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Fleetwood Mac — I Don't Want To Know
Album: Rumours
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:09
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I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking on down the line
I don't want to stand 'tween you and love, honey
I just want you to feel fine

I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking on down the line
I don't want to stand 'tween you and love, honey
I just want you to feel fine

Finally, baby
The truth has come down now
Take a listen to your spirit
It's crying out loud
Trying to believe
Oh, you say you love me, but you don't know
You got me rockin' and a-reelin'
Oh, yeah
Ah...

I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking on down the line
I don't want to stand 'tween you and love, honey
I just want you to feel fine

I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking on down the line
I don't want to stand 'tween you and love, honey
I just want you to feel fine

Finally, baby
The truth has been told
Now you tell me that I'm crazy
It's nothing that I didn't know
Trying to survive
Oh, you say you love me but you don't know
You got me rockin' and a-reelin'
Hey, you know what you do
Oh, yeah
Ah...

I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking on down the line
I don't want to stand 'tween you and love, honey
Take a little time

I... I don't want to know
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IMHO, this album is the apotheosis of Fleetwood Mac. Yes, it was a massive hit, but that doesn't detract from the fact that it every single song was/is a gem. Buckingham's guitar solo is one of those "don't blink or you'll miss it" forces of nature that you want in every single, a supreme example of the soaring solo that lives only within the song. Superb craftsmanship.
 fraserji wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is my favourite band of all time. Anything up until Future Games. After that I couldn't listen to it. Still can't. Give me Green, Kirwan and Spencer any, ANY day of the week. 
 
All yours.
This song is not my favorite from the album, but it's a great example of what this amazing record suffered from.  It's one of the greatest of it stime, but all the songs are so poppy.  I even thought that as a young teenager.  You just figure, well, it can't be that good because it's all too catchy.  But as time goes on it becomes clear that, yeah, it's super catchy and it's just amazing song by song.  Will be remembered long after a lot of formerly highly prized stuff from this era is forgotten. 
 unclehud wrote:


..... and the "poof" happened before this album was released.

 
Sorry no, the band went on to do a few more good albums before it all went south.
Fleetwood Mac is my favourite band of all time. Anything up until Future Games. After that I couldn't listen to it. Still can't. Give me Green, Kirwan and Spencer any, ANY day of the week. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
This was a very special band in the sense that blended great musicianship with great vocals. And then poof...it was all over...just like gossamer.
There has never since been a band like this.  
 

..... and the "poof" happened before this album was released.
Make it stop {#Sleep}
Please
 Fiji5555 wrote:

That's what happens when the various band members fool around and cheat on each other hmm? I never liked them much after all the personal bullshit going on and THEN they write songs about it and perform it live while eyeing each other up knowing that it's all crap now.

 
Perhaps a Prozac can help you with those rage issues.
Great album!
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
This is bubblegum, not what I expect here...

 

Dude.  Loosen up.  A little bubblegum now and then is a good thing.
Perfect!
 idiot_wind wrote:
This was a very special band in the sense that blended great musicianship with great vocals. And then poof...it was all over...just like gossamer.
There has never since been a band like this.  

 
But...  They are still going, and selling records (CDs, whatever) by the truck-load.

One of the best albums EVER, but the live double is my favourite of theirs.
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
This is bubblegum, not what I expect here...

 
Yeah, but when the Beatles recorded something that sounded 'bubblegum', it was still regarded as 'great'....This version of FM should be considered 'great'....the vocals, musicality; I've heard 'bubblegum', and this aint it....

 this is just very good ez listening...


 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
This is bubblegum, not what I expect here...

 
LOL. Expect anything and everything here!{#Bananajam}
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
This is bubblegum, not what I expect here...

 
Yeah you are right. But I love it!
Tell us what you expect from 1800 to 2015 - cause that's RP!
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
This is bubblegum

 
I see your problem right there.
This is bubblegum, not what I expect here...
 idiot_wind wrote:
This was a very special band in the sense that blended great musicianship with great vocals. And then poof...it was all over...just like gossamer.
There has never since been a band like this.  

 
That's what happens when the various band members fool around and cheat on each other hmm? I never liked them much after all the personal bullshit going on and THEN they write songs about it and perform it live while eyeing each other up knowing that it's all crap now.


Everybody in my alien space craft be dancing...  love it...
 johnjconn wrote:


yep, incredible resemblance, both sound and looks

Stevie  = Shirley Cassidy on vocals
Lindsey =  David Cassidy on guitar, singing
Mick = the little kid on drums ( whatever his name is)
Christine = Susan Day on keys
John = Danny Bonaduce on bass


That is too Funny!!
 


How does one hear this song the same after the hilarious SNL skit with Paul Rudd? {#Lol}
From my favorite new SNL skit with Paul Rudd.
I -still- put this album (yes, album) on pretty regularly. It's one of those that is totally solid all the way through. 8+

(nice segue into John Hiatt today) 
This was a very special band in the sense that blended great musicianship with great vocals. And then poof...it was all over...just like gossamer.


There has never since been a band like this.  
I never really liked this one. Only a 6.
"Dreams" is my wife and my song. 34 years of marriage later . . .
 
Isabeau wrote:
soundtrack of my mid 20's... * sigh *

 


soundtrack of my mid 20's... * sigh *
this happens when a very good blues band becomes commercial by some blondes! And what about Peter Green...?
The ruin of a perfectly good band.  "I hear influences from the Partridge Family ..."
Like this ? Listen to Cat Stevens "Angelsea"  on Catch Bull at 4, I think Lindsey did.                                                    

Everybody in my church be dancing...  love it...
 
Such a great pop song.  Beautiful harmonies and uplifting guitar playing from Mr. Buckingham.


bingo by jingo...  love it...

 
 spigolli wrote:
Lindsey and Stevie's harmonies sound especially great in front of a decent backing band.
 

 randyblew wrote:
Still one of my favorite albums of all time - yes, my weakness for power-pop gets me every time. But this IS a great album, start to finish.
 
A fault/ blessing that I share with you.
Love this album. And this song

Reminds me of my younger days.
 BobbyCat wrote:

I was wondering when the hotel room folks were going to start dancing.
Well I'm dancing too. Still love this album after so many years :)
 


Yes, I agree!  Love this song, and this whole album...


 
 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this song...
 
 
I was wondering when the hotel room folks were going to start dancing.
Well I'm dancing too. Still love this album after so many years :)


one of the rare albums which are getting better from year to year.
when this came out i was disappointed. rumours being too much "pop" for my taste, then. 

but now it´s quite clear that "rumours" is among the best albums of all time, although it is (on the surface) so "light" and "easy listening". the magic must have something to do with the fact that the atmosphere within the group was so tense then that one wonders why everyone came out alive of this snake-pit...



Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this song...
 
 Stingray wrote:
NEVER been a fan of the new, americanized "MAC"
but RUMOURS, though not really my style neither,

IS A GREAT ALBUM WITHOUT QUESTION!
 

on the other hand...

to me The Mac never sounded better than when the bloody Yanks showed up,,, {#Lol}
Still one of my favorite albums of all time - yes, my weakness for power-pop gets me every time. But this IS a great album, start to finish.
This takes me right back to high school, sitting on the floor in my bedroom playing this album, hoping to get lucky

I didn't, much.

Glad to hear this instead of the tired 'mac' songs. Nice tune.
 Cynaera wrote:

Funny you should say that - I DID get a room.  For you.  It's padded and soundproofed. Meals will appear under your door at precisely seven a.m., one p.m. and six p.m.  Strait-jacket is optional.{#Lol}
 


Well said...  love this song...  let's dance...

 
 Poacher wrote:
Cynaera wrote:

I have TWO vinyl copies - one is mine, and one I "inherited" in the divorce.  It's always nice to have a backup!  I love the whole album, too...{#Bounce}
   
romeotuma wrote:

Yes, this whole album is fantastic...  I remember when it came out...  it was a huge hit...  this song is great...



 
 
Oh good grief. . . go get a room.
 
Funny you should say that - I DID get a room.  For you.  It's padded and soundproofed. Meals will appear under your door at precisely seven a.m., one p.m. and six p.m.  Strait-jacket is optional.{#Lol}
Cynaera wrote:

I have TWO vinyl copies - one is mine, and one I "inherited" in the divorce.  It's always nice to have a backup!  I love the whole album, too...{#Bounce}
   
romeotuma wrote:

Yes, this whole album is fantastic...  I remember when it came out...  it was a huge hit...  this song is great...



 
 
Oh good grief. . . go get a room.
NEVER been a fan of the new, americanized "MAC"
but RUMOURS, though not really my style neither,

IS A GREAT ALBUM WITHOUT QUESTION!


AH!  Now that is better. I suppose if I have to endure that annoying Michael Franti and Spearhead song for the nine-bajillionth time, at least you've saved my sanity with some awesome FM.

All is forgiven Bill!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
no!  just NO!
 Cynaera wrote:

I have TWO vinyl copies - one is mine, and one I "inherited" in the divorce.  It's always nice to have a backup!  I love the whole album, too...{#Bounce}
 


Yes, this whole album is fantastic...  I remember when it came out...  it was a huge hit...  this song is great...



 

 romeotuma wrote:


This whole album is great music...  I still have the original vinyl...  love it...


 
I have TWO vinyl copies - one is mine, and one I "inherited" in the divorce.  It's always nice to have a backup!  I love the whole album, too...{#Bounce}


This whole album is great music...  I still have the original vinyl...  love it...


Lindsey and Stevie's harmonies sound especially great in front of a decent backing band.


I love their older stuff but this was just to commercial for my liking....
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
 Stefen wrote:
I Googled that study, and your synopsis is quite accurate.  I must note, also, that it was researched, at least in part, by Romeo T. Uma of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
 
{#High-five} I wonder who that could be. {#Lol}
Fun to hear a cut like at after the years have changed you.  Yes, it's familiar but I'm hearing a totally different song now.  Cool.
 jersey_birdman wrote:

Pop


 
Not if you're older then 45..

Pop


 Imkirok wrote:
 (One song does not make a set, and just because you heard it on the radio doesn't make it bad.)

 
So true!!

proper use of the hand clap
 peter_james_bond wrote:

You must be referring to a little known study published in the obscure scientific journal - 'Aural Investigations' This study, called "Paradise for the Ears?", purports to show, among a group of test subjects, that long time listening to Radio Paradise, at moderate volumes, increases hearing acuity by 12%. I believe this study was funded by a Mr Bill G., whoever that is. {#Wink}
 
I Googled that study, and your synopsis is quite accurate.  I must note, also, that it was researched, at least in part, by Romeo T. Uma of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding album.  I'm still playing it (pretty regularly)
I suppose the only album I've played as often is "Remain in Light"
 

Interesting combination. I remember first listening to Remain in Light, about a year after it came out, while visiting NYC for the first time. Mind-blowing. 
Make it stop
  make it stop
     make it stop
       make it stop

SO so white bread . . .  damn the late 70's sorta sucked
To think of the origins of this band, Peter Green playing "Jumping at Shadows" Danny Kirwain's "Dust".....and then this song?
This really is hideous....
Randomax wrote:
this must be the mainstream commercial radio set.....uck

Aww come on tap your toe and get over it{#Wink}
 Randomax wrote:
this must be the mainstream commercial radio set.....uck
 
I wish Spearhead, the Replacements, and Inya's Playground were mainstream commercial radio.  I might actually be able to listen to my car stereo then. (One song does not make a set, and just because you heard it on the radio doesn't make it bad.)



This song is special...  love it...


{#Frustrated}
this must be the mainstream commercial radio set.....uck
Great song. Lindsey Buckingham was at the height of his (considerable) powers during Rumours.
 mfassett wrote:

It's very true IMHO.. this CD, in spite of being a big blockbuster, holds up very very well decades later.  How many CDs can you say that about?  
 

Uh-huh. You bet. Lindsey and Stevie.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

You must be referring to a little known study published in the obscure scientific journal - 'Aural Investigations' This study, called "Paradise for the Ears?", purports to show, among a group of test subjects, that long time listening to Radio Paradise, at moderate volumes, increases hearing acuity by 12%. I believe this study was funded by a Mr Bill G., whoever that is. {#Wink}
 

Well said...  and this is a great song...


 mfassett wrote:

It's very true IMHO.. this CD, in spite of being a big blockbuster, holds up very very well decades later.  How many CDs can you say that about?  
  outstanding album.  I'm still playing it (pretty regularly)
I suppose the only album I've played as often is "Remain in Light"


 romeotuma wrote:
This song is good for the ears...
 
You must be referring to a little known study published in the obscure scientific journal - 'Aural Investigations' This study, called "Paradise for the Ears?", purports to show, among a group of test subjects, that long time listening to Radio Paradise, at moderate volumes, increases hearing acuity by 12%. I believe this study was funded by a Mr Bill G., whoever that is. {#Wink}
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...
 
Ahhhh, he said it again!! Stop saying it!! {#Stop}
 VicEdee wrote:
very good tune, from one of the truly GREATEST ALBUMS ever!
 
It's very true IMHO.. this CD, in spite of being a big blockbuster, holds up very very well decades later.  How many CDs can you say that about?  
 kaybee wrote:
Does anyone know what the tempo of this song is?
 
140 beats/min?


love it...




This song is good for the ears...




This is a fantastic song...




I still have this original album...  love every song on it...


Does anyone know what the tempo of this song is?
oldman
(Lost in Northern Virginia)
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 - 08:35 < Reply >

 anotherlistener wrote: I'm not a Mac snob. I think every incarnation of this band has been blessed with talented songwriters/musicians, and they've all produced wonderful music.
 
{#Cheers} Very true!

Indeed, although I surely never need to hear Rhiannon ever again! There are a couple of other Stevie songs that are equally as grating: Gold Dust Woman is pretty tired, too, although Lindsey's playing usually resurrects that.

Me, I still really enjoy listening to FM In Chicago, a '69 recording made at Chess Records.

I'm always amazed by the effortless simplicity and utter appropriateness of Buckingham's guitar solo.
very good tune, from one of the truly GREATEST ALBUMS ever!
 themotion wrote:
Are those balls hanging from dude's crotch on the cover intentional?
 
He was making a move on Ms. Nicks.
And I can't believe she actually fell for it!

Musta been the drugs.

 anotherlistener wrote:
I'm not a Mac snob. I think every incarnation of this band has been blessed with talented songwriters/musicians, and they've all produced wonderful music.
 
{#Cheers} Very true!



This is a great song... this whole album is rock solid...


 BettyB wrote:
Awesome band. Awesome album. Thanks for playing!
 
Oh yeah! I'm with you. :-) 
{#Cheers}
Like a breath of fresh air! {#Good-vibes}
 magsterz wrote:
Singing this song with my bunkmates, 13 years old in 1978, hopeful that the sound of this song was what being grownup was going to feel like.

 

This is one of the most evocative, and vivid comments I have ever read on this forum. Simple, poetic and true. I like the post almost as much as I like this song.

Bravo
Awesome band. Awesome album. Thanks for playing!
 dpjag wrote:

Thought this was bla when it came out originally. It's still bla, with a few years added.


 
Maybe you're bla?


I'm not a Mac snob. I think every incarnation of this band has been blessed with talented songwriters/musicians, and they've all produced wonderful music. :whistle:
perfect for my mood today :angel:
Thought this was bla when it came out originally. It's still bla, with a few years added.
themotion wrote:
Are those balls hanging from dude's crotch on the cover intentional?
Oh, no, they couldn't be...do you think?
Not sure this has held up over time. Sounding dated with the little hand claps. :clap:
:bananapiano:
prickelpit96 wrote:
boring...
So change the channel. The rest of us love it :D
boring...
:puke:
manzanitafire wrote:
Love the transition, Bill. That's why RP rocks.
ditto
Thanks for helping me finish out the work week, Radio Paradise! :good-vibes:
:dancingbanana: :cheesygrin: :cheers:
magsterz wrote:
Singing this song with my bunkmates, 13 years old in 1978, hopeful that the sound of this song was what being grownup was going to feel like.
was it?
Love the transition, Bill. That's why RP rocks.
themotion wrote:
Are those balls hanging from dude's crotch on the cover intentional?
I suspect there's nothing on an album cover that isn't intentional.
felix_the_man wrote:
Fleetwood Mac....Lite!
:lol:
xkolibuul wrote:
Oh spare me the pretentious little nose in the air. They may as well be totally different bands. Both Peter Green and Lindsey Buckingham were serious talents and I'm glad we have ALL of their creative work. I don't like much pop music, but this album is ridiculously good stuff.
:yes: :clap: :clap: :yes:
Are those balls hanging from dude's crotch on the cover intentional?
Wow, sounds SO seventies.
Great track from a classic LP. I'm never been much into Fleetwood Mac, but this is a rare gem. :music:
Oh spare me the pretentious little nose in the air. They may as well be totally different bands. Both Peter Green and Lindsey Buckingham were serious talents and I'm glad we have ALL of their creative work. I don't like much pop music, but this album is ridiculously good stuff. snitramc wrote:
Everything off this album is an insult to Peter Green and all those GREAT early FM albums.
Everything off this album is an insult to Peter Green and all those GREAT early FM albums.
i wanna hear I Don't Wanna Know once a week, pls.
Fleetwood Mac....Lite!