February 23, 2007

Friday Music

I days of yore I often commented here about the music that plays in my head all day. The only way to stop it is to play music on the radio, or my song list on the computer from my iPod.

I was busy with work stuff that took a little concentration today, so the music was off, but the radio in my skull began to play the same tunes repeatedly. Most of the morning was taken with the Moody Blues and their ode to Dr. Leary and LSD.

Right before lunchtime and continuing is Led Zepplin regaling me with this:

If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
Don't it make you feel bad

When you're tryin' to find your way home,
You don't know which way to go?
If you're goin' down South
They go no work to do,
If you don't know about Chicago.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin' 'bout me baby and my happy home.
Going, go'n' to Chicago,
Go'n' to Chicago,
Sorry but I can't take you.
Going down, going down now, going down.


That is When the Levee Breaks a blues composition. Plant's vocals give a wailing, haunted image as he plaintively shrieks the words.

I am not a huge Zepplin fan, but like most of my generation Stairway to Heaven was a standard. I also like Kashmir and a few others. Normally Plant annoys the hell out of me with his whining ohhhh, ohhhhs, but I do love the song when the Levee Breaks. There are a lot worse tunes to be stuck in your head on a sunny Friday afternoon.

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