Stevie Nicks Reveals Song That Helped Her With Christine McVie’s Death
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Stevie Nicks took a moment during her concert in Atlanta to express her heartfelt appreciation to Taylor Swift, attributing her song “You’re on Your Own, Kid” as a source of solace during the difficult period following the passing of her dear Fleetwood Mac bandmate, Christine McVie. Nicks, speaking from the stage, thanked Swift and shared the profound emotions the song evoked within her.
“Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid,'” Nicks graciously acknowledged. She went on to reveal the depth of her sorrow, saying, “That is the sadness of how I feel. As long as Chris was, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies.”
Nicks nostalgically reminisced about the unique connection she shared with McVie, highlighting the seamless nature of their relationship. “Then we would go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we would walk in and it would be like ‘Little sister, how are you?'” Nicks said emotionally. “It was like never a minute had passed, never an argument in our entire 47 years.”
The impact of Swift’s song on Nicks and her grieving process was profound. Released in October as part of Swift’s album Midnights, “You’re on Your Own, Kid” swiftly climbed to the eighth position on the Billboard Hot 100. Tragically, McVie passed away a month later at the age of 79. “So, when it was the two of us, the two of us were on our own, kids, we always were,” Nicks confessed, her voice filled with vulnerability. “And now, I’m having to learn to be on my own, kid, by myself. So, you help me to do that. Thank you.”
In this heartfelt expression of gratitude, Nicks not only acknowledged Swift’s support but also shed light on the power of music in navigating the complexities of loss and personal growth.