A song from Led Zeppelin
's 1973 album Houses of the Holy
, also covered by Stone Temple Pilots
. It features a groovy sliding organ
, possibly a mellotron
, as well as some wailing guitars tuned to a more eastern
sound. The lyrics, as near as I can tell, defy any literal interpretation, but the sexual innuendo
is definitely there if you want to read into it. The lion is probably his girlfriend's father, and she is the tadpole. And I am the walrus
days are here again as the summer evenings grow.
I got my flower
, I got my power
, I got a woman who knows.
I said it's alright.
You know it's alright...
I guess it's all in my heart.
You'll be my only,
my one and only:
Is that the way it should start?
Crazy ways are evident in the way that you're wearing your clothes.
Sipping booze is precedent, as the evening starts to glow.
You told your mama I'd get you home, but you didn't tell her I had no car.
I saw a lion he was standing alone with a tadpole in a jar.
Dancing days are here again as the summer evening grows.
You are my flower, you are my power,
You are my woman who knows.