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Led Zeppelin Misty mountain hop Lyrics

Last updated: 11/25/2013 07:30:24 PM

Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby,
What do you, what do you think I saw?
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said,
"Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?"
And you know how it is.
I really don't know what time it was, woh, oh,oh
so I asked them if I could stay a while.

I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really
Really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us, said, "Please,hey,
would we care to all get in line, Get in line."
Well, you know, they asked us to stay for tea and have some fun; Oh, oh,oh.
he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.

Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see,
and baby, baby, baby, do you like it?
There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin',
ah, not trying to fight it.
You really don't care if they're comin'; oh, oh,
I know that it's all a state of mind.

If you go down in the streets today, baby, you better,
you better open your eyes. WOAH WOAH YEAH
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care , really don't , which, which way the pressure lies,
so I've decided what I'm gonna do now.
So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
where the spirits go now,
over the hills where the spirits fly.
I really don't know.

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Different Perspective | Reviewer: DBBayleaf | 11/25/13

โœŒ Different era; hopeful for peace, love, equality & personal freedom. Misty Mountain Hop avoided conflicts between establishment & social movement taking place: ...policeman stepped up...said, "Please, hey... all get in line...asked us to stay for tea & have some fun (no drug bust there). Do you want to score? I agree they were partying. People can "score" in other ways: ...friends would all drop by...oh, oh, ooh!...have a good look at, baby do you like it?... You really don't care if they're comin'; oh, oh...(comin' = sex?). Folk...don't care which way the "pressure" lies...I'm packing my bags...where spirits go...spirits fly. Last line: I really don't know. ๐Ÿ˜ Bittersweet; I too feel the yearning. ๐Ÿ’“Robert Plant is so sexy ! LED ZEPPELIN โ˜

Lyrical analysis | Reviewer: Chris | 11/9/11

It seems to me that most people here are just talking about how great Led Zeppelin is, so I'm going to try and post something actually about the lyrics.

As another user said before me, these seem to have a reference to the Lord Of The Rings, I'd say it's extremely likely, Plant was a huge fan of Tolkien and all that mystic kind of writing is on this album, particularly in the "Battle of Evermore" and "Stairway to Heaven" and apparently this.

I think the song is about some sort of crazy drug bust dream. Clearly, the lyrics are about walking in the park and "scoring", drug users often call getting drugs, particularly good ones, scoring.

"I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really
Really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us, said, "Please,hey,
would we care to all get in line, Get in line."

Then this is where the bust happens. He's "really out of my mind" - stoned - when a police officer comes by and lines them up to bust them. I think the third verse is about the way they're seen as unproductive members of society, it almost seems like a dialogue between the cop and criminal. Does he like what he sees when he looks in the mirror? There he sits like a book on a shelf rusting, not trying to fight it.

The fourth verse I'm really not sure, other than the Lord of the Rings reference and packing his bags and leaving. Clearly, he wants to get away from it all and get to the "misty mountain" where the spirits go - perhaps to meditate? or just relax? It's not really specified, but that's what I got out of this song.

Great Music | Reviewer: Brad | 2/4/11

I'm not a very huge fan of lyrics of music, even though I know my dad says, "You gotta listen to the lyrics, son." But it seems more like a chore for me than rather to just enjoy it like it should be. So Occassionally, I will listen to the lyrics, but only to sing along. To me, the tone and voice of the lyrics might as well be another instrument. Led zeppelin Has that tone. Not only rock and roll, but to me, somewhat of a jazzy/bluesy feel in there somewhere. Led zeppelin is the greatest band ever.
Also, If you're like me, and you like the upbeat/jazzy feel to some of their songs, you should check out "Logos Naki World" On youtube, by Yasushi Ishii. Completly different worlds, but It's a great song. The lyrics are in complete babble, not even in japanese, so it only adds to my satisfaction of just enjoying it.

... | Reviewer: Manu | 1/24/11

I wish I had been born in a time that when I was a teenager I could go to zeppelin's and other amazing bands' music doesn't make any sense,of course there're some good nem act bands,but nothing as great as zep or sabbath or the who etc.I hate this pop generation where I can't just wear jeans,t-shirts and my taylors without the concern of looking pretty or feminine!

led zep rules | Reviewer: jake | 6/27/10

i know over 40 led zeppelin songs and its hard for me to say which is my favorite. one of the things i like from this song is it's relation to the "hobbit". another song with reference to the hobbit is ramble on. :Dled zeppelin rulez and the pop sinsations of these days SUCK

i forgive u mommy | Reviewer: gabriel | 2/22/10

i wish i were born just before haha , but what to do isn't my mistake , anyway, i forgive u mommy, u did bring some late
always and ever led zepplin and many other great bands are the best , they have done alot and we must thank them all the line

Zep rocks | Reviewer: Celine | 12/30/09

Led Zeppelin is, in m opinion, the absolute best band of all time. I could listen to their music nonstop and I usually am. Their songs are trippy and hazy and sometimes they have meaning, but not always. I don't think it's 100% necessary for a song to always mean something, and Zep is so good at giving us music that we don't always have to think about, we can just feel it. On the other hand, they can write music that's so heartfelt and meaningful too. Misty Mountain Hop is an example of a song that's fun and kinda trippy but has an underlying story that's not really clear. Led Zep just epitomizes good effing music. They're absolute rock gods.

Led-Zeppelin | Reviewer: Jacob Beauchamp | 12/21/09

This is truly a great song I am a huge zeppelin fan but I just want to say something real quit I read these commits and I appreciate the fact that these Led-Zeppelin fans don't just like them for there number one song, Stairway to Heaven, don't get me wrong it was a excellent song. but i've had people come up to me and say they were Zeppelin fans and the question I would ask them was what sons do you like from them and they would always reply Stairway to Heaven, you know theres are other great songs theres In My Time of Dying, D'yer Mak'er, In the Evening but anyways Misty Mountain Hop holds one of the most reconizable guitar riffs that I have ever heard, KEEP ROCKIN' PAGE, PLANT, BONHAM, AND JONES

man | Reviewer: peter | 11/5/09

the only word i can remember from the hobbit was the tea party when bilbo gandalf and the 12 dwarves have a tea party at bilbo baggins house and where it says over the hills which describes where the took family lived.

Zeppelin #1!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/09

great song Zeppelin is truly the greatest band ever! hahaha
but ya to all you people that com[plain about how today's music sux.....DAMN STRAIGHT! haha seriously i'm with ya all there just happened to mbe born about 40 years too late sucks man...
but dude that bit about the depression cycle....thats great actually gives me some hope!
also i gotta pick me up a copy of that hobbit book... i hear about all these references haha its exciting

at frank and about the hobbit | Reviewer: mac | 1/27/09

Yeah, a lot of led zepp songs are about the LotR. The third stanza of ramble on is about the most obvious reference I've i ever seen. There's also some in stairway to heaven, over the hills and far away, and the battle of evermore.

krissssssss | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/08

i love all of led zeppelin's songs. i was born 50 years late. im only 13.... led zeppelin rocks!!!!!! btw in my school everyone thinks rock music is gay but it is the bestest thing that ever happened to this earth!
^the best

The Hobbit | Reviewer: Frank | 11/16/08

This is one of my all time favorite Zeppelin songs, and anyway, today I picked up a book called The Hobbit. It's the prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and I think some of this song is about that book!
I'm very curious to hear if somebody else has maybe seen this connection also? I'll point out specific parts.

"So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
where the spirits go now,
over the hills where the spirits fly.
I really don't know."
In the beginning of the book, Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who is solicited on an adventure with the wizard Gandalf. He decides to go

Well, you know, they asked us to stay for tea and have some fun; Oh, oh,oh.
he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.
-Bilbo invites Gandalf to tea to discuss the adventure over the misty mountains. He brings his friends (the 13 Dwarves who were also embarking on the adventure.)

I think i'm on to something here.

Excellent. | Reviewer: Bilbo | 9/18/08

Listening to this on my old treasure chest record player right now. Such an amazing song, as you would expect from Led Zeppelin. Side two of Zep IV, to me, just oozes their greatness. Some of the best songs there. Though I am not the biggest fan of their heavier songs (Black Dog, Rock & Roll ect....Not saying I don't enjoy them greatly, to those who are appauled at the moment), the emotion put into all of their songs is just magical. I think their lighter, kind of mystical side is much more enjoyable. I greatly adore John Paul Jones and John Bonham (Rest In Peace.) and their on stage chemistry. Just jamming together behind the up front, mind blowing vocals and guitar riffs....
Anyway. I'm rambling. A magnificant song in all.:D

dashit | Reviewer: how it is | 8/24/08

Emo music doesn't exist.

If emo is short for emotional (which it isn't but that's how its been twisted by the dumb ass population and MTV)

and all music is emotional, or any music worth listening to is,

then all music is emo..?

btw emo is actually short for emotive: a type of thrash-music (not much different then your idea of 'emo' now) back in the 90's or some shi