I think this song refers to her and Lindsey and their relationship on the stage, as in during the Dance tour, and how that translates over into real life. Of course, she begins with talking about having to be the person he wants her to be, making accomodations like in Trouble in Shangri-La, saying what he wants to hear like in Love Changes - nope, Stevie doesn't like to be controlled! Perhaps here she is especially referring to the Buckingham Nicks era, when she indeed was very dependant on him, and apparently she resented that like crazy! And yet there is that night of the performance where everything is so passionate and intense, and she gets so "high" off of it... as she's said before, during that time "we [she and Lindsey] are in love again." I believe that's the miracle she's referring to. Despite the fact that it's really over, for that brief time, it "all begins again."
But whenever she thinks it could lead to something more, that their "one night stand," whether figurative or literal or both, might turn into something else, reality comes crashing in again, and she has to "see [him] walk out that door." Then, despite the fact that he says he depends on her - and how she must have eaten that up! - or that he says he loves her, the fact is that it's doomed, they're always going to "fall from grace." Still, Stevie doesn't want to let it die... so to this day she sings about him, to this day when they tour she gets all caught up in him... and in that way, that crazy way, she's keeping the feeling of that love alive.
I also think it is about her and Lindsey's relationship during the
dance. In the beginning she talks about being his confidant and I think that is referring to how her and Lindsey were able to begin building a friendship. Then she mentions gossamer wings, which is how she is explaining their relationship onstage. The gossamer wings are an act something for entertainment.
When she refers to waking up with a stranger I think it's her way of asking Lindsey, do you want me for me, or what we conjure up on stage for people? The next verse starting,"it's not something that you plan." I think is referring to Kristen's pregnancy. Then for the rest of the song Stevie is saying you know Lindsey you and I finally started to get things working again, and now I just have to accept that you are going to be with Kristen. Then she is saying I sing these songs so you don't forget me and everything we share. Plain and simple it's about her and Lindsey.
Stevie has said that this song is about the men in Fleetwood Mac. Even when she talks about one man, she's referring to Lindsey, Mick and John.
Fall From Grace...is about her life in FM during The Dance! She has already said that many times. In every line she is speaking to one of the band members.
"I choose to be his confidant and to keep him from the fire" - Mick
Sara is about Mick hence the line.. "Said you'd give me light, but you never told me about the fire." It is a reference to the fire she had with Mick...the rules have changed!
"I choose to be quietly discreet..if that is his desire" - John
John does not want to know about it.
"I touch with gossamer wings to be quiet around you" - Lindsey
She has had to work hard on a balance. Redefining her new relationship (starting over) to find a way to be together again and make it work within FM.
"Maybe I fought this long and this is to make sure you survive" - FM
"You say you wouldn't do this for "very long" - Christine.
Chris said at the beginning of The Dance Tour she would only do a condensed tour.
"The applause from it all is so defining"
"Well it bounces off the wall at you..when the miracle is happening"
It was a "miracle"..they even reformed.
The rest is Stevie's struggle to reform herself and these relationships
"High Priestess...She's the keeper of the peace in this.."
Stevie is the High Priestess.She has always said her role in FM was that of the peace keeper. End of story!
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