Released on Bella Donna in July 1981, the debut solo studio album by American singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks.
In her words in Wikipedia, "The line 'And the days go by like a strand in the wind' that's how fast those days were going by during my uncle John's illness, and it was so upsetting to me. The part that says 'I went today... maybe I will go again... tomorrow' refers to seeing him the day before he died. He was home and my aunt had some music softly playing, and it was a perfect place for the spirit to go away. The white-winged dove in the song is a spirit that is leaving a body, and I felt a great loss at how both Johns (her uncle and John Lennon) were taken. 'I hear the call of the nightbird singing..... come away ... come away....'"
With reference to John Lennon , "Jimmy (Iovine) - a recording engineer and five years younger than Stevie - he was absolutely best friends with John Lennon," she says. "So when that happened, a hush came over the house that was so overwhelming that there was nothing that I could do to help. There was nothing I could say, there was no way I could comfort him." Unable to help, Nicks flew home to Phoenix. "I went straight over to my uncle's house, and my uncle died that day. He died right there with me holding his hand, just me and my cousin, who's a little younger than me, sitting there on the bed and on the floor next to him.
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