Leather And Lace Lyrics

Leather and Lace” is a 1981 duet by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, originally written for another album. It reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a rock genre classic. The song tells a story of two damaged lovers through imagery of leather and lace, portraying the dark side of love with Nicks’s ethereal vocals and Henley’s bluesy guitar playing.

Leather And Lace Lyrics

[Verse 1: Stevie Nicks]

Is love so fragile and the heart so hollow?
Shatter with words, impossible to follow
You’re saying I’m fragile, try not to be
I search only for something I can’t see
I have my own life
And I am stronger than you know

[Verse 2: Stevie Nicks]

But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door
Still, I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door

[Chorus: Stevie Nicks]

Lovers forever, face to face
My city, your mountains
Stay with me, stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace

[Verse 3: Don Henley]

You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me?
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I’d never wanna leave

[Verse 4: Don Henley]

Sometimes I’m a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I’d get by
First time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I would get by

[Chorus: Both, Stevie Nicks]

Lovers forever, face to face
My city, your mountains
Stay with me, stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
Lovers forever, face to face
My city, your mountains
Stay with me, stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
But take from me my lace
Take from me my lace

Here are some additional details about the song:

  • The song was produced by Jimmy Iovine.
  • The music video for the song was directed by Jim Yukich.
  • The song has been covered by several artists, including Sheryl Crow, Heart, and Lita Ford.
  • “Leather and Lace” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1982.

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