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Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy




"Gypsy" is a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. The song was written by Stevie Nicks around 1979; the earliest demo recordings were made in early 1980 with Tom Moncrieff for possible inclusion on her debut solo album Bella Donna.


However, when Nicks' close friend Robin Anderson died of leukemia, the song took on a new significance and Nicks held it over for Fleetwood Mac. "Gypsy" was the second single release and second biggest hit from the Mirage album, following "Hold Me", reaching a peak of No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.


In 2017, Nicks recorded an acoustic version to serve as the theme song for the Netflix drama series Gypsy.


There are two points of inspiration behind "Gypsy", as stated by Stevie Nicks, the first of which is a nostalgia for her life before Fleetwood Mac. Before joining the group, Nicks lived with Lindsey Buckingham, who would also join Fleetwood Mac. Nicks and Buckingham were musical and romantic partners; however, only their musical partnership has survived.





Lyrics


So I'm back, to the velvet underground

Back to the floor, that I love

To a room with some lace and paper flowers

Back to the gypsy that I was

To the gypsy... that I was

And it all comes down to you

Well, you know that it does

Well, lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

Ah, and it lights up the night

And you see your gypsy

You see your gypsy

To the gypsy that remains faces freedom with a little fear

I have no fear, I have only love

And if I was a child

And the child was enough

Enough for me to love

Enough to love

She is dancing away from me now

She was just a wish

She was just a wish

And a memory is all that is left for you now

You see your gypsy

You see your gypsy

Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

And it all comes down to you

And it all comes down to you

Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

And it all comes down to you

I still see your bright eyes, bright eyes

And it all comes down to you

I still see your bright eyes, bright eyes

And it all comes down to you

I still see your bright eyes, bright eyes

(She was just a wish)

(She was just a wish)

And it all comes down to you

Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

And it all comes down to you