probably wrong. Just an idea.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on May 16, 2011   Link

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