Thursday, October 22, 2009

Autobiographical?

Way out on top of my recently listened to tracks list is Led Zeppelin's Over The Hills And Far Away. This song is on their Houses Of The Holy album and is quite brilliant. Mind you, so is the album. In fact, if you haven't got it then go buy it. Immediately. I'll even put a link HERE so you can click it right now and use the wonder that is One-Click Purchasing....ooooh yum. I've posted up a video from Youtube below that has a bit of a dodgy recording of the studio version. I'll confess that I wasn't overly impressed by the live versions that I saw. I think maybe a case of too much sex and drugs and not enough rock 'n' roll.



Hey, lady, you got the love I need,
Maybe more than enough.
Oh, Darlin', Darlin', Darlin', walk a while with me,
Oh, you got so much, so much, so much.

Many have I loved, and many times been bitten,
many times I've gazed along the open road.

Many times I've lied and many times I've listened,
many times I've wondered how much there is to know.

Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Mellow is the man who knows what he's been missin',
many many men can't see the open road.

Many is a word that only leaves you guessin',
Guessin' 'bout a thing you really ought to know.

You really ought to know.
I really ought to know.

5 comments:

Reeny's Ramblin' said...

My all time fave Led Zep song is Tangerine. Do you think he was able to hit such high notes because his jeans were squeezin'....his lemons? Hardy har har.

For real...I need to purchase some Led Zep on vinyl. Sundays are made for lounging around the record player listening to them :)

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Beth said...

Autobiographical - why music and lyrics strike a chord with us all (or most of us).
And what if the dream and the pocketful of gold is an either/or thing? Which would you choose?

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

If you like that, gove 'Going to California' and 'That's the way' a listen.

Reeny's Ramblin' said...

Ooooh. I love Going to California too.

All Mod Cons said...

Reeny - I'm guessing that his chads may have squeezed his plums quite a bit. Although I'm surprised that he didn't fall over with all the hair. Holy Craplin!

Beth - Chord, nice ;-) I'm thinking it's both, more of a general idealism. If I had to go for one or t'other it would be living the dream. Instead of IN one, which is where I think I am most of the time.

Toast - Yeah, loving both of those too. Although my absolutely favorite is Ramble On. Kind of based of Lord of the Rings, one of my favorite books from when I was little, and has some wonderful imagery. When The Levee Breaks follows on close behind though.

ALL....maybe finding a bad Led Zep song would be easier than listing favorites? Any thoughts?