Fleetwood Mac- Landslide

This is still one of my favorite songs till this day, and holds a world full of meaning for me.

This song was written by Stevie Nicks from “Fleetwood Mac”. The song sold over a million copies in the United States and reached No. 51 on  the Billboard’s Hot 100 list. Nicks wrote the song while in Colorado. She was going through a tough time, and randomly  looked out the window and saw a stunning view of the rocky mountains. At the time, she was dropped by a major label and was debating if she should go back to school or continue on with her band.

A landslide can be defined as a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability.

This song means a great deal to me. I play it whenever a significant event happens in my life.

It’s meaning can be applied in so many aspects about one’s life. This song is about change and revelations . It could refer to building a life based upon someone else or something else, and then being afraid to change when it doesn’t pan out. But we get older, and hopefully, we get wiser. But most importantly, we accept the daunting fact that things constantly change. It is inevitable.

The Verve – Lucky Man

Have you ever heard the saying, “No one will love you, until you learn to love yourself”?

“Lucky Man” was released in 1997, on The Verve’s Urban Hymns album, which is somewhat underrated in my opinion. The simplicity, truth and pure beauty of this song is magnificent.

This is definitely the song to turn to when in doubt of yourself. This song  grounds us, and reminds us to be completely true to ourselves. A song written such mature nature, can only be written when one comes to a later point in their life, and understands the liberation of  learning to embrace and love oneself.

It is my most far-fetched hope for the world, that we all embrace learn to these lyrics and; stand naked , smile with no disgrace, with who you are….