Fleetwood Mac (1982)
Mirage was released by Fleetwood Mac 38 years ago today. Gypsy was the second single released from the album, and it's my favorite song that the band ever recorded. It's one of my dad's favorite songs too, so I heard it many times throughout my childhood. In the years that followed, it has come to represent bittersweet memories of people from a time in my life that had to end, but that I am thankful for nevertheless.
Gypsy went on reach #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it's video had the highest budget of all time for a music video at the time it was filmed. It was also the first song with a music video that had it's world premier on MTV.
So I'm back to the velvet undergroundBack to the floor that I loveTo a room with some lace and paper flowersBack to the gypsy that I wasTo the gypsy that I wasAnd it all comes down to youWell you know that it doesAnd lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twiceAnd it lights up the nightAnd you see your gypsyYou see your gypsyTo the gypsy that remainsFaces freedom with a little fearI have no fear, I have only loveAnd if I was a childAnd the child was enoughEnough for me to loveEnough to loveShe is dancing away from me nowShe was just a wishShe was just a wishAnd a memory is all that is left for you nowYou see your gypsyYou see your gypsyLightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twiceAnd it all comes down to youI still see your bright eyes, bright eyesAnd it all comes down to you