on October 14, 2013
I heard this song for the first time last week on youtube last week, fell in love with it and bought it immediately. I'm not musical enough to evaluate why it works-suffice it to say the Zeppelin magic comes together in the chiaroscuro of the guitar, the soulful wail and the powerful drumming--and though it was a cover of Anne Bredon's composition, acquired via Joan Baez, it is so very different from the plaintive, folksy Baez version. Here its a painful howl of a man torn between the love of woman and his need to be free. 'It' is calling him back 'home'--to me that would mean his own wildish nature-- whatever that entails- freedom, creativity, being on the road as a wanderer, a seasonal worker or a musician. And though he is leaving, he says he will return--will he back in winter, forever, when his wanderlust is over or in the afterlife? I don't know but I can't stop listening. Very raw and emotional, and by far my favorite Zeppelin song.