Edge Of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

And the days go by like a strand in the wind
in a web that is my own I begin again
Said to my friend "Baby, nothin' else matters"
He was no more than a baby then
And well, he seemed broken-hearted somethin' within him
And the moment that I first laid
eyes on him
All alone on the edge of...seventeen

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

Well I went today maybe I will go again tomorrow
And the music there, well it was hauntingly familiar
When I see you doin' what I try to do for me
With the words of a poet and the voice of a choir and a melody
Nothin' else matters

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

The clouds never expect it when it rains but the sea changes colors
But the sea does not change
And so with the slow, sad, graceful flow of age I went forth
with an age-old desire to please on the edge of seventeen

oooohhhhhhh-love

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

And then suddenly there was no-one left standing in the hall
With a flood of tears that no-one really ever heard fall at all
Well I went searchin' for an answer, up the stairs and down the hall
Not to find an answer just to hear the call of a nightbird
Singin' "Come away" come away...come away
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

Well I hear you I hear you
in the mornin' in the mornin'
and I hear you I hear you
at night fall nightfall
and sometimes sometimes to be near you is to be unable to feel you
My love
I'm a few years older than you I'm a few years older than you
my love

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'
Ooo baby, ooo, said ooo

Well, I hear the call of a nightbird
I hear the call of a nightbird every night, in the night, all my life
I hear the call of a nightbird
I still hear the call of a nightbird!

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Helen Rose <hrose-web@ckdhr.com>
Last modified: Fri Apr 26 13:30:38 1996