Fleetwood Mac, EP, Extended Play (2013)

It Takes Time

“It Takes Time” is Track 3 on Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 digital release Extended Play (EP).

About the Song

Lindsey revealed that he had been reflecting on his relationship with Stevie when writing the songs for Extended Play. Though not specifically identified to be about Stevie, the somber piano-driven “It Takes Time” is likely another facet of their complicated relationship.

Lyrics

Maybe I just been holding out too long
And maybe I couldn’t admit I was wrong
And maybe I’ve just been lying to myself
And no one else

Slow down, baby
Cross that line
If you want to save me
Mmm, it takes time
It takes time

And maybe I’ve wasted all this precious time
And trying to prove what is and isn’t mine
Wondering to myself
If you knew
It was all for you

Slow down, baby
Cross that line
If you want to save me
Mmm, it takes time
It takes time
It takes time
It takes time

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 2013 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

Produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Mitchell Froom. ℗ 2013 LMJS Production, LLC.

EP: Sad Angel | Without You | It Takes Time | Miss Fantasy