definitely wrote that in my room in half an hour. I remember coming in
and all the guys were in the control room. They were completely
oblivious to the fact that I was shaking in my boots cause I©d written
this song and I didn't know where it came from. And I was playing it
and all of sudden the whole studio went quiet and everyone diverted
there attention to me and when the song stopped I remember everyone
saying that was bloody fantastic. Thank God you put it on a two track.
place it right after Go Your Own Way was just so great. I actually
remember when the album was done and one of the local radio stations
had played the whole album and took a break between sides. And Richard
Dashut and I were in our car when we still lived on Putney, and listened
to this. I can remember when Go Your Own Way came in and we were so
aggressive at the end and it was a great thing. That song came off , and
then Songbird came on. And the masculinity and aggressiveness that was
the end of Go Your Own Way transformed into that intimate female,
introspective side of Songbird which followed. I honestly remember that
the DJ that addressed the listeners before playing Side Two, you could
tell she©d been crying! And that was the combination of Go Your Own
Way into Songbird.
is always Chris alone with the audience. And we always saw it like that.
And it survives like that to this day. It hits people it's amazing.
It's like a little prayer, or a Fleetwood Mac prayer. It has a
wasn't about anyone in particular at all. It was for everybody.