During his show in Atlanta on Monday, Stevie Nicks thanked Taylor Swift for writing Midnight’s song “You’re on Your Own, Kid.” Nicks told the audience that the song has helped him grieve his friend and bandmate Christine McVie for several months.
McVie and Nicks had been close since Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974. Nick celebrated their long friendship and brotherhood while publicly grieving McVie, who died in November of ischemic stroke and metastatic cancer. Nick has been paying tribute to his friend during his most recent shows, including publicly thanking Swift for unwittingly helping him over the past few months.
“Thank you Taylor Swift for doing this for me, for writing a song called ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid,'” Nicks said. “It’s sad I guess. Even though Chris was on the other side of the world, we didn’t need to talk on the phone. We weren’t phone friends. Then we’d go back to Fleetwood Mac and I’d say, ‘Sister, How are you?’ It felt like not even a minute had passed, we had never fought in 47 years.”
“So, when we were both, we were alone, baby (alone, boy), always. And now, I have to learn to be on my own, baby (alone, boy). And you helped me do it. Thank you” .
Stevie Nicks thanks Taylor Swift for writing ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ because it’s how she feels after losing Christine McVie. pic.twitter.com/6zgYD0tduk
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 23, 2023
Earlier this year, Mick Fleetwood penned a touching tribute to McVie during the 2023 Grammys. He played drums, while Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow sang McVie’s ballad, “Songbird,” from Rumors.