Led Zeppelin: Ten Years Gone Meaning
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Ten Years Gone Lyrics
An' though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea
Blind stars of fortune, each have several rays
On the wings of maybe, down in birds of prey
Kind of makes me feel sometimes,...
anonymous Feb 4th, 2017 2:03am report
Your all so wrong. Most of LZ LYICS ARE BASED AROUND JIMMY PAGES FIRST LOVE WITH WHICH HE HAD hIS first CHILD WITH. THAT FIRST LOVE MESSED HIM AROUND WITH OTHER MEN. I KNOW BECAUSE BECAUSE THAT FIRST LOVE WAS MY MOTHER AND HIS FIRST CHILD WAS MY BROTHER.
Ten Years Gone is the fourth song on side three of the double album Physical Graffiti. It is a unique song for Led Zeppelin. Previously they had their songs had either been steeped in the blues, philosophical, or carried a fantasy element. Ten Years Gone is different because it carries a very real element to it without being a blues number.
Robert Plant himself explained that Ten Years Gone was about a girlfriend of his who had made him choose between her or the music. Thankfully for us, he chose the music.
The first verse of the song is about fate. It gives itself to the theory that human beings have a predetermined destiny.
In the second verse he is saying that despite all the changes in his life he often reflects back on his life, and, in particular, her.
The bridge is extremely effective. It's virtually a cry for love. It suggests that this woman was Robert Plant's first conquest.
The third verse is about two things. The first is about beauty. The narrator is in awe of this woman's beauty. The second thing is about connection. Despite their years apart Plant still feels some kind of connection with her.
The fourth and final verse suggests simply that the two have met again. "Vixen in my dreams/ with great surprise to me" suggests that the narrator had carried a certain amount of bitterness with him for some time.
anonymous May 8th, 2011 5:41am report
I am surprised that no one has taken this one on. Luckily I know exactly what is about from a quote/interview with singer Robert Plant. The song is about a woman whom Plant had great relations with and had to stop seeing because she made him choose between making music or to be with her. The song itself encompasses the time between when they broke up and when the song was made. Hence "Ten Years Gone" since he was with her.
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