Meet me down by the railway station I've been waiting And I'm through waiting for you The train sings the same kind of blues Well, I don't know why I always trusted Sometimes I think that I must have I must have been crazy Crazy to wait on you, baby Well, I turned around and got pushed down, baby Now I decided yesterday that I would leave you I'm alright... Please, I've been takin' my time You know, it's been on my mind I hope you find a love Your own designs of love That's alright That's alright I believe, I believe that I know you 'Cause we've been a long time Now I've got to show you, that I Well, I never did believe in time You know, changin' anybody's mind Now, I can't define love like it should be That's alright That's alright Please, I've been takin' my time You know, it's been on my mind I hope you find a love Your own designs of love That's alright Oh, yes, that's alright
This song puts Stevie in a role Lindsey has traditionally claimed - that of the person who's waiting (Not That Funny, for instance). But Stevie's been waiting, too. I'm guessing that this song is going back to the time when Lindsey and Stevie were together, that before she left him she waited for things to get better, for them to resolve their problems, but finally she felt like she couldn't wait any longer. In fact, she seems angry with herself that she waited so long before she left, she "must have been crazy." After all the times she got "pushed down" she should have left earlier (again, shades of Lindsey's traditional role as the wronged one in songs like Never Going Back Again). But she wanted to be sure before she threw it all away. She doesn't seem to bear any grudge, though - she wants Lindsey to be happy (as in I Don't Want to Know). She's also telling him that even if they had stayed together longer, it wouldn't have mattered - "time [isn't] changin' anybody's mind". After all this, she's not sure what love is, but "that's alright" - she's confident that she's done the right thing.
The webmistress is mistaken on this one. It was written before the break-up, not after. There are outtakes of it dating back to the Buckingham Nicks era. Therefore, how could it be about the souring of their relationship, which hadn't happened yet?
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