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Old 01-05-2019, 07:12 PM
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So I know she wrote Don't Stop to John during their divorce and Songbird and You Make Loving Fun are about the lighting director. But do we know if any of the vast array of 'I love you' songs Christine has written were about being in love with John? Very curious. Also, I wish there were some pictures from their wedding. I bet Christine makes a lovely bride.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:49 AM
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Spare Me a Little was, at least according to Mick. Early versions of this song date back to 1970, when the couple were experiencing marital bliss.

By 1973, the Mcvies were facing significant personal troubles, so Iím suspecting Dissatisfied, Believe Me, and Why are autobiographical.

I also suspect that Remember Me and Just Crazy Love are at least inspired by her affair with Martin Birch.

By 1974, Birch returned to his wife and the Mcvies were trying to give it another go. Maybe Prove Your Love was about this stage of their lives.

The original lyrics to Brown Eyes (Yesterdayís Tears) are clearly about John. But the rewrite appears to be about Dennis Wilson.
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Spare Me a Little and Why stand out as the most obvious examples but Warm Ways maybe also about "giving it another go" before the S&*t hit the fan in '76. Yesterday's Tears is just amazing- too bad they didn't keep that version and I agree it's about John. Most other stuff is about moving on I think.
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I may be wrong, but I think Christine has said in an interview that, while some of her songs are autobiographical, many are not and are instead written about various other people or friends of hers. I can't remember if it was Sugar Daddy or Little Lies that this was referring to.

That being said, sooooo many songs sound like they are.

Confirmed: Mick (Oh Daddy), John (Believe Me, Why, Spare Me a Little, Songbird, Don't Stop), Lindsey (Over My Head), herself (Homeward Bound), Curry Grant (You Make Loving Fun)

I would wager that her Tango songs are about Eddy Quintella and her Tusk and Mirage songs are about Dennis Wilson.
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Confirmed: Mick (Oh Daddy), John (Believe Me, Why, Spare Me a Little, Songbird, Don't Stop), Lindsey (Over My Head), herself (Homeward Bound), Curry Grant (You Make Loving Fun)

"Over My Head" is about Lindsey? When did she say that?
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"Over My Head" is about Lindsey? When did she say that?
I think she said this in an interview or two after rejoining FM in 2014 but I'm not sure which particular one. Although in the 1977 Rolling Stone mag interview she says Over My Head and Say You Love Me were both written on her portable Hohner piano in the Malibu apartment she shared with John shortly after the Heroes Are Hard to Find Tour. That'd be before she'd met either Lindsey or Stevie.
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Confirmed: Mick (Oh Daddy), John (Believe Me, Why, Spare Me a Little, Songbird, Don't Stop), Lindsey (Over My Head), herself (Homeward Bound), Curry Grant (You Make Loving Fun)
At the Making of Rumours DVD (1997) she said about Songbird: It was about nobody and everybody.
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