Lady

Stevie Nicks - Lady (Official Music Video)

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I know that things have gotta change

Stevie Nicks Lady

“Lady” is a track from 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault (2014), Stevie Nicks’ eighth solo album. A 15-second preview of the song was released to Stevie Nicks’ official social media sites on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The full-length version was released on iTunes and Amazon.com as the album’s second digital single on Monday, August 25, 2014.

A lyric video, created by music video director Brad Strickman, accompanied the song’s release. On September 4, 2014, another music video for the song, directed by Paul Boyd, was released. In the second video, Stevie is featured singing alone on the stage, with Dave playing the piano backstage. The video was filmed at the historic Ace Theatre in Los Angeles on July 28, 2014.

Lyrics

Come lately
I just keep on waitin’
I see nothin’ out there
The sun keeps throwin’ out
The light from the clouds
But there’s no light in here

I know that things have gotta change
But how to change them isn’t unclear
I’m tired of knockin’ on doors
When there’s nobody there
You know I’m tired of knockin’ on doors
When there’s nobody there

And the time keeps goin’ on by
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure
I can’t see my way
And he says Lady you don’t have to see

And the time keeps goin’ on by
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure
I can’t see my way
And he says Lady you don’t need to see
And he says Lady you don’t need to see

Come lately
I just keep on waitin’
I see nothin’ out there
The sun keeps throwin’ out
Its light from the clouds
But there’s no light in here

I know that things have gotta change
But how to change them isn’t unclear
I’m tired of knockin’ on doors
When there’s nobody there
You know I’m tired of knockin’ on doors
When there’s nobody there

And the time keeps going on by
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure
I can’t see my way
And see says Lady you don’t need to see

And the time keeps goin’ on by
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure
I can’t see my way
And he says Lady you don’t need to see

And the time keeps goin’ on by
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure
I can’t see my way
And he says Lady you don’t need to see
And he says Lady you don’t need to see
And he says maybe you don’t need to see
Oh, no…

(Stevie Nicks) © 2014 Welsh Witch Music (BMI). Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

About the Song

“Lady” dates back to an early 1970s demo, sometimes called “Knockin’ on Doors,” which Stevie wrote on a piano in producer Keith Olsen’s house. According to Stevie, it was the first song she had ever written on a piano. At the time, she and Lindsey Buckingham were recording as the duo Buckingham Nicks, struggling to succeed as recording artists in Los Angeles. In the song, Stevie addresses her fears and uncertainty about this time in her life, pondering, “What is to become of me?”

“I think ‘Lady’ was written at the end of 1971 or beginning of 1972, when Lindsey and I got our first piano. I think it was the first song I ever wrote on a piano.”

Official Lyric Video

‘Lady’ Commentary

Original Demo

Reference

Tannenbaum, R. (2014). Stevie Nicks admits past pregnancy with Don Henley and more about her wild history. Billboard.

24 Karat Gold – Deluxe Edition

  1. Starshine
  2. If You Were My Love
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Twisted (Bonus Track)
  5. 24 Karat Gold
  6. Belle Fleur
  7. All The Beautiful Worlds
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Watch Chain (Bonus Track)
  11. Hard Advice
  12. Carousel
  13. Blue Water
  14. Cathouse Blues
  15. The Dealer
  16. She Loves Him Still

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

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New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation

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