"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" as written by and Robert Plant Jimmy Page....
With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
Missus cool rides out in her aged Cadillac
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman

Come on, babe on the round about, ride on the merry-go-round
We all know what your name is, so you better lay your money down

Alimony, alimony payin' your bills
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
When your conscience hits, you knock it back with pills
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman

Come on, babe on the round about, ride on the merry-go-round
We all know what your name is, so you better lay your money down

Tellin' tall tales of how it used to be
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
With the butler and the maid and the servants three
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman (ah, I'm kidding man)

Nobody hears a single word you say
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
But you keep on talkin' till your dyin' day
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman

Come on, babe on the round about, ride on the merry-go-round
We all know what your name is, so you better lay your money down

Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman
Livin', lovin', she's just a woman


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"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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  • +2
    General Commentwell, being that Led Zeppelin II came out in 1969, i think it would be kind of hard for it to be about 1970s sitcoms
    tommy5454on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about a specific person. It's about an older groupie who bothered the band during the recording of LZ II. Obviously, Plant made up some lyrics to fit what he figured her life was probably like.
    JumpyJackon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGolddiggers! It's about golddiggers! The song talks about a woman who married for her money.

    There's no explanation where her husband's gone (though alimony implies divorce, and her conscience bothering her implies she incited it).

    The woman is made out to be just what such women end up - old drudges, looking cheap in remnants of fancy clothes, who reminisce about the glory days while no one cares or even pays attention.
    RobertNasiron June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Robert that the song is about gold-diggers. She married the man for his money, then divorced him somehow, and now she gets alimony to pay for her luxurious lifestyle and tells everyone all about it.
    cartman716on June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, i read that none of the other members of the band were too impressed with Page's work on this song. I've never been able to understand that.
    JumpyJackon January 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with JumpyJack on this. The song is about an annoying, clingy groupie who was always there around the time Led Zeppelin II was in the works. This is Page's least favorite song on the album, probably because he did the backing vocals. Back to JumpyJack's comment, I have no idea why they weren't impressed with the work. I think they're crazy cause It's my favorite song. The bass/guitar riff kicks ass. I think Page and Plant came up with the music....but whoever did, it's extremely catchy and my fav. to play on bass.
    JoNeSyFaN18on February 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was zeppelins least favorite song thats why they never played it live. the all thought it was too "made for radio" and it is one of their more pop influenced songs. Its kinda strange cause it doesnt fit all that well in zeppelin 2 but if you age robert plants voice a little it kinda sounds like it could be on their later stuff like presence or even physical graffitti but thats kinda a stretch.
    The_Changelingon July 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is ok, but back sometime in '72, someone had an interveiw with Jimmy Page, asking about his favorite Zeppelin songs, and he said the only one he didn't like, is this one.
    Zeppeliner101on December 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat may be so but its still a pretty bad ass song.
    And the fact that this song has 26 comments (including me) is amazing. You would think a classic zeppelin song like this would attract more people but i guess no one appreciates the good stuff anymore. Don't believe me? Go check out Green Day or Blink 182 or Fallout Boys songs and i bet they have a lot more comments than most zeppelin songs.

    Whats wrong with the world today?
    The Firmon May 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFrom what I have read in the book "Hammer of the Gods" most of the songs and lyrics in Zeppelin's second album were inspired by the experiences they had on their first American tour. This particular song was allegedly inspired by an aging groupie that particularly annoyed Jimmy Page by showing up to their recording sessions in a New York studio and claiming to have "been" with Page in front of the other groupies. She was in her thirties but had dyed blond hair and dressed provocatively. Anyway, the song is about older women trying to stay young and work it.
    BluesFanon September 19, 2009   Link

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