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Babe, baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you.
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,...


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    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.


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    Jul 31st, 2006 7:19pm report

    Theres this girl he had to leave because he loved her so much but then in the end, he just couldn't bring himself to leave her.


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    Jul 3rd, 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


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    Jun 17th, 6:42pm report

    Kinda sounds like quitting a drug habit.


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    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.


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    Jun 15th, 2017 6:49pm report

    He can't leave her, and won't leave her even though he should.


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    Feb 4th, 2017 2:35am report

    Another song about jimmys first love and the mother of his unknown child born in April 1962. Come on Jimmy tell the truth about your first child admit it. Know one would hold it against you. She messed you around who would blame you but please recognise you had a child you did not know if you have any dignoty.


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    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


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    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.


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    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"?


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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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    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"


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    Aug 21st, 2011 8:37am report

    This song is purely about drugs and the woman in the scenario is nothing but drugs and how he is trying real hard to quit her.he always thinks of letting go off the habit, makes promises to himself, always allots a time period to quit but it keeps calling him back.he had a great time with drugs every single day of his life but he has gotta leave it and walk on and do normal things like others.there is a great sense of sadness as his drug is his love and that's why he refers to it as a woman/babe.Also women and drugs are equally addictive.
    p.s- if this song was about a woman and not about drugs there would have been a reason mentioned for leaving her. You don't need a reason to quit drugs.


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    Apr 25th, 2010 4:52am report

    He wants his freedom back, but he can't just leave this woman he's built a life with...

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