You may not be as strong as me And I may not care to teach you It may be hard to keep up with me But I'll always be able to reach you And if you go forward (if you go forward) I'll meet you there And if you climb up through the cold, freezing air Look down below you; search out above And cry out to life for a frozen love Cry, love Life gave me you; yeah, the change was made And there's no beginning over You are not happy, but what is love? Hate gave you me for a lover... And if you go forward (if you go forward) I'll meet you there And if you climb up through the cold, freezing air Look down below you; search out above And cry out to life for a frozen love Cry, love You may not be (You may not be) As strong as me (as strong as me) And I may not care (I may not care) To teach you (to teach you) It may be hard (It may be hard) To keep up with me (to keep up with me) But I'll always... Yes, I'm always going to be able to reach you And if you go forward (if you go forward) I'll meet you there And if you climb up through the cold, freezing air Look down below you; search out above And cry out to life for a frozen love Cry, love
At first I didn't like this song, but it really grows on you, and now I love it! Of course, it's the famous song that made Mick Fleetwood approach Lindsey about joining Fleetwood Mac, and it indeed does have a terrific guitar solo! Again, we see the "catch up with me" theme similar to Long Distance Winner as Lindsey admits his pefectionism but tells Stevie that despite all that, he'll "always be able to reach you." I'm not sure what "frozen love" means - perhaps a love frozen in time? That would work with the theme of change we see so much of in Stevie's music (i.e. Landslide) - something frozen in time doesn't change, which would solve some of their problems. They "cry out to life for a frozen love" that will remain unchanged forever.
As for Stevie's part of the song, it's very interesting. She acknowledges that Lindsey is "not happy," but she seems to be saying this is the way it is; "there's no beginning over" and if he wants her as a lover, he has to put up with the "hate" too. A thin line and all that! It's also interesting that this is, to date, their only joint composition (The Chain was more of a group effort). If I were to guess, I would say Stevie wrote the lyrics and Lindsey the music, but who knows, perhaps there was overlap there....at any rate, their combined efforts made for good music.
Lindsey is saying that Stevie will never be as strong as him, to leave and not to turn back. He knows if he ever changed his mind it would be easy to get her back, because she loves the chase.
It could also mean that he's tired of making her feel secure while she's the damsel in distress.
Stevie is saying if he shows her that he wants something more, she'll be there, but he has to go through a lot to get there, because of the frozen feelings. Both of them put up a wall.
They both know that they are meant to be, but they can't be together, too many things went wrong. There is no way to go back, both of them have these anger issues to deal with.
But if he wants to try again, she'll try too.
This song is a song from a best friend to a best friend. One is always stronger than the other and if he or she can't follow the rules to the game played maybe one will slow down and wait on the other like they are frozen in time or maybe in love.
I think they are reflecting on the more competitive side of the relationship. "Who wants to wear the pants this week" type thing. Also I think it is a strangely prophetic song in regards to their break up, and the aftermath of it.
Lindsey & Stevie were young and did not know how to communicate since they were even in the "Rock Scene" I think that Lindsey & Stevie were the Romeo & Juliet of the 70's.
Where my thoughts deeply go with the song "Frozen Love" Is that it is a young woman that is experiencing having a child, not married, I guess about 17 years old. It is the mother and her words talking to her child, she decides to let the baby girl be adopted so she can give her a future, and herself a future also. When the instrumental part begins it is the feeling of intense bonding love and knowing forever , soon to disappear, the visual of each other! In this part, the music's mood changes from the child within her being still care free, to holding the child,.. the baby senses.., the change was made... oh!, the feeling of transformation for both, there are no words, just intense energy and then....time to go.... with acceptance of the choices made, desire to go forward , giving and leaving a gift to each other that day, (that's why they call it the present) a strong kinestitic connection always, It is a "FROZEN LOVE" .
I was 14 years old when I first heard this song created by Stevie and Lindsey. It confirmed my experiences and convictions on a spiritual (not religious) path that I surely was chosen to develop and give to whoever it is for the moment. Some day I hope to meet Kathryn Evans and also Gerald (Jerry) if the universe will find favor on me, I will be honored, and they will too, and the frozen love will thaw, the blessing absorbed, life goes on and on, there is no end. I know this, it is true. Peace baby!