To be the last to leave...
The last to be gone
Stolen from the ones
Who held onto him
To be the last in line
From the ones that live on
Silhouette of a dream
Treasured by the ones
Who held on to him
Almost a breakdown
Of our love affair...
The stiletto cuts quick
Like a whip through the air
Long distance winners
Will we survive the flight
Not one of us runs
From the firelight
And I would love to believe
I believe what you say
But in the drama of the moment
Oh well there is no easy way
No-one ever leaves
Everyone stays close 'til the fire fades
To be the last to leave
Well, what caused the fearsome
Divorce in the night
When there was no competition
Well to survive, do it right
And you can believe in the five
To survive the distance
Everyone fights...everyone fights....
And the fire flies
Well what happened to my feelings....
There were angry words in the night
Some call it our nightmare
My five fireflies
Oh like a sailing ship...
But not one of us runs..
OOooohhh -why...
It's our love affair
It cuts like a whip through the air
And I would love to believe
To believe what you say
It's ok..........

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    General CommentThe last part of the lyrics are wrong, I read the sheet music to it.
    Instead of:

    "Well what happened to my feelings....
    there were angry words in the night"

    "At risk to my feelings, we are dreamers in the night, some call it my nightmare, but my five fire flies. Like a sailing ship not one of us runs......everyone stays and the fire never fades"

    One of the most beautiful songs I ever heard in my life.
    Wild Blueon June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Stevie's affair with Mick, which happened around the time this song was written & recorded. Of course it's a beautiful song, ("Everyone stays close 'til the fire fades...") You an attach your own personal meaning to the song ... that's the brilliance of Stevie's songs.
    bingoboyon July 23, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's beautiful, of course. My third favorite song that Stevie wrote. It's about the band trying to keep together "Do you believe in the five?" reflecting her, Buckingham, the McVies and Fleetwood. It also reflects her years with Buckingham. She references "long distance winners." "Long Distance Winner" is the name of one of the more famous songs off of the "Buckingham Nicks" album, along with "Frozen Love," "Crying in the Night" and "Crystal," which Fleetwood Mac would later redo in their "White Album."

    But the song is much broader, it's about any group that's trying to keep together despite the weight of the world. It's about trying to come together and remember why they were fighting for something in the first place.
    adaminoacids32on August 11, 2017   Link

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