Edge of Seventeen Lyrics

Stevie Nicks


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Stevie Nicks
album: Track 6 in album Bella Donna
release date: 1981
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
length: 5:29
producer: Jimmy Iovine
drums: Russ Kunkel
piano: Roy Bittan
lead vocals: Stevie Nicks
engineer: Shelly Yakus
bass: Bob Glaub
organ: Benmont Tench
guitar: Waddy Wachtel
percussion: Bobbye Hall
composer: Stevie Nicks
lyricist: Stevie Nicks

Cover Art

Stevie Nicks Bella Donna cover art
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Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Who who who
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh

And the days go by
Like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own
I begin again
Said to my friend, baby
Nothin' else mattered

He was no more than a baby then
Well he seemed broken hearted
Something within him
But 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
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh

I went today maybe I will go again
Tomorrow
And the music there it was hauntingly
Familiar
And I see you doing
What I try to do for me
With the words from a poet
And the voice from a choir
And a melody nothing else mattered

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh

The clouds never expect it
When it rains
But the sea changes colors
But the sea
Does not change
And so with the slow graceful flow
Of age
I went forth with an age old
Desire to please
On the edge of seventeen

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well then suddenly
There was no one left standing
In the hall yeah yeah
In a flood of tears
That no one really ever heard fall at all
Oh 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 singing
Come away come away

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well I hear you in the morning
And I hear you
At nightfall
Sometime to be near you
Is to be unable to hear you
My love
I'm a few years older than you

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Oh baby oh said oh


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bella Donna
  • 2 Kind of Woman
  • 3 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
  • 4 Think About It
  • 5 After the Glitter Fades
  • 6 Edge of Seventeen
  • 7 How Still My Love
  • 8 Leather and Lace
  • 9 Outside the Rain
  • 10 The Highwayman