[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Fleetwood Mac — Silver Springs
Album: Rumours
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 379









Released: 1977
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You could be my silver spring,
Blue green colors flashing.

I would be your only dream,
Your shining autumn,
Ocean crashing

And did you say she was pretty?
And did you say that she loves you?
Baby I don't want to know.

I'll begin not to love you,
Turn around,
See me running.

I said I loved you years ago,
I tell myself,
You never loved me, no.

And did you say she was pretty?
And did you say that she loves you?
Baby I don't want to know.

Oh, no.

And can you tell me was it worth it?
Really I don't want to know.

Time casts its spell on you,
But you won't forget me.

I know I could have loved you,
But you would not let me.

Time casts its spell on you,
But you won't forget me.

I know I could have loved you,
But you would not let me.

I'll follow you down,
'Til the sound of my voice,
Will haunt you.

You'll never get away,
From the sound,
Of the woman that loves you.

I'll follow you down,
'Till the sound of my voice,
Will haunt you.

You'll never get away,
From the sound,
Of the woman that loves you.

I'll follow you down,
'Till the sound of my voice,
Will haunt you.

You'll never get away,
From the sound,
Of the woman that loves you.

You could be my silver spring,
Blue green colors flashing.
Comments (44)add comment
This is such a great classic. There's a Blue-Ray of a live performance with this song and it's a very memorable performance by Stevie Nicks (unlike the heavily compressed poor quality bootleg versions on YouTube). Tracks like this brighten my day and make RP such a joy to listen to.
Classic. Off the second album I bought as a kid! Elton John with Capt. Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was the 1st.
Sometimes an album is so big even their B-Sides are hits.
This was the B-Side for "Go Your own Way"
 GypsyD wrote:
Very powerful voice in this early version, closer to the time when she wrote it and it had more feeling. The live version on The Dance is nice, but much more mellow and more like a memory ("a great old song"), many years later, than the feeling in the earlier, more present version.{#Music}
 
This is the first time I've heard this version, and initially upon hearing it didn't really like it in comparison. But now I see, or hear rather, your point, and I may even agree with you. Towards the end of the song, she sounds raw. Like the pain is fresh. Powerful stuff.
 LizK wrote:

You could go on, but don't-  Glee is so much fun, so entertaining, good television (compare it to David Caruso & CSI in Miami in green , orange, and pink, ugggg). Why would a fine show need to live up to your picky, nitpicking standards. (what standards? Glee has won Emmys.  I hope it goes on, with guest stars like Stevie & Mary J Blige, for a long time.
 
 
{#Rolleyes}
 LizK wrote:

You could go on, but don't-  Glee is so much fun, so entertaining, good television (compare it to David Caruso & CSI in Miami in green , orange, and pink, ugggg). Why would a fine show need to live up to your picky, nitpicking standards. (what standards? Glee has won Emmys.  I hope it goes on, with guest stars like Stevie & Mary J Blige, for a long time.
 
 
Maybe but it's still not music, it's TV and it all happens in the post production and has nothing to do with musicianship. Heck, can you even be sure it's those kids singing? It's milli vanTelly. Entertaining? Well for you I guess so, but it ain't real music. I'd rather watch "Later with Jools Holland", thanks, anyway.
One of my favorite songs... {#Clap}
Very powerful voice in this early version, closer to the time when she wrote it and it had more feeling. The live version on The Dance is nice, but much more mellow and more like a memory ("a great old song"), many years later, than the feeling in the earlier, more present version.{#Music}
 Byronape wrote:

I have a hard time thinking that anything done on Glee has anything to do with real music. 

My wife is always getting people saying things like "With as much as you love music, I'm surprised you don't watch Glee!"  She nearly goes nuts each time, which makes me laugh a little when she's not looking.  Basically, her answer (and mine were anyone to say anything like that to me) is that she hates Glee because of how much she loves music.  Music is about the instruments, the musicians, and the music, not about a bunch of kids singing to an over-produced, sterilized, and soulless version of great songs of the past.  There's no real musicianship going on with that show.   If all it took to be great was a pleasant singing voice, I could list a hundred hugely influential musicians that would never have made it.  Pearl Jam, Porcupine Tree, Dylan, Neil Young, Blind Melon, Smashing Pumpkins...  Need I go on?

 
You could go on, but don't-  Glee is so much fun, so entertaining, good television (compare it to David Caruso & CSI in Miami in green , orange, and pink, ugggg). Why would a fine show need to live up to your picky, nitpicking standards. (what standards? Glee has won Emmys.  I hope it goes on, with guest stars like Stevie & Mary J Blige, for a long time.
 
 WonderLizard wrote:
Not the strongest song on the album, but a poignant heartbreaker...

Time cast a spell on you...but you won't forget me...
I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me..
I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you..
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you..

 
Someone else the word "vindictive"...Nicks gets angrier and angrier as she sings. It feels like she's invoking a curse on someone. Love turning to hatred...chilling. 
Heard this in another room & immediately - Stevie is at her best here.{#Clap}
i like live re-release they did in the late 90s better....unusual, as i usually stick to the originals, but i just dig this song live.
Great tune, but I think the live version is better.
Really respect the lineage of this band.....This is a terrific song from that era of Fleetwood Mac
This song gets a solid ten as long as I only hear it once a decade. That was my listen for 2010-2020.

Every time I hear it again before 2020, I'm coming back to RP to deduct a point.
 fiorello wrote:
Best Break up song . midnight  NYC driving over the Throggs Neck Bridge 1980 . .. never forget it 
 
 


Yes....the best!
Best Break up song . midnight  NYC driving over the Throggs Neck Bridge 1980 . .. never forget it 
 
Originals and Classics... They hold up after all these years... Nice blend this Morning... Thanks...  Lots of miles and white dots went by as this played out of the cheap speakers...
Don't love Fleetwood Mac, but they do have a nostalgic appeal to me. I might add that when Christie McVie sings...it's more palatable to me.
romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 
stop this, please.

 
lshinkawa wrote:

stop this, please.
 
I'm glad everyone in his room loves it..


great to hear this original!
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 
stop this, please.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 coding_to_music wrote:
Did anyone see the Rumors episode of Glee, this week?

Nice to see a new generation being exposed to this timeless music... 

 
I have a hard time thinking that anything done on Glee has anything to do with real music. 

My wife is always getting people saying things like "With as much as you love music, I'm surprised you don't watch Glee!"  She nearly goes nuts each time, which makes me laugh a little when she's not looking.  Basically, her answer (and mine were anyone to say anything like that to me) is that she hates Glee because of how much she loves music.  Music is about the instruments, the musicians, and the music, not about a bunch of kids singing to an over-produced, sterilized, and soulless version of great songs of the past.  There's no real musicianship going on with that show.   If all it took to be great was a pleasant singing voice, I could list a hundred hugely influential musicians that would never have made it.  Pearl Jam, Porcupine Tree, Dylan, Neil Young, Blind Melon, Smashing Pumpkins...  Need I go on?



Wow, I wish I had gotten that single for the song "Go Your Own Way"...  this is an excellent song to match it on the other side...

I have the original vinyl for Rumours, which is one of many magnificent Fleetwood Mac albums...





beautiful song...  love it...

 
LOVE FLEETWOOD MAC.  I heard they are planning a new tour!
wow - what a lovely blast from the past!
 CatInTheHat wrote:
Silver Springs was not included on the original Rumours album. I recall hearing the story that this exclusion caused Stevie Nicks to break down in tears. Rumours was ridiculously successful even without this gem.
 
True,  It was a B side (to which I cant remember).  Luckily lots of AOR stations played it.

 It was released on the flip side of the single for "Go Your Own Way" at the time (but not the album)  - I was taking a radio production class at the time and was using the 45 for one of my production records.
 
CatInTheHat wrote:
Silver Springs was not included on the original Rumours album. I recall hearing the story that this exclusion caused Stevie Nicks to break down in tears. Rumours was ridiculously successful even without this gem.
 


Did anyone see the Rumors episode of Glee, this week?

Nice to see a new generation being exposed to this timeless music... 

 mandolin wrote:
...i swear i've heard fleetwood mac perform another rendition of this song, harder, more uptempo - but where?..

 

There's a great live version out there.
Probably the version from "The Dance" it's pretty good.

 
mandolin wrote:
...i swear i've heard fleetwood mac perform another rendition of this song, harder, more uptempo - but where?..
 


...i swear i've heard fleetwood mac perform another rendition of this song, harder, more uptempo - but where?..

 CatInTheHat wrote:
Silver Springs was not included on the original Rumours album. I recall hearing the story that this exclusion caused Stevie Nicks to break down in tears. Rumours was ridiculously successful even without this gem.
 


Wow, yes, I remember some story about this song...  whatever it is, I love this song!

 
Silver Springs was not included on the original Rumours album. I recall hearing the story that this exclusion caused Stevie Nicks to break down in tears. Rumours was ridiculously successful even without this gem.

Oh Yea!  goose bups & hair standin up.  and then gets a little too vindictive... still... amaizing


Not the strongest song on the album, but a poignant heartbreaker...

Time cast a spell on you...but you won't forget me...
I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me..
I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you..
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you..

Tell myself you never loved me.......{#Cry}
My version of Rumours does not contain this track....

I do love the 1997 live version!
Baby I Don't Wanna Know.............
Prefer the Buckingham Nicks version, though.
Still waiting to hear it on the playlist though...
Insta-uplaod! Well this was a no-brainer upload. Unlike my Apples in Stereo that I uploaded at the same time...Insta-BOOT! What surprises me, that it wasn't already on the playlist. :think: