Song by Led Zeppelin
from their first album. It starts with John Paul Jones
playing a baroque
organ intro, building it as though he were playing a pipe organ
in St. Paul's Cathedral
, then starting over with a much simpler, blues
. John Bonham
brings the rest of the band in with a big fat cymbal
, and then settles into a steady backbeat for as long as anyone can expect him to--he breaks out of his cage by the end of the song with pleasant results, as always. Robert Plant
stays moderately mellow on vocals, and Jimmy Page
adds in a sliding descant
on the pedal steel
guitar, but also picks out rhythm on it for the bulk of the song. The sliding notes mesh with Jones' organ just right (or just wrong) in some of the verses and near the chaotic end of the song, creating a dissonance
that you'll either love or hate.
', hurtin': that's all you seem to do.
with every guy in town, putting me down for thinking I'm someone new.
Always the same, playing your game. Drive me insane
, trouble's gonna come to you...
One of these days--and it won't be long--you'll look for me, but baby, I'll be gone.
And this is all I've got to say to you, woman:
time is gonna come,
is gonna come,
your time is
your time is gonna come
Made up my mind to break you this time, won't be so fine,
it's my turn to cry.
Do what you want, I won't take affront
. It's fading away, I can't feel you anymore
Don't care what you say, 'cause I'm going away to stay, going to make you pay for that great big hole in my heart
People talkin' all around, watch out woman, no longer is it you're going to be on my heart--
you'll be back to me woman, but it's coming back home to you!