"Destiny Rules" as written by and Nicks....
Maybe we were together in another life
Maybe we are together in a parallel universe
Maybe our paths are not supposed to cross twice
Maybe your arms are not supposed to go around me

I hear about you now and then
I wonder where you are and how you feel
Sometimes I walk by and I look up to your balcony
Just to make sure that you were real
Just to make sure that I can still feel you

When I see you again,
As I always do
It appears to me that
Destiny rules
And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose
It's not being together,
It's just following the rules
No one's a fool

Six weeks in a foreign country, how the time flew
I didn't speak the language, but somehow I knew
That that would be the only time that we could be alone and foolish
We said we'd never come home

When I see you again,
As I always do
It appears to me that
Destiny rules
And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose
It's not being together,
It's just following the rules
No one's a fool

I like the coastal cities, I like the lights
I like the way the city blends into the ocean at night
It's like living on a working river; the coastline is glittering
Like a diamond snake in a black sky

When I see you again,
As I always do
It appears to me that
Destiny rules
And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose
It's not being together,
It's just following the rules
No one's a fool

Just following the rules, no one's a fool
Just following the rules, no one's a fool
Just following the rules, no one's a fool
No one's a fool


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    My InterpretationIt's about Nicks reflecting on a lover from long ago, who she keeps seeing, who she's drawn to, whom she almost stalks, really. They both know they shouldn't be together, but it feels like the universe keeps pushing them together and so it's confusing to both of them. She tries to distract herself with the city and her career, living in post 9/11 New York (a major theme in the album, and it's notable to realize that the verse about "costal cites" is also in the song "Illume" which Nicks wrote about 9/11.) But ultimately, they keep running into each other, and there's more and more turmoil.
    adaminoacids32on August 11, 2017   Link

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