Sweet Girl (demo)

And he says what do you love to do
Outside your world
Who spends time with you
Whom do you love when you’re not working
Sweet girl

Where would you go
If you had the time
Crossing some crazy state-line somewhere
To whom do you cry
People are unkind
Sweet girl

But I chose to dance across the stages of the world
Everyone said i’d never learn
And I still hear your words
Well, I waited all my life for you
Sweet girl

I did try to come back and listen
You never knew it
I didn’t wish it
And i did hear every answer of every question
It’s all about protection

Still through the sunlighted days I wait
Track a ghost through the fog
The sun is burning me
And you come runnin’ out
In the wind with me
The ocean is your blanket

But i chose to dance across the stages of the world
Everyone said I’d never learn
I still hear your words
Well, I waited all my life for you

I watched you fly through the world in a golden ball
Many are the cities that i never saw at all
Sometimes I feel like I was always on-call
Sometimes even I am allowed to fall
He says come down here for a minute
Well, come down here for a minute
He says come down here for a minute
Sweet girl
Sweet girl

(Stevie Nicks) © 1997 Welsh Witch Music, BMI

Stevie's family
Christopher Nicks, Lori Nicks, Stevie Nicks, Jessica Nicks (The Nicks Archives)

About the Song

This was the demo I did the last week of March 1997 to take to rehearsal on April 1st for Fleetwood Mac’s version of “Sweet Girl.” I thought you would enjoy hearing it in its first form. Christopher (Nicks) recorded our friend Big Al playing all the guitars, and me and Lori singing, in our home studio in Paradise Valley. We didn’t have much time, and I wasn’t leaving Phoenix without “Sweet Girl.”