Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)




"The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" is a song written by Peter Green and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. It was released as a single in the UK in May 1970 and reached No. 10 on the British charts, a position it occupied for four consecutive weeks. "The Green Manalishi" was the last song Green made with Fleetwood Mac before leaving the band.


The song was written during Green's final months with the band, at a time when he was struggling with LSD and had withdrawn from other members of the band. While there are several theories about the meaning of the title "Green Manalishi", Green has always maintained that the song is about money, as represented by the devil. Green was reportedly angered by the other band members' refusal to share their financial gains.






Lyrics



Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks

And the night is so black that the darkness cooks

And you come creeping around, making me do things I don't want to do


Can't believe that she needs my love so bad

Come sneaking around, trying to drive me mad

Busting in all my dreams, making me see things I don't want to see


Cause you're the Green Manalishi with the two-pronged crown

All night dragging us up, or you're bringing us down

Just taking my love, and slip away

Leaving me here, trying to keep from following you



Songwriters: Peter Green

The Green Manalishi lyrics © BMG Rights Management




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