caroselambra~ Posted November 17, 2008 Share Posted November 17, 2008 Lyrics versus music I suppose lyrics play an important part in some kinds of music. Political activist stuff and love songs etc. I am of the opinion they take second stage in Zeppelin songs and are nowhere near as important as the music. I can hardly hear the words to some of them - Carouselambra, In the Evening, Custard Pie , I’m sure there are more - and wouldn’t have a clue what was being sung/sang if I hadn't read them! “I saw a lion he was standing alone with a tadpole in a jar” “Darlene ooooh ooooh Darlene yeah yeah Darlene oh etc” huh? Zeppelin lyrics don’t have much effect on the finished product and aren’t crucial to the overall sound. They could actually be changed to something else and it wouldn’t matter. Maybe that says more about me than anything else There are some Zeppelin songs that have good lyrics , but it is the music that really takes centre stage. Robert could be singing about cookies for all I care! “dontcha want, dontcha wanta cookie coookie cookie” What does everyone else think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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