Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused Meaning
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Dazed and Confused Lyrics
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talk and few of them know,
soul of a woman was created below.
You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies.
Run around sweet baby,...
Check out Michelangelos Sistine Chapel portion with the guy who is going to hell. Yeah the dude with his head in his hand and the look in his eyes that says, "Holy fuck I'm not gonna make it! BIG TIME! I'm going to Hell!...and there's absolutely nothing I, you or God are gonna be able to do about it." There's a hand extended down towards him but for whatever reason, being it perhaps the knowledge that he can't reach it, (never could?) or he just knows that he HAS been nothing more than a transitional and expendable creature all along and whatever excitement and fullfilment he had during his life have come to a supernaturaly-terryfying fruition A lack of understanding of what his feelings have truly amounted to; thought processes loaded with intellectual sewage. That's the trick I suppose. He or She thought they were in love with knowledge and that that would pay off in the end cause of their intentions were "good" (outsmart the old boring "magicians" ie. the spiritual guardians of the light) Their, (the condemned one's) intellectual vanity kept its momentum (fuck the rewards man this is gotta work) and his devotion was exhausted. From null to mortified (a psychotic state in which the individual is rendered catatonic).
All the mischevious pleasure and the temporal fulfillment derived from a life lived seeking sensuality and secret knowledge have only been the beginning of a long journey that is incomprehensible to the person sitting on that precipice. The individual is inevitablely going to lose control and live according to the rules of his spells and conjurings, which were unfortunately "borrowed" of course; without being lucky enough to have any say in the codes of conduct any longer. (as old as animal-history and well known though not communicated verbally as much as by intuition and herd instinct.) The soul has become a manifestation of the individuals at first physical to intellectual inebriation, (doing what felt fucking great according to his senses then placing hallowed signifigence on the acts and adjusting his thinking accordingly to maintain a connection to others...) blah blah blah. This all happens before Bonham bursts back into the song after the guitar interlude though. "Well fuck! I'll take whoevers in my way till I can't take em anymore." "Even if this isn't the way Satan fell from grace I'm gonna kick some major ass while I still can" From there your guess is as good as mine ;) Drumming into Hell (or whatever primal or religious variation) like a bad Hobbit.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2012 3:32am report
Dazed and Confused is one of Led Zeppelin's most famous songs. Written by Jimmy Page it is not the first song to be titled Dazed and Confused. Jake Holmes had a version, as did the Yardbirds. Despite the speculation I do not agree that this song was stolen.
Essentially, the studio version of this song combines blues-rock, hard rock, and psychedelia together into one six and a half minute song.
As a rough interpretation Dazed and Confused is about a man who is tricked by a woman, possibly his girlfriend, but cannot leave her.
In the first verse the narrator sums up his feelings. He's been feeling "dazed and confused for so long it's not true." This turns into bitterness when he exclaims that he "wanted a woman, never bargained for you." The woman is revered by her friends, family and colleagues but the narrator knows differently: "soul of a woman was created below."
In the second verse he refers to her as nothing more than a liar but because of his love for her "run around, sweet baby, lord how they hypnotize" he ultimately stays with her.
By the third verse the tables have changed. The narrator who does not trust the woman in the song but decides to stay with her anyway is rejected by the woman. Possibly because she has been cheating on him.
The fourth verse begins much like the first one and reiterates the main theme of the song. The final two lines of the song states, metaphorically, that karma will probably get her and that she better be willing to pay the bill when she gets it.
Led Zeppelin performed the song live from 1969 to 1975 and at one point it stretched out to almost forty five minutes.
Dazed and Confused also features the famous violin-bow sequence.
anonymous Dec 5th, 2011 12:18am report
Yeah basically about a woman who is cheating on him, yet despite the fact he sees her for what she is, he is so attracted to her he is unable to break free which is making him "dazed and confused."
anonymous Nov 17th, 2011 11:37pm report
This song was originally written for the Yardbirds. Jake Holmes's lyrics were about an acid trip. Jimmy Page had to re-do the lyrics and modify the song for Led Zeppelin to avoid copyright infringements with Holmes. Plant's lyrics are about a difficult relationship with a girl.
anonymous May 9th, 2011 5:01pm report
A lot of the songs of their first album were about women and relationships.
anonymous Dec 21st, 2010 12:46pm report
Why do all the Christians say this song is about going to hell when it's clearly about a woman?
anonymous Feb 14th, 2010 2:33pm report
It's the Mighty Zeps' interpretation of an acid trip.Their answer to the Beatles' Revolution #9.
That would still mean Jack Holmes was getting at least the writer's royalties, and that would have been quite a lot. This is one of the songs that Page brought with him from the Yardbirds, so it could not have been Zeppelin ripping somone off. Don't believe me? There's a video on You Tube of the Yardbirds doing the song, with Keith Relf on vocals, Page on guitar. This was probably shortly before the band broke up.
anonymous Aug 7th, 2009 8:14pm report
i think anybody could really take it to their own interpretation. its not just about a woman, but when artists write their songs and their own experiences down they hope that any listener or fan can relate or empathize. i took the line "been dazed and confused for so long its not true" as you could be blind-sighted by someone that was so close to you whether it was a friend, family member, or partner and you did everything for them that it didn't make a difference what they did you loved them, but then you realize that you've been confused and in a daze for all to long that they used you that it hits you.. like a brick.
anonymous Aug 30th, 2008 8:43am report
I don't know for sure but I think it's about a cheating woman..."been dazed an confused for so long its not true"..meaning she's been sleeping around an the man not knowing it..."wanted a woman never bargained for u"..he was in love with this girl but what she is doing behind his back he's obviously mad about...."lots of people talk but few of them know that the soul of a woman was created below"....the woman might come off as a sweet an innocent girl but only few people know her true side,an created below meaning from hell.....the entire song actually makes sense with what I opinionated if you actually take the time a listen to ever individual lyric.. That's just what I was thinking about the whole song....a cheating woman
anonymous Mar 22nd, 2008 3:25am report
They didn't steal it you idiot. They had a huge ownership battle over this and in the end Zeppelin won but on the album it says that the song was written by jack holmes...good try though I like your effort
anonymous Mar 5th, 2008 3:43pm report
I think this song is about a man who was attracted to a women. He realizes though that the woman doesn't care for what the man does to support them. I doubt this song has anything to do with drugs.
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