Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night, 1987

Fleetwood Mac – When I See You Again

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“When I See You Again” is Track 11 on Tango in the Night (1987), Fleetwood Mac’s 14th studio album.

About the Song

“When I See You Again” was originally supposed to close Tango in the Night, but, according to Christine McVie, the song was “a little too down and depressing.” Instead, Fleetwood Mac added “You and I, Part II,” a collaboration between her and Lindsey Buckingham, which followed “When I See You Again” in the final track order. 

The second verse of the song reflects on Stevie’s 28-day stay at the Betty Ford Center, where she was treated for a cocaine addiction.

Interestingly, “When I See You Again” is one of the few Fleetwood Mac songs, where both Stevie and Lindsey share lead vocals.

When I See You Again (Alternate Version – October 1, 1986)

Lyrics

When I see you again
Will it be the same
When I see you again
Will it be over
When I see you again
Will your great eyes still say

What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby, baby, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby, baby

So she walks slowly down the hall
There are many doors in the hallway
And she stares at the stairs
Ooh, there are many things to stare at these days
If she sees him again
Will your very best friend
Will your very best friend
Ooh, have been replaced by some other

What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby, baby, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby
What’s the matter, baby, baby

And the dream says I want you
And the dream is gone
So she stays up night on end
Well, at least there is a dream left

If I see you again
Will it be over
If I see you again
Will it be the same
If I see you again
Will it be over
Again and again
Over and over

(Stevie Nicks) © 1987 Welsh Witch Music (BMI) admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Reference

White, Timothy (1991). Rock Lives.