Sharon Celani, Lori Nicks, Stevie Nicks

No Spoken Word


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“No Spoken Word” is Track 10 on Rock a Little (1985), Stevie Nicks‘ third solo album. It follows “If I Were You” and precedes “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You” in the album track order.

About ‘No Spoken Word’

Stevie Nicks hasn’t publicly revealed the story behind “No Spoken Word,” but she performed the song in concert on the Rock a Little and Street Angel tours.

‘No Spoken Word’ Lyrics

I was just that old
That August dark, dark day
Swear that you never saw her face
Swear that you never heard her say

No spoken word
No small command
What was it she wanted
They say she had everything

No spoken word
No small command
What was it she wanted
They say she had everything

What shall I do
What shall I say
Should I say
Who all the things
That I’d like to say to you

No spoken word
No small command
What was it she wanted
They say she had everything
Let’s make a deal here

Ooh, for one night
Well baby, you fill the night with the
Wind and the rain and the water

Oh, for one night
Well, just for one night
You know that well that
Disastrous sound
Now it will make me wiser
He says, and it will make you look
She says, look out
I don’t know how to learn
From the pages of a book

Well I either say too much, or I
I don’t say enough
Well I play too hard
Still I’m not tough enough
What was it she wanted
They say she had everything

No spoken word
No small command
What was it she wanted
They said she had everything

Oh come around tonight indecent
Well
Ah, ha come around
Tonight, indecent baby well,
You fill the room
With the rain and the wind and the water

If you tell me,
One more time
Oh baby, take it easy
Well, you won’t see me ever again

Some people walk down that darkened street
With the faith of a child
And so go the faithless
But after awhile, she says

No spoken word
Let’s make a deal here
No small command
What was it she wanted
They said she had everything
Oh, I don’t want to know about it

(Stevie Nicks) ©1985 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Musicians

Denny Carmassi Drums
Bill Cuomo Keyboards
Sharon Celani Background vocals
Marilyn Martin Background vocals
Rick Nowels Background vocals
Lori Perry Background vocals
Stevie Nicks Lead vocals, synthesizer
Michael Porcaro Bass
Waddy Watchel Guitar

Production Credits

Brian Foraker and Dennis Sager Recording Engineers, Goodnight LA
Keith Olsen Producer and Mixer

Release History

  • Rock a Little (1985)
  • Long Way to Go/Real Tears/No Spoken Word (Live)/Long Way to Go (Remix) – European singles (1987)

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