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This song does extend from Edge of Seventeen; it's about the difficulties of female rock 'n' roll singers; it's about my friend Robin, it's about death, it's a spirit calling. Wearing boots all summer long is like, always being ready for a flood or avalanche to happen, for the worst to happen. Because when you really look at life, all the money, material things and dreams we all search after could not save one small girl.
~Stevie Nicks, On the song, Nightbird/Wild Heart Press Kit, 1983

Robin had the worst  leukemia UCLA Medical Center had ever seen. Robin was sicker than you could believe. And Robin didn't have any time. So, it's like, the song is really about the fact that it's very hard to be a rock 'n' roll singer. It's Sharon Celani, Sandy Stewart, Lori Perry and Stevie Nicks. It's the ones who sing at night/The ones that you dream of because we don't have any time.
~Stevie Nicks, Jim Ladd Innerview, 1983

I spent about 3 hours the other ~ a couple of days ago ~ in my bathroom with the [Wild Heart] album ~ just reading it, you know, in the middle of the night by myself, just reading every little word, going, 'it's real.' And, I thought, you know, the dedication to Robin...her strength, you know. Uh, maybe, maybe Nightbird, you know, will inspire somebody. Maybe it will, maybe it will inspire somebody else to go and do some research. Maybe it will make somebody be a doctor. You know, maybe some kid will go I'm gonna do cancer research and I'm gonna beat leukemia. That's what I hope that maybe Sandy [Stewart] and I did with Nightbird.
~Stevie Nicks, Jim Ladd Innerview, 1983


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