Album: Out of the Cradle (1992)

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  • This song has a lot of possible origins, from the politics of the time (near the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush and 12 years of Republican rule), to something a bit more intimate: an unlucky-in-love guy who's blown yet another relationship. In any case, the sentiment of someone who continues to make the same mistakes over and over without ever learning is pretty universal. >>
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    S.D. - Denver, CO
  • In 1991 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood penned his autobiography My Life And Adventures in Fleetwood Mac, in which he detailed incidents such as Buckingham once slapping his co-singer and former girlfriend Stevie Nicks and bending her backwards over a car. In an interview with Q magazine June 2009, Buckingham declined to comment on that particular incident. He then said: "There's stuff in that book that's completely untrue. Mick admits that he was high during the time that he was conveying information to the ghost-writer." Buckingham added that this song "was about Mick basically getting it wrong."

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  • Steve from Torrance, CaI never thought this song was about politics or romance gone wrong. With phrases such as "advance was spent", "agent's on the phone", "puttin' on the hits", and " piggy on the cover", it seems to be an indictment of celebrity in general, and the music business in particular.
  • Ally from Phoenix, AzSeveral interviews from the band member suggest that the incident in Mick's book (mentioned above) is true. Stevie Nicks has said this herself and, I honestly believe that Mick Fleetwood wouldn't just make this up about his band mate.
  • B from Oregon, OrWhen the song was released, there were stories about how Wrong was a thinly veiled response to Mick Fleetwood's latest book on the Mac including Lindsey.
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