Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way


It’s week 3 of our Artist Focus and I’m writing this in advance, on day one, because if you’re reading this on the day it was published, or even the week it was published, I’m currently sunning it up in Cornwall. Lovely stuff!

It turns out that my way is usually towards bed.

Go Your Own Way is one of those songs that would feature brilliantly on a break-up playlist. In fact, funnily enough, that’s one of the many, many post ideas I’ve had that has yet to come to fruition. One day, perhaps. One day.

I want to start by saying that I like this one. It’s in my “cheer the fuck up, you miserable bastard” playlist, affectionately referred to as my “happy playlist” on Spotify, along with some other choice songs – this playlist can be made available on request.

Yes. A live version. Best left unwatched, when a suitable alternative is… right here.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/07GvNcU1WdyZJq3XxP0kZa

There’s a certain feeling to it that helps drive the song forwards nicely – helped of course by superb drumming, fantastic lyrics and a subject matter that we can all relate to in one way or another – a breakup of partners, or friends even. It happens to us all, whether we want it or not. Sometimes, we all say goodbye to the people who have been such a big part of our lives and we go our own way, even if just for a while.

Lets look at some lyrics, shall we…

If I could
Maybe I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

This, to me, clearly shows that one person in this relationship still wants the relationship to last, and that the other person is so determined for it not to that it’s fallen apart, probably without any real conversation about the matter.

It’s a truly brilliant song, and a good introduction to Fleetwood Mac if you’ve never heard them before now. I recommend that you, at the very least, check out the other songs we’ll be covering this week, maybe follow that up with Little Lies, and see how you get on.

9/10

That Guy

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