Will you accept a collect call
From Robert Plant?
We picked him up on Vine
On a bus bench singing that song
This is not the 1st time
He was so cute
Jonny Punk Rock, so cynical
You woulda jumped him too!

Why are the burners always toast?
Why are the stoners always stoned?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
The Zeplin song

I got a job minimum wage & a tabledance
He drinks my beer and plays guitar
He's on my bed wasted every night when I come home
Play the same 'ol lead again & again..

Sometimes I gotta say shutup
Sometimes I gotta say so what
I don't think that it's so punk
What's with the Zeplin song

Sometimes I gotta ride
Sometimes I gotta hide
Sometimes I press rewind
I gotta throw the trash out
He's on a stairway to hell
Yeah that is him
Playin' the zeplin song again & again & again & again & again & again

I'm a guitar
Honest pop single cut away
Please don't play that song on me again
I'll explode
I'll break all my strings, stop playing shit
Like the Sex Pistols are anything

Why does he rain on my parade?
Why does the song remain the same?
I can't remember my own name
I work for minimum wage
Oh go sell it to Jimmy Page
At the crosses the deal he made
Cuz that song ain't goin' away
Oh God the Zeplin song
Nono the Zeplin song
Here comes the Zeplin song
Oh God the Zeplin song
SHUT UP!


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Zeplin Song song meanings
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    General CommentSounds like someone playing part of the 'Stairway To Heaven' riff just before the last time Courtney screams "Shut up!"
    VelveteenDollon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know exactly what this song means and its so hilarious. courtney love is like the last authentic rocker of our times- screw what anybody else says about her personal life or artistic ability....

    i'll interpret it here for you guys:

    "Will you accept a collect call
    From Robert Plant?
    We picked him up on Vine
    On a bus bench singing that song
    This is not the 1st time
    He was so cute
    Jonny Punk Rock, so cynical
    You woulda jumped him too!

    [i think she's caustically joking about how there are cover band musicians out there that want to emulate Led Zeppelin and other rock bands but come out dirt poor (hence the collect call and a pick up at the bus stop) and sleazy. well first i imagine this musician is first in a ramone's cover band- hence johnny punk rock but then as time progresses and this guy is still in cover bands and hasn't made it, is then doing led zeppelin]

    I got a job minimum wage & a tabledance
    He drinks my beer and plays guitar
    He's on my bed wasted every night when I come home
    Play the same 'ol lead again & again..

    Sometimes I gotta ride
    Sometimes I gotta hide
    Sometimes I press rewind
    I gotta throw the trash out
    He's on a stairway to hell
    Yeah that is him
    Playin' the zeplin song again & again & again & again & again & again


    In the two paragraphs above she's speaking from the dead-end musicians *girlfriend's point of view* she's basically lamenting on how much a loser this guy is because he's always wasted drinking her beer and playing the same fucken song again and again...and how she tries to avoid the musician's obnoxious behavior by playing tv, and hiding away from him, basically she's dependent upon him cause she's a stripper -hence "the minimum wage and table dance quote" Then she juxtaposes stairway to hell with stairway to heaven by led zep cause he's not going anywhere

    "I'm a guitar
    Honest pop single cut away
    Please don't play that song on me again
    I'll explode
    I'll break all my strings, stop playing shit
    Like the Sex Pistols are anything

    obviously this is from that beat up guitar's point of view, freaken hilarious!

    "Why does he rain on my parade?
    Why does the song remain the same?
    I can't remember my own name
    I work for minimum wage
    Oh go sell it to Jimmy Page
    At the crosses the deal he made
    Cuz that song ain't goin' away
    Oh God the Zeplin song
    Nono the Zeplin song
    Here comes the Zeplin song
    Oh God the Zeplin song
    SHUT UP! "

    So at the end, love is making a point that this guy is just a freaken sell-out or just doesn't have any creative input to the music scene. who just wants to party and not do anything creative, basically a sleaze instead of a bob dylan or kurt kobain. I don't know how i understand the song, i guess its cause i've browsed musician classifieds long enough to get the hunch there are guys in their forties doing gigs on songs that are totally overplayed...but love makes it so hilarious i literally laugh in my car when i play like all the time...
    GrungyBeatleon October 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this abotu stairway to heaven?
    megs17on June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe real lyrics are:
    I'm a guitar
    A Les Paul Single Cut Away
    Please don't play that song on me again
    I'll explode
    I'll break all my strings and start playing shit
    Like the Sex Pistols or anything
    tater47on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know,why is the lyrics wrong here? there was songwords in the freaking booklet thing with the album!!!! damn you!
    Live_through_fearon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCourtney Love rocks! I have no idea what this song is about but It's fun to rock out to!
    allisonkasstanon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoopss, i copied that paragraph that is totally wrong: its really
    I'm a guitar
    A Les Paul Single Cut Away
    Please don't play that song on me again
    I'll explode
    I'll break all my strings and start playing shit
    Like the Sex Pistols or anything

    shit!

    oh and when she says he's playing the same "ol lead again and again" it means a guitar solo or lick whatever
    GrungyBeatleon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh and another mistake: the whole song is told entirely by the girlfriend's point of view...shit! this is the last post i will post on this thread i am taking so much space...
    GrungyBeatleon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally funny song! I love it
    Katrneyon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinon, I'm pretty sure this whole song is about Stairway To Heaven, how it's one of the most overplayed songs on a guitar and how you can get tired of hearing it all the time

    I'm a guitar
    A Les Paul Single Cut Away
    Please don't play that song on me again
    I'll explode
    I'll break all my strings and start playing shit
    Like the Sex Pistols or anything

    Of course the guitar's point of view, not liking how that's pretty much the only song played on it
    bluestruckon July 31, 2008   Link

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