A few years ago, Beth and I were driving home from some family outing, and Landslide came on the radio.
I also like this version (by the Smashing Pumpkins), but there's something soul-tugging about the gravelly original. Not as big a fan of the Dixie Chicks, but the song's a classic no matter who sings it, right?
In any case, I remember reading an article in the past about Stevie Nicks' thoughts on this song, and that she wrote it to help herself cope during a difficult time. As expected, "Landslide" is a song about inexorable change and how one copes with it. Beth reflected on the following lines:
Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I'm getting older too...
Do spouses change together? What happens if they do not?
19 hours ago