Fleetwood Mac’s Song “Silver Springs” is Based on Silver Spring, MD

Fleetwood Mac’s song “Silver Springs” is based on Silver Spring, Md.


Stevie Nicks, a singer-songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, took inspiration from Silver Spring in Montgomery County for her song, “Silver Springs.”

Nicks has since said the song was about the end of her relationship with fellow bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. “I wrote “Silver Springs” about Lindsey. And we were in Maryland somewhere driving under a freeway sign that said Silver Springs, Maryland. And I loved the name…Silver Springs sounded like a pretty fabulous place to me. And ‘You could be my silver springs,’ that’s just a whole symbolic thing of what you could have been to me.”

Silver Springs peaked at 22 on the Billboard Global 200 in 1997 when it was rereleased as a live track. It originally released as a B-side track with the song “Go Your Own Way.”

9 Comments on "Fleetwood Mac’s Song “Silver Springs” is Based on Silver Spring, MD"

  1. Silver Springs has always been, and is a beautiful song, to me. And, it’s one of Stevie Nicks’ most special songs, in my opinion.

  2. Absolutely one of her BEST works. The artful simplicity and innocence is beautiful wrapped in delicate melody….so lovely.

  3. Extraordinary

  4. Wasn’t it first released in 1977 off of the Rumours album? Why not mention that too?

    • “Silver Springs” was not originally released on Rumors in 1977. Nicks pushed hard for it to be, but in the end it didn’t make it. It was a B-side track to “Go Your Own Way.”

  5. I’m reading this at 3:12 AM…In Silver Spring ,MD.

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