Led Zeppelin: Since I've Been Loving You Meaning
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Since I've Been Loving You Lyrics
It really makes life a drag, I don't think that's right.
I've really, really been the best of fools, I did what I could.
'Cause I love you, baby, How I love you, darling, How I love you, baby,
anonymous Apr 13th, 2007 4:12pm report
The lyrics are pretty straight forward. Its about a man who works long hours to support his wife who is cheating on him. The line "I open my front door, hear my back door slam," means when the husband comes home through the front door, the wife's lover goes out the back door.
This is my all time favorite Zeppelin song. I've always thought this to be the definitive "MAN" song.
anonymous May 25th, 2016 5:22pm report
Most of this is the exact lyrics to Never to Moby Grape.
anonymous Dec 9th, 2012 12:40am report
It's about Apu in his 7-11 store working hard while his woman is out currying favor. Thanks, Homer.
anonymous Jul 21st, 2012 7:09am report
wow. pretty much this song is like a lot of old blues songs. It basically tells the story of a bad woman. They basically wanted this song to sound like it was played "live" and so therefore they spent time rehearsing and pretty much played it straight trough without any overdubs.
habib.salman May 24th, 2012 5:25am report
i disagree with most of the misinterpretations. i believe page is referring to a serious committed relation like marriage etc and the line 'working from 7 to 11 every night' actually refers to the time he spends with his lover/wife arguing or possibly fighting. He is frustrated with the recurring fights and the misunderstandings etc and the continuous mind torture he receives from her end. On a very basic level the song is portraying how a man goes through a failed relationship/marriage and how he deals with it. It also hints of a possible adultery from his wife's end. Repetition and the importance of the line 'working from 7 to 11' in the said song conforms to the above analysis.
Since I've Been Loving You is track four of side one on the album Led Zeppelin III. It is a slow blues. It is a slow blues along a similar vein to Fleetwod Mac's Dreams. It was influenced, partly, by the Moby Grape song Never and became a live favourite very, very quickly.
Lyrically the song follows a popular form theme that is often present in both blues music and popular music. The theme of the man mistreated by his woman. The narrator has been working hard and making sacrifices for his woman but he receives nothing in return. This only leaves the man crying. The woman even commits adultery against him!
It's pretty much that simple.
anonymous Feb 18th, 2011 2:10am report
Tangerine was is most certainly about a girl Jimmy Page dated while he was an art student in the days before he became famous. In the song he looks back and regrets the loss of his most sincere relationship.
anonymous Feb 18th, 2011 2:55am report
The whole album "Led Zeppelin three" is about the break up of a relationship Jimmy had been in with a young woman who left him for a close friend.
Jimmy regarded her as the love of his life but he lost her because he could not be faithful. He goes though a lot of pain but in the end accepts that she will be happier with his friend and only wants her happiness.
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