Wednesday, October 17, 2007

No Speed Limit, This Is The Fast Lane ...

The first album I ever bought was Stevie Nicks' "Belladonna." I was 9 years-old and saved my allowance for a month. My mother thought it was way too mature for me but I had to have it and recall having one or two "But Moooooooooommmmmmmmmm" fits before she succumbed. I was transfixed the first time I heard "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" on the radio and apparently was literate and resourceful enough to determine who sang it, and what it would take to hear more.

While the title track was never released as a single, it's still one of my favorites 26 years later. I constantly wish for things to slow down but that doesn't seem to be intrinsic to my composure.


You can ride high atop your pony
I know you won't fall...
'cause the whole thing's phoney.
You can fly swingin from your trapeze
Scaring all the people...
But you never scare me

Bella donna...
And we fight... for the northern star

No speed limit... this is the fast lane
It's just the way that it is here
And you say... I never thought it could

Bella donna... we fight...
For the northern star

And the lady's feeling
Like the moon that she loved
Don't you know that the stars are
A part of us
And the lady's feeling
Just like the moon that she loved

And you say... I never thought it could
Bella donna
Come in out of the darkness...

You are in love with...
And I'm ready to sail...
It's just a feeling...
Sort of captures your soul

Bella donna...

And the woman may be awestruck
And the woman may truly care
But the woman is so tired...
So the woman dissappears...

Come in out of the darkness...

Bella donna... my soul...

Don't change... baby please don't change
And you say...
And your face becomes thin
You never thought it could
Come in out of the darkness
Bella donna...

You are in love with
And I'm ready to sail
It's just a feeling

2 comments:

Arkanzin said...

Robby, I just can't picture it.

You.

Throwing fit.

Yelling, "But MOOOOoooooOMMMM!

No. Can't picture it.

Hard to believe.

You?

Arky

Tosh (Turberculosis) said...

I love me some Stevie. Leather and Lace and Gypsy were my Favs.