Landslide
The Backbeats Lyrics


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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 hill
Till the landslide brought me down
Oh mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the tide within my heart
Rise above
Can I sail through the changing
Ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
Oohhh
Well I've been afraid of
Changing
Cause I
Built my life
Around you
But time makes you bolder
And children get older
And I'm getting older
Too




Ooo
I took my love and I took it down

Overall Meaning

The Backbeats' version of "Landslide" is a soulful and melancholic twist on Fleetwood Mac's original song. The lyrics are a reflection on the passage of time, the inevitability of change, and the pain of letting go of someone you once loved. It begins with the singer recounting how they took their love and climbed a mountain, only to have a landslide bring them down. This symbolic fall represents the end of a relationship, as the person is forced to reckon with the reality of their situation.


The singer then questions the concept of love and whether it can withstand the changing tides of life. They wonder if they have the strength and resilience to navigate the highs and lows that come with loving someone. However, despite their fears and doubts, they acknowledge that time has a way of making one braver and wiser. They understand that life is constantly shifting and evolving, and that they too must learn to adapt in order to survive.


Overall, "Landslide" is a beautiful and introspective song that touches on universal themes of love, loss, and the passage of time. The Backbeats' rendition adds a layer of emotional depth to the already poignant lyrics, making it a standout track in their discography.


Line by Line Meaning

I took my love and I took it down
I decided to end my romantic relationship and move on


I climbed a mountain and I turned around
I took a journey of self-discovery to find clarity


And I saw my reflection
I introspected and saw myself for who I am


In the snow covered hill
I saw my reflection in nature, which represents purity and truth


Till the landslide brought me down
Just as a landslide is unstoppable, the end of the relationship was inevitable and came crashing down on me


Oh mirror in the sky
I am asking the universe and myself for answers


What is love
I am questioning the meaning and nature of love


Can the tide within my heart
I am wondering if my feelings will ever settle and become predictable


Rise above
Can I overcome my emotional distress?


Can I sail through the changing
Can I navigate the uncertain and variable circumstances of life?


Ocean tides
Life's unpredictable changes and challenges


Can I handle the seasons of my life
Am I strong enough to deal with the different phases and challenges of life?


Well I've been afraid of
I have been scared of embracing change and facing the unknown


Changing
I am afraid of leaving my comfort zone and starting anew


Cause I built my life around you
My life is centered around the person I was in a relationship with


But time makes you bolder
As time passes, I gain courage, strength, and wisdom


And children get older
As children mature and become independent, I gain perspective on the impermanence of life


And I'm getting older too
As I age, I realize the importance of self-discovery, growth, and resilience


Ooo
An expression of emotional distress and confusion




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