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“But the promise has been broken

 As you walk through the shadow of death

 you try to see no evil

 But you are so heartbroken

You say, dear God, make it stop!”

-Trouble in Shangri-La, Stevie Nicks

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Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon Live 1976

“So it’s just about a very mystical woman that finds it very, very hard to be tied down in any kind of way and she’s uplifting all through the song. That’s what I wanted to get and that’s what the band got really well - that uplifting of wings kind of a feel, you know - when you feel like you see a seagull and she’s like lifting up. Well, that’s Rhiannon. Rhiannon is the heavy-duty song to sing every night. On stage it’s really a mind tripper. Everybody, including me, is just blitzed by the end of it. And I put out so much in that song that I’m nearly down. There’s something to that song that touches people. I don’t know what it is but I’m really glad it happened. This legend of Rhiannon is about the song of the birds that take away pain and relieve suffering. That’s what music is to me. I don’t want any pain..”

- Stevie Nicks on Rhiannon