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Fleetwood Mac — Bleed to Love Her
Album: The Dance
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Released: 1997
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Once again she steals away
Then she reaches out to kiss me
And how she takes my breath away
Pretending that she won't miss me

Oohh I would bleed to love her
Bleed to love her
Oohh I would bleed to love her

And once again she calls to me
Then she vanishes in thin air
And how she takes my breath away
Pretending that she's not there

Oohh I would bleed to love her
Bleed to love her
Oohh I would bleed to love her

Somebody's got to see this through
All the world is laughing at you
Somebody's got to sacrifice
If this whole thing's going to turn out right

Oohh I would bleed to love her
Bleed to love her
Oohh I would bleed to love her
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A Fleetwood track that has escaped my neurone database! Pleasant, recognisably (later) Fleetwood Mac...
To me, easy listening with no particular vibration.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame.  But I believe Ms. Chrstine McVie was the strong voice carrying Fleetwood Mac through the years.  She just didn't dance around in a twirly dress.  I don't hate on Stevie, but Christine deserves the same that Stevie does...I guess I am saying I don't get why Stevie was selected out above the others...?  Oh well, life ain't fair and politics and popularity and name recognition and dancing dresses..and..
 
Been saying and correcting people on this for year's. To the point I play a track by Christie McVie and the friends I'm with swear blind it's Stevie!!! They are soon converted once I explain
 Easyrider wrote:
Lindsay Buckingham was Fleetwood Mac, totally underrated singer song writer guitarist. The backbone of Fleetwood after the Peter Green years which were truly inspiring.
 
Well, my RP friend, you need to "Explore the Space" with FM.  The early days with Green/Kirwan were every bit as good musically.    Lindsay was a force, no doubt.   

Turn it up 
Lindsay Buckingham was Fleetwood Mac, totally underrated singer song writer guitarist. The backbone of Fleetwood after the Peter Green years which were truly inspiring.
favorite Fleetwood song. great in just about every way. 
Great feel to this one. Only really started getting into Fleetwood Mac in the past couple of years, thanks to RP!
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame.  But I believe Ms. Chrstine McVie was the strong voice carrying Fleetwood Mac through the years.  She just didn't dance around in a twirly dress.  I don't hate on Stevie, but Christine deserves the same that Stevie does...I guess I am saying I don't get why Stevie was selected out above the others...?  Oh well, life ain't fair and politics and popularity and name recognition and dancing dresses..and..
 
You are conflating contributions to Fleetwood Mac with solo achievement.  Christine is in the R&R HOF for her contributions in FM (as is Stevie).  I'm not a huge fan of any FM / solo material, but Stevie is the only one with a HOF worthy solo career.  

Next time....Christine should be dating Jimmy Iovine when she does her solo album, so her boyfriend can steal a song from Tom Petty (Stop dragging my heart around).  
Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame.  But I believe Ms. Chrstine McVie was the strong voice carrying Fleetwood Mac through the years.  She just didn't dance around in a twirly dress.  I don't hate on Stevie, but Christine deserves the same that Stevie does...I guess I am saying I don't get why Stevie was selected out above the others...?  Oh well, life ain't fair and politics and popularity and name recognition and dancing dresses..and..
I'm not normally particularly into Fleetwood Mac - but this track has a timeless quality. I really like it. It is the kind of track I imagine listening to while I watch the landscape slip by through a train window. It has that poignancy of unrequited love, the tang of the bittersweet.
 Bert7 wrote:
Lindsay Buckingham was Fleetwood Mac, totally underrated singer song writer guitarist.

 
You might not want to say that John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, the only two members there since the beginning. Lindsey joined in the mid 70s, after a few other great musicians had also been part of it. They're worth learning about.

Fleetwood's autobiography is a nice light interesting read, as well.
 wingback14 wrote:

Listen to any Fleetwood Mac album before 1974 and you will not hear the same music or style that most people identify with Fleetwood Mac today.


What?  Are you sure? 
 Baketown wrote:
Need to mix in some the new Buckingham - McVie material.  Really Good!  

 
Agree.  They were great in concert.
Need to mix in some the new Buckingham - McVie material.  Really Good!  

Fleetwood Mac went through many incarnations and varying levels of success before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band in late 1974. Lindsey and Stevie brought their distinct singing harmony as well as song writing experience plus Buckingham’s music and recording studio talents from their experience as the duo, Buckingham Nicks. Listen to their album from 1973 and you’ll hear the familiar sounds of Fleetwood Mac that most people identify with today.

The vocal harmonies between the Nicks/Buckingham and Christine McVie worked well and along with Christine’s classically trained music talents, these three formed the “sound” and lyrical foundation of the Fleetwood Mac that has sold over 100 million records.

Listen to any Fleetwood Mac album before 1974 and you will not hear the same music or style that most people identify with Fleetwood Mac today.


I once owned this album (who didn't?)   But I swear I don't remember this at all. Thank you RP.
 Bert7 wrote:
Lindsay Buckingham was Fleetwood Mac, totally underrated singer song writer guitarist.

 
Whilst I would agree with the second part of your sentence, the first part is plain wrong.

LB always went his own way, before, during and after his time with FM, and FM have always been a whole lot more than any individual band member, even in the early 'Green God' days. They, and others such as Christine, Danny, Stevie, and Bob (Welch), are constellations whose separate paths through the musical universe intersected for a while and shone extra brightly. And yes, there were a few stellar collisions!
Good tune, though by and large, I don't like hearing about bleeding in songs.
Lindsay Buckingham was Fleetwood Mac, totally underrated singer song writer guitarist.
I love this song so much. Despite myself. <3
This album cover is an homage to the mid-seventies Rumours album cover.
 LindaSimmons wrote:
Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?
 
I love it. A cover that is carefully produced and had obviously been given a lot of time and thought to create. A bit of humour, pathos, personality, art, composition. . . what's not to like?
I totally concur.  Nothing better than this: https://youtu.be/mZZp76M4NGc

SwampYankee wrote:
The guy is brilliant: wonderful singer and guitar player with a lot of soul and a unique style.

 

 LindaSimmons wrote:
Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?

 
Mick still seems proud of those Clackers.
can't help but love this - that guitar is so precise
Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?
is that Lindsay singing?   so different than earlier stuff
 coloradojohn wrote:
This reminds me a lot of The Samples, especially Did You Ever Look So Nice; such a happy, buoyant sound behind romantic sentiments...

 
Yes to the Samples!


Now that's just plain funny!! Never noticed the balls before.

 

HeHe hilarious{#Clap}{#Roflol}{#Clap}
simply embarrassing - they´d better stopped making music when their time was over. instead, they are hurting their reputation with musical zero-point-zero´s like this one ...
Now for sum Jefferson Airplane - eh!
This reminds me a lot of The Samples, especially Did You Ever Look So Nice; such a happy, buoyant sound behind romantic sentiments...

2nd FM tune in a couple of hours.  Not complaining just struck me as odd.


 SwampYankee wrote:
The guy is brilliant: wonderful singer and guitar player with a lot of soul and a unique style.
 
Couldn't agree more! So underrated.
The guy is brilliant: wonderful singer and guitar player with a lot of soul and a unique style.
 bronorb wrote:

Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?

 
It is pretty silly; I guess they were just trying to have fun and re-live the old days, but without the dump-trucks full of cocaine.
 bronorb wrote:

Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?

 
Maybe it's just you. 
Yes Lindsey.
Give me a break? this stinks.


excellent...

 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Mick's balls are hanging a little lower with old age (and Stevie's fallen and she can't get up).

https://rgcred.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fleetwood-mac-rumors.jpghttps://mp3skyline.com/covers/set-1/cover-7827.jpg
 

Now that's just plain funny!! Never noticed the balls before.

Is it just me or is the cover a bit over-the-top?


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Mick's balls are hanging a little lower with old age (and Stevie's fallen and she can't get up).

https://rgcred.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fleetwood-mac-rumors.jpghttps://mp3skyline.com/covers/set-1/cover-7827.jpg
 

FUNNY!..... still a great song!
This song gets better every time I hear it. 8 9



cool song...


He's a very underrated picker - it's a strange and unusual style...

 
1wolfy wrote:
{#Yes} ThePoose wrote:
Lindsey is such a great fingerpicker!
 
 


 Pyro wrote:

Lindsey said that the bleeding line can best be described as "an element of having to sacrifice your blood in order to get back what is sometimes worthwhile." This line has a very noble, romantic feel to it, sacrificing your "blood" to protect a love you have with someone.

Source


 
Interesting, but the bleeding still bothers me.  That said, it's a fine song, and Lindsey rules.

Mick's balls are hanging a little lower with old age (and Stevie's fallen and she can't get up).

https://rgcred.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fleetwood-mac-rumors.jpg
{#Yes} ThePoose wrote:
Lindsey is such a great fingerpicker!

 




we be dancing...


 ThePoose wrote:
Lindsey is such a great fingerpicker!

 
Yeah!  I can't stop watching his version of 'Big Love' from this album.  I still can't figure out how he does that, and sings...


these khats still give me chills. If that's not an 8 then its a 9
This song should have been all over commercial radio and I did not hear it, not once, until RP.  Radio is Dead.  Long live Radio Paradise.


This song is very, very good for the ears...


He is such a great songwriter, I more ofter than not could care less what the heck he is singing about- I just sing along
 catsoup wrote:
I love the song, but the lyrics are kind of creepy.

Unless he's volunteering to be a sacrifice to some very sadistic goddess, in which case it all makes sense.
 
Lindsey said that the bleeding line can best be described as "an element of having to sacrifice your blood in order to get back what is sometimes worthwhile." This line has a very noble, romantic feel to it, sacrificing your "blood" to protect a love you have with someone.

Source




love it...


 ThePoose wrote:
Lindsey is such a great fingerpicker!

 
Incredible guitarist!  LOVED watching him in concert.  He has the energy of a 30-year old!

 conglif wrote:
One of the few Fleetwood Mac tunes I've truly loved after Tusk.
 I may not have chosen "Tusk" as my one FM song to have on a desert island but I do like this one pretty well.
Can anyone explain the knee breeches to me?  I never got that. 




sweet...


One of the few Fleetwood Mac tunes I've truly loved after Tusk.
Lindsey is such a great fingerpicker!

I love the song, but the lyrics are kind of creepy.

Unless he's volunteering to be a sacrifice to some very sadistic goddess, in which case it all makes sense.


Love it...


Surprise, surprise.

Didn't expect to hear or certainly like anything these guys might conjure up. Five seconds into this song, it had me. Lindsey Buck has one of those voices...ya know, just one of those voices that works for many.

Whoopsy...it's 12 years old.

Yet more proof that Lindsey was the brains in the later versions of the band - yet all the attention was on the hippie chick with the gypsy fetish and the druggies/alkies.

I was delivering an ad proof to a local radio station a few years ago and he was in the studio doing an appearance in conjunction with a local concert. He played this song, and he played his heart out. I watched over the monitor and thought "what a shame, here is this guy with massive talent, playing a wonderful composition for a couple of jerk DJs on morning drive time."

Really is no justice in the universe.


Cool...


Lindsey . . . wow.  What a talent.  I love his solo stuff.  So gritty, reckless, risky.  Big thumbs-up.  I had never heard this before.  Thanks, Bill.
 Pyro wrote:
Buckingham is an incredible talent. Love this song!
 

Wit' cha!
Me thinks I need to rediscover the MAC again.{#Whistle}
I just love it.
I still dig them after so many years. Great musicians...

dixiedeb wrote:
He is the most talented person in the band IMO.
If you have DirecTV and get HD programming, HDNET is showing a live show of Lindsay this month. It is truely awesome, he can really play a guitar and write great music. He was why Fleetwood Mac was any good, though I didn't know it at the time. IMO
Lindsey - text me!
KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
I think it's their latest. Their first together was way back in '75, I think.
Nah, their latest was released in 2003 - "Say You Will" FYI
This is different from the version I have. Wonder why...
Wondering if olde Stevie is still taking her Coke via ye olde back door.....
dixiedeb wrote:
He is the most talented person in the band IMO.
I agree!
tompoll wrote:
One of my favorite jokes, heard during the Fleetwood Mac comeback of a few years ago (I think one of Letterman's Top 10 lists): Mick Fleetwood no longer LOOKS LIKE a dirty old man, he IS a dirty old man.
:lol:
One of my favorite jokes, heard during the Fleetwood Mac comeback of a few years ago (I think one of Letterman's Top 10 lists): Mick Fleetwood no longer LOOKS LIKE a dirty old man, he IS a dirty old man.
puke
My Mom's favorite band
Pyro wrote:
Buckingham is an incredible talent. Love this song!
He is the most talented person in the band IMO.
Buckingham is an incredible talent. Love this song!
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
I think it's their latest. Their first together was way back in '75, I think.
Holy crap. Umm, yeah that rock was getting really heavy. Glad i climbed out from under it.
ktnsb wrote:
Was this their first record with Stevie-it's-all-about-me-Nicks? She killed Fleetwood Mac, in my opinion.
I think it's their latest. Their first together was way back in '75, I think.
Was this their first record with Stevie-it's-all-about-me-Nicks? She killed Fleetwood Mac, in my opinion.
trekhead wrote:
Gets me chair-dancing. 9.
Hey, your deck chair is hypnotizing me! This is a great song, btw. Haven't listened to the re-formed Mac much--must change that.
If there is anything negative to say for this album/video/performance I have no idea what it could possibly be. Absolutely stupendous!
Gets me chair-dancing. 9.
Not my music... It's a '3' for me.
Vandy005 wrote:
:music: Love it, simply love it...
Couldn't have said it better myself. Being born in the 70's I was a little young for their heyday and this is the album that turned me on to them.
:music: Love it, simply love it...
:sunny: :roflol:
Not my favorite FM song...but i am a loyal fan and even need just a little to satiate a sudden Mac Attack.
Tis the time to bless Radioparadise.
I just love this song! :jump:
Ahhh one of my favorites of theirs. Thanks Bill & Rebecca!
I always avoided Fleetwood Mac as a younger man. Their music was so mainstream, chicks dug it, it wasn't manly. Thousand excuses. Well, I guess I missed out because an older (much older) adult, their music is very solid, and I find it great to listen to. I even pulled my wife's vinyl copies and listen to it on the ole phonograph. Solid 8. Oh, and Micheal Stipe's voice isn't what sucks about the "Me in Honey" song. Its the whole song, the whole abum, especially the B52s singer. This album was really a big aberretion to R.E.M. music career. Everything before and after was great. This album really sucks.
Always love Lindsey's fingerpicking style.
kmh wrote:
I always think of my parents when I hear Fleetwood Mac... especially the old- stuff.
I'm . . . not . . . that . . . old . . . ! Damn, I guess I am.
Skinwalker wrote:
(p.s. the fact that this track was followed by REM just adds insult to injury. I've cringed at the sound of Michael Stipe's voice since the first time I heard it.)
AcK! It's happening again!!!
psycholynx wrote:
Is your name Rhianna?!? =P
Nope, they named me after a Charlie's Angel instead!
FM has a very "big" sound to me. Orchestral almost. Wall of sound, in a Broadway, hands in the air, matching costumes, sort of way.
I always think of my parents when I hear Fleetwood Mac... especially the old- stuff.
Ah now that's more like it!! Sensitive but no sissy!!
highlights their strenghts rather than their weaknesses... and it's not overplayed!
earthbased wrote:
Anyone know what year this song was written?
I read that this was a new song for this album, released in 1997. So, early 1997?
Buckingham is sublime. And anything that obscures Stevie Nicks is even better. She was the weakest FM member, IMHO.
Anyone know what year this song was written?
great memories...luv it!!
I really like this song - I think it's a sweet tune.
Ok, I've loved Fleetwood Mac for decades, but I have to say, if this were the first thing I ever heard by them, I'd never have heard any of the rest. I gave this a 2, and I may have been being charitable. (p.s. the fact that this track was followed by REM just adds insult to injury. I've cringed at the sound of Michael Stipe's voice since the first time I heard it.)
Jacksonstat wrote:
I credit my parents for my love of Fleetwood Mac. They taught their daughter well. :cheesygrin:
Is your name Rhianna?!? =P
I credit my parents for my love of Fleetwood Mac. They taught their daughter well. :cheesygrin:
The Dance was a great concert too. Go watch the DVD. Buckingham plays some awesome guitars on Big Love.
Seeing them live gave me a whole new appreciation for their skills, especially Lindsey. This tune has a real nice feel. (BTW - I've been listening to FM since the late 60's and I like all incarnations.)
I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan at all, but this song has a real nice positive drive that is hard to resist.
This is fantastic!! :hearteyes: Great feelings, as with the Mac's classis "Sentimental Lady."