"Dazed and Confused" as written by and Jimmy Page....
Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman never bargained for you
Lots of people talk and few of them know
Soul of a woman was created below, yeah

You hurt and abused tellin' all of your lies
Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize
Sweet little baby I don't know where you've been
Gonna love you baby, here I come again

Every day I work so hard
Bringin' home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away

Don't know where you're goin'
Only know just where you've been
Sweet little baby, I want you again

Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill


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"Dazed and Confused" as written by Jimmy Page

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  • +2
    General Commentshe must be one of those girls who plays tons of games to make him want her more by playing hard to get and she's able to do it good too obviously he thinks she's super hot "lord how they hypnotize". but at the same time she drives him crazy and frustrates him because "Wanted a woman, never bargained for you." well.. i'd definitally take that as an insult if i were her. and even though i can in no way relate to the lyrics WOW this song is awesome! it has so much emotion and mmmm everything is perfect. i do have to get a really super long version of this song i'd listen to it so often.! lol maybe someday i'll learn how to play it with a bow. that would b fun.
    bimOliciouson May 18, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song is about a woman who enjoys playing games and using deception/manipulation and other cover-up techniques in a relationship. Maybe most of the guys she's used to dating are either suckers who are too blind to see past her bullshti and games, or complete assholes with whom she probably only wants sex.

    This one (the singer), however, seems to genuinely love her, but she's probably not very used to that, and so chooses to punish him in the same way she deals with other asshole men (assuming he's the same, when he probably isn't).

    "Wanted a woman never bargained for you"

    He really liked her, she did not see her in a materialistic or possessive way.

    "Lots of people talk and few of them know
    Soul of a woman was created below, yeah"

    She might be a social butterfly, with a lot of superficial connections, but no one really knows her or "gets" her.
    Also, her TRUE SELF, "the soul created down below", is who she really is, but I think she hates that side of herself, and chooses instead to be a mask. The singer, however, somehow sees past that unto who she really is, a person too detached from her true self, from her soul who is still deep down below.

    "You hurt and abused tellin' all of your lies
    Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize
    Sweet little baby I don't know where you've been
    Gonna love you baby, here I come again"

    He knows that she is a woman who has definitely been through a lot of pain and misery, but, unfortunately, precisely because of that, she chooses to hide herself from the world, and be something else instead, a literal figure of bullshit, an empty shell with nothing except pain inside of it.

    He knows this, and he also knows that's why she's false and perhaps even a little hostile, and is trying his best to take that into account because he loves her, he wishes to be with her all the same.

    "Every day I work so hard
    Bringin' home my hard earned pay
    Try to love you baby, but you push me away"

    He does his best to prove he is worthy of her, his love and devotion for her, but, somehow, that scares her, and so she pushes him away, hurting him in the process.

    "Don't know where you're goin'
    Only know just where you've been
    Sweet little baby, I want you again"

    He is unaware of her current whereabouts, he only knows the hell she comes from, and the horrors she might have lived in the past. He really wants to be with her.

    "Take it easy baby, let them say what they will
    Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill"

    Because she's a social butterfly, she's probably very receptive to the opinions of others, and somewhat suggestible precisely because of that.
    He's trying to tell her to calm down, because none of that really matters.

    The last sentence is curious. I think that in the final verse the singer no longer feels the same as in the beginning of the song, and only seeks to make a clean departure from everything. However, he knows that she probably won't like it very much once he sends her the bill of all the fuck-ups she's been doing in the relationship this entire time, before he leaves her.

    She is a disentegrated essence of pain, hidden behind a shallowed, empty mask, that comes from a world of abuse, and she has no way of being true. Once the singer truly realized this, he leaves her.
    miguel1334on May 18, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPage would play his guitar with the violin bow for this song.
    ramtharon April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me or does Plant seem to get off on Pages whaling guitar around about 2 minutes into the song. This song seeps into every part of my being.. simply hypnotic.
    anomalyon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song really does have a mood behind it, when you listen to it, it REALLY gets into you, I mean a way that you actually need to play it when your dazed and confused, I did when like 4 girls asked me out, I just sat in my living room and played this song until objects in our neighbors house fell over.
    Yakuza Warlordon June 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust fyi this song was origanally written by the yardbirds (which page, beck, and clapton were all a part of at one time) then in the middle of the yardbirds tour the band broke up cept page and he had to keep touring so he hired people to be in his band and Pete Townshend (lead guitarist of The Who) said that the band "will go down like a led zeppelin" meaning that the band wont make it far in the music career and the band decided to take Led Zeppelin as their name.
    rocker8902on June 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlisten to the 25 minute version of this from How the West was Won. Frickin amazing. I dont know how pulled that off, but hey theyre zeppelin
    themachine312on June 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1.Shitface is right--it was stolen from Jake Holmes by the Yardbirds.
    2.Jimmy Page has said numerous times that it was Keith Moon who coined the "Lead Balloon" line.
    3.Great song but unnecessarily long in concert.
    JumpyJackon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you don't know what this song is about, your too young to know. Jimmy wrote all of it, lyrics and all while he was in the yardbirds near the end of their career. (i dont think it ever made it to the studio with them) Btw. Jeff beck Jimmy Page and Eric clapton were all in the yard birds, but not at one time. It was clapton, then beck, then jimmy and beck, then jimmy. The raw emotion and power of this song is just chilling. It just rages with that dark underground vibe. Darkest lyrics of the day (looks like small beer today).
    Awesome music. Some of the greatest guitar work jimmy's ever done (live, that is) btw, the violin sequence isnt a load of bull, its very technical musical bits. Alot of tricky bits in there, takes alot of theory knowledge to do for 20 minutes.
    SeaThingChildon July 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpage admittedly jacked this song from someone else. this song and "tangerine" are the only songs soley credited to page (that featured other members on the track). the lyrics and main guitar line were pretty much stolen. i hate to think of it, but it's undeniable. page did use his violin bow on this song until around 77, when page refused to play this live claiming it was too rudimentary (i think he just felt guilty because he stole it), and so the bow solo was incorporated into "whole lotta love"
    cowardmon December 12, 2005   Link

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