Monday, August 4, 2008

Landslide

I was staring out the window of my taxi cab earlier today when 'Landslide' started playing on my mp3 player. This is one of my all-time favorite songs and every time I hear it different images come to mind. This time it reminded me of my parents. It's interesting to notice how different one sees his/her parents after becoming a parent themselves. I always think "where did that decision come from?" and " what was the thought process there?" Sometimes I ask myself "would I have done that, acted that way, said that?" and "what would I have done differently?" And then of course the inevitable line of thinking- "will my children see this way?" and "what will our relationship be like?" and "will I be able to let them go when the time comes and will I know when that time will be?"
I think I should stop listening to my mp3 player for a while. Too many associated thoughts running at warp speed at the same time in my head shouldn't be too healthy.

Here are the lyrics:

Landslide
by Fleetwood Mac

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Well, Ive been afraid of changing
cause Ive built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
Im getting older too

Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well maybe the landslide will bring it down

Isn't it a beautiful song? Ah, the exquisite pain of it all.

4 comments:

skyechill said...

Landslide...hmmmm, one of my favorites too. It's actually the music of my blog! I love the Dixie Chicks version better though =)

vicki said...

I have that version and the Smashing Pumpkins version as well. It's a great song all around. =) I'll be posting more lyrics in the future. I love music.

dreamwalker said...

ha ha - seems that this is OUR favorite song. This is funny, Vicki, look: http://www.dreamwalkersworld.com/2008/07/landslide.html

This song does hold a lot of meaning, huh?

vicki said...

oh my goodness! Such a popular song!