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Old 04-16-2017, 05:09 PM
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This song is so special it deserves its own thread. The beginning guitar is so solemn it fits the song perfectly. Its like someone being lonely picking up the guitar and playing. Then the keyboards start. The song is about a hurt sole and trying to go on. Its positive telling yourself the hurt you feel will melt away over time....the next day.
The way the music answers back to itself like an echo is so good. Its vintage 70's when keyboards could sound like strings and an orchestra.
In the end the chorus breaks you down. Its a total change from the first 2 verses which express optimism. The chorus is almost like alar ego coming out and you breaking down. Why don't you love me? Why don't you just be strong? The song takes a slightly different feel from the optimism of the first 2 verses.
I think its one of the Mac's best tunes ever. The music alone with the guitar and amazing drums are so freaking good. It fits the mood of the song perfectly.
Let's go Buck/McVie
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:24 PM
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Agreed, on all points. Such a classic song, my all-time favorite from Christine. I really hope it ends up on the BuckVie Tour setlist.
You don't have no prescription
You don't have to take no pills
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:13 AM
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I love this song! Definitely one of my favorites by Christine. It's such a lush sounding song too, very mellow.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:32 PM
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very moving and a personal fave for over 40 years
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:44 PM
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Why has always been one of my favorite tracks by Christine. I also really like the live version from the 1975 tour with Buckingham/Nicks adding their vocals to the end of the song.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:00 PM
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Why is a gentle epic of a song. On some days I cant stand the protracted opening to the song, on other days I feel its essential in building the anticipation. I love the 1975/76 versions of this song... but they aren't a patch on the original album version. I hope its played on the Buckingham McVie tour- I suspect its long consigned to history though.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:22 AM
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I love this song so much. I love the Bob Welch era of it live. I am not crazy about the B/N version. Like Everywhere (the dance) I sometimes don't like their clumsy ahhhhhh, ahhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhh.

Where Welch/McVie had this natural blend on this track.

It's a beautiful piece.
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:02 AM
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It truly is one of their best songs ever. I wish the band felt about it the way that many of us do.

I'd give anything if they'd break it out for the Buck/Vie tour, but it won't happen.
and Stevie Nicks was starting to lumber along like a sod-packed wheelbarrow.
And I'm David, not Homer!(we all should be able to change our name, at least once)
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:40 PM
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I remember on the old FMLegacy board, when we did a poll of all FM songs, Why ended up rated as #1 among all of them.

I think Thoughts on a Grey Day came in last.

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Old 04-29-2017, 09:57 AM
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It's a very good song on paper (I have the sheet music) but the arrangement gives it that added umph. Love the production on this one. Weston's skills are very noticeable, not only in the slide intro but in the middle solo and the extended outro.
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