Led Zeppelin: Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You Meaning
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You Lyrics
I said baby, you know I'm gonna leave you.
I'll leave you when the summertime,
Leave you when the summer comes a-rollin',
Leave you when the summer comes along.
Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe,...
anonymous Nov 4th, 2012 11:26am report
Its about a man with an addiction or a mental illness. Either way a condition that is a way of life for him. Either way insanity is his way of life.
In the midst of it all he has found love and calm. The love is true and deep but its not stronger than who he is. And he can run away all he wants but eventually it will catch up with him. He can hear it calling to him. and he has to ramble on.
A heartbreaking song about how we can never really change as people.
anonymous Aug 24th, 2011 8:24pm report
Led Zeppelin loved Tolkien. This song and the lyrics match perfectly one of the stories in the Silmarillion or Unfinished tales i cant remember which. In this tale there is a man who lives at sea. He is king and he marries his love to be his queen, on land. Throughout their relationship he continously feels he must leave her to be back with the sea. It is not her own fault but it causes great pain for both of them. He continuosly speaks of the sea "calling him back home"
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2007 2:21pm report
It is obviously about a man that love a woman so much he has to leave her but he cannot bring himself to do it.
anonymous Nov 27th, 2019 11:27pm report
It is so frustrating to see people interpret the song wrongly, it is about plant's struggle with heroin. Just pay attention to the lyrics it's very evident if you aren't a complete dimwit
anonymous Jun 18th, 2019 6:01am report
Why don't the person who wrote the song In interpretaion it ,then we would not have to guess what the lyrics our about .
anonymous Jun 12th, 2019 6:24am report
guy met a really nice girl name Sally during his tour. they spend one beautiful night together and tomorrow his band taking flight to another city(“to ramble”). and as he is very romantic person he cannot just go away speechless so he playin his guitar in front of her balcony and cry from all the pain of his heart.
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2018 7:38am report
At the end he commits suicide he’s telling her he knows she’s having an airfare and you know I’m going to take my life because of it
anonymous Jun 17th, 2018 6:42pm report
Kinda sounds like quitting a drug habit.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2017 10:56pm report
i think this song is about a man who is in love with a woman who cheated on him with another man, and he just cant get over her even though she cheated on him. towards the end of the song there is a dramatic part (5:24-5:53), and if there was a movie or short film from this song i can just imagine the guy trying to cope with his obsession but he cant so he puts a gun to his head and pulls the trigger @ 5:53. a little dark, but its a theory- a complicated one.
anonymous Jun 15th, 2017 6:49pm report
He can't leave her, and won't leave her even though he should.
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anonymous Aug 11th, 2015 8:40pm report
About a man that got drafted to Vietnam War and had to leave behind his girlfriend. Good memories of her keep "calling" him and he longs to go back home- to America
anonymous Jul 21st, 2015 7:58pm report
To me this is a song about dying or an impending death. Some lines make it seem as if it was written about a beloved pet. Like the line "we'll go walkin' through the park, everyday". Then a reunion in heaven or some other sort of afterlife. Lyrics and tune not written by Page.
anonymous Mar 19th, 2014 3:43pm report
I think this is simply that he needs to move on... get back on the road and it's way of life. It's calling him the way it used to do. He may come back some day but for now he's got to... can anyone say "Ramble On"?
anonymous May 19th, 2013 5:12pm report
i think that its about a man that trying to get a woman to be whit him but . he came to recistance from the woman so he thinks about giving up = living her . and after some time he sees that he loves her and like telling to her ,that he does love her.
anonymous May 18th, 2012 5:08am report
i think the song is about a man who loves a woman so much, but he has to leave her because he's commited to someone else.
anonymous May 3rd, 2012 5:33pm report
i'm all in for the drugs conclusion. it is most definitely about drugs.I feel he's telling her he loves her but his guilty pleasure awaits him elsewhere. Even though the song was really written by this woman called Anne Brendon the Led Zeppelin Version has this Junkyness about it.In a good way.
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