Evermore Posted April 22, 2008 Share Posted April 22, 2008 Robert Plant has claimed that no songs are actually about LoTR, and judging by lyrics, he used them more metaphorically. I nkow Robert has claimed none of the songs are about LOTRs but I think he should sit down and listen to The Battle Of Evermore. That's about as LOTRs as you can get. I dont know if he ever said it but if Robert has ever said that The Battle of Evermore is not about LOTR you should pretty much take his word for it and accept that Led Zeppelin is using LOTR as allusion. Using allusion allows for a personal language, where one can talk about something intimately without revealing details. The song is about conflict, no doubt. It could be about Vietnam, a lovers quarrel, a family fight. More likely I think, Led Zeppelin uses allusion to create an emotional space. In this case it was about palcing the listener in a world of fantasy. A world where you are comfortable contemplating mother nature, elves, magic, fair maidens, valiant warriors and foreboding evil. I've always thought of this use of fantasy as a way of sharing and expressing pride in the Anglo Saxon heritage. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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