Landslide
Fleetwood Mac Lyrics


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I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Til the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Mmm

Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too

Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too
I'm gettin' older, too

Ah, take my love, take it down
Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills




Well, the landslide will bring it down
Oh, the landslide will bring it down

Overall Meaning

In the first verse of the song, the singer (Stevie Nicks) shares about taking a journey to a mountain with her love. She mentions turning around to look at the beautiful scenery behind her and seeing her reflection in the snow covered hills. The use of the word "landslide" in the chorus refers to a metaphor for the unexpected changes in life. Just like a landslide can bring a sudden and drastic change, life too can bring abrupt changes that can be difficult to handle.


The next few lines of the song indicate that the singer is questioning the concept of love and whether it is possible for someone to hold onto the innocent and childlike love they had when they were younger. She ponders if one can handle the changes that come along with life and all its seasons. The verse ends with a "mmm" which can be interpreted as a sigh of contemplation.


In the second verse, the singer admits to being afraid of change because her life revolves around her love (possibly her partner or the band). However, the passing of time has made her become bolder and realize that just like how even children grow older, she too is getting older. She has come to accept that life can bring changes and she needs to adapt to it.


Overall, the song is a reflection on the human experience of accepting and embracing the changes that life brings. It is a reminder that just like how a landslide can bring down a mountain, unexpected changes can bring us down and it is important to be able to handle them.


Line by Line Meaning

I took my love, I took it down
I removed myself from the love I had for someone


Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I went through a challenging journey and came back to the same place


And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
I saw myself in nature


'Til the landslide brought me down
Until an unexpected event caused my life to change


Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Reflective thinking on what love truly means


Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I overcome the emotional pain of past experiences?


Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I endure life's ups and downs?


Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Am I capable of navigating life's various stages?


Mmm
Reflective pause


Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
I have been afraid of life changes


'Cause I've built my life around you
Because my life was centered upon someone else


But time makes you bolder
Over time I have grown stronger


Even children get older
Even those who were young grow up


And I'm gettin' older, too
I, too, am aging


Ah, take my love, take it down
Take away the love I had for someone


Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
Experience a journey and see things from a different perspective


And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
If you see that I have changed in nature


Well, the landslide will bring it down
A change in my life may cause me to fall


And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
If you see that I have changed in nature


Well, the landslide will bring it down
A change in my life may cause me to fall


Oh, the landslide will bring it down
Again, a change in my life may cause me to fall




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Stephanie Nicks

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@TheSublimeSoldier

[Lyrics]

I took my love, and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
'Til the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
Mm mm

Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
even children get older
and I'm getting older, too

Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
even children get older
and I'm getting older, too
Oh, I'm getting older, too

Ahh ahh, take my love, take it down
Ahh ha, climbed a mountain and turned around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down, down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
oh oh the landslide will bring it down



All comments from YouTube:

@KarlRock

One of the greatest songs ever written ❤️

@nirmalvarma3386

Didn't expect to see you here. Figured you got brainwashed by bollywood. Lol.

@junevillebrun2202

Agreed

@bdoubleu6

Amen 🙏

@fergaloflaherty9302

2000%

@dabsallday9938

You’re not wrong!!

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@theresal802

This song came on in a restaurant the day before I was taking my daughter for her first year of college 1200 miles away from home. When the lyrics "I've been afraid of changing, because I built my life around you" played, I never ever ugly cried so much in public!!!

@tarasinclair9035

😂❤

@frances4797

I have...😭
I played this song at my dad's funeral service, and the same reaction 😭💔🙏

@lisastephen8540

I so relate to your experience Theresa. It is a blessing in a way to miss our children in that there is such love for them and hopefully a good relationship with them. May you always let her know what she means to you. I went away to college too. I never knew I was missed - I can only surmise I was.

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