Monday, June 29, 2009

Music Monday - Rhiannon by Stevie Nicks

I wanted to share one of my favorite versions of my very favorite song with you all... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do... it always makes me cry. The first time I heard this version my love for Stevie was sealed.... I even named my oldest daughter after this song. This version of Rhiannon is from what is called "The HBO Special" among Stevie Nicks fans... but if you want to buy a copy of the whole show you'll find it under Stevie Nicks Live.... and it's only available on video cassette... it is currently out of print but you can still find it on the web. I hope someday Stevie will rerelease this amazing show uncut on DVD.

So here is Rhiannon from the 1982 HBO Special... sooo beautiful!

Lyrics

(The lyrics always change a bit with each different version)

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try?
And he says, "Rhiannon, Don't go."
And he says, "Rhiannon, stay."
And he says, "I still cry out for you.
Don't leave me, don't leave me."

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night.
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight.
And who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try?

She is like a cat in the dark,
then baby, she is your darkness.
She rules her life like a fine skylark,
when the sky is starless.
Once in a million years a lady like her rises.
Oh no, Rhiannon, you cry, but she's gone
Your life knows no answer, Your life knows no answer.

Rhiannon....(4*)

She rings like a bell through the night.
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight.
And who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try? Say, would you even try?

Rhiannon....(3*)

Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Your dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Your dreams unwind
And still it's hard to find, I know.
Your dreams unwind
And still it's a state of mind, I know
Dreams unwind
And still it's hard to find, I know
Dreams unwind
And still it's a state of mind, I know

Take me like the wind, child
Take me with the sky
Take me now
Take me like the wind, baby
Take me with the sky
All the same
All the same
All the same, Rhiannon
All the same
Baby, all the same
All the same

And he still cries out for her,
"Don't leave me now."


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~A Lil Enchanted~




1 comment:

PJ said...

awesome! that's all i got to say! hehehe