"Planets of the Universe" as written by and Stevie Nicks....
The bright light is lying down
The earth and the sea and the sky
Is at rest with the ocean
And the days go by

They go into the seas that have no shores
Haunted by that same closed door
Looking up at skies on fire
Leaving nothing left of us
To discover

And the planets of the universe
Go their way
Not astounded by the sun or the moon
Or by the day
You and I will simply disappear
Out of sight
But I'm afraid soon there'll be
No light

No doubt, no pain
Come ever again, well
Let there be light in this lifetime
In the cool, silent moments of the nighttime

And the planets of the universe
Go their way
Not astounded by the sun or the moon
Or by the day
You and I will simply disappear
Out of sight
But I'm afraid soon there'll be
No light

We will never change again
The way that we are changing
Well, you'll forget the chill of love
But not the strain

Now I know
Well, I was wrong
To live for a dream
If I had my life to live over
I would never dream, no
I still wish you gone
And I will live alone
Yes, I will live alone

And the planets of the universe
Go their way
Not astounded by the sun or the moon
Or by the day
You and I will simply disappear
Out of sight
But I'm afraid soon there'll be
No light

You will never love again
The way you love me
You will never rule again
The way you ruled me
You will never change again
The way you're changing


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"Planets of the Universe" as written by Stevie Nicks

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    General CommentThis is one of the most incredible songs written by Stevie Nicks. She wrote the song in 1976, about then boyfriend and Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. It wasn't released until 2001 on "Trouble in Shangri-La," because she AND others felt it was too angry of a song, and just not the right time for it. Well Planets finally got it's dues. It went straight to #1 on Billboards' Dance/Club Play Charts, after it was remixed...on the CD MAXI-SINGLE you can also find the extended rock version! WAY TO GO STEVIE!
    BlueCrystalMirroron July 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, i recently bought the album and ive been playing this song, and ''everyday'' non stop.
    i love the honesty and warmth in stevies voice, she seems really wise but introverted

    ''now i know i was wrong, to live for a dream
    if i had my life, to live over
    i would never dream''.

    that means a lot to me, i think living in a world where people get caught up in wanting to be rich or famous or both they loose sight of the things that they can miss out on, things that actually matter.
    that_sullen_girlon July 06, 2008   Link

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