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Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You? by Stevie Nicks

Album: Rock A LittleReleased: 1985
  • This song was written as a tribute to Joe Walsh of the Eagles. In the liner notes of her TimeSpace album, Stevie explained:

    I guess in a very few rare cases, some people find someone that they fall in love with the very first time they see them... from across the room, from a million miles away. Some people call it love at first sight, and of course, I never believed in that until that night I walked into a party after a gig at the hotel, and from across the room, without my glasses, I saw this man and I walked straight to him. He held out his hands to me, and I walked straight into them. I remember thinking, I can never be far from this person again... he is my soul. He seemed to be in a lot of pain, though hid it well. But finally, a few days later, (we were in Denver), he rented a jeep and drove me up into the snow covered hills of Colorado... for about 2 hours. He wouldn't tell me where we were going, but he did tell me a story of a little daughter that he had lost. To Joe, she was much more than a child. She was three and a half, and she could relate to him.

    I guess I had been complaining about a lot of things going on on the road, and he decided to make me aware of how unimportant my problems were if they were compared to worse sorrows. So he told me that he had taken his little girl to this magic park whenever he could, and the only thing she EVER complained about was that she was too little to reach up to the drinking fountain. As we drove up to this beautiful park, (it was snowing a little bit), he came around to open my door and help me down, and when I looked up, I saw the park... his baby's park, and I burst into tears saying, 'You built a drinking fountain here for her, didn't you?' I was right, under a huge beautiful hanging tree, was a tiny silver drinking fountain. I left Joe to get to it, and on it, it said, dedicated to HER and all the others who were too small to get a drink.

    So he wrote a song for her, and I wrote a song for him... 'This is your song, ' I said to the people, but it was Joe's song. Thank you, Joe, for the most committed song I ever wrote. But more than that, thank you for inspiring me in so may ways. Nothing in my life ever seems as dark anymore, since we took that drive. (thanks, Lisa - Ball Ground, GA)
  • Nicks performed this song and "Rhiannon" when she guest starred on the on the TV show American Horror Story: Coven in an episode titled "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks."

    "'Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You' can work for anyone in the world when they've had a very long, bad day," Nicks said in explaining why the song was chosen for that episode.
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Comments: 7

Give a listen to "Song for Emma" to truly understand this song. It's a sad song performed with great love by Joe Walsh.Ken - Louisvile, Ky
Joe's little girl was named "Emma" and the "Song for Emma" appears on his album..."So What?"Bob - Southfield, Mi
When I heard the story about Stevie and Joe Walsh meeting at a party then later taking a drive and what happened during the time we were together...well...there just couldn't be a more beautiful song to dedicate to a person like Joe Walsh. Thank you Stevie and thank you, Joe for sharing.Cindy Bollinger - Anaheim, Ca
Dear God, that is a beautiful story. And a beautiful song as well. Thanks for finding that, Lisa in GA.Barb - Virginia Beach, Va
My mistake - the 'Shake the Cage' tour was after Stevie left.Kazryn - Potters Bar, England
i HATED the rock a little album - so very 80's...Chris - Leeds, England
awwwwww man, this is SUCH a sad, sad song, but it's the haunting melody that makes me want to cry sometimesSara Mackenzie - Middle Of Nowhere, Fl