"Communication Breakdown" as written by and John Paul Jones John Bonham....
Hey girl stop what you're doin'!
Hey girl you'll drive me to ruin.
I don't know what it is that I like about you
But I like it a lot.
Won't you let me hold you
Let me feel your lovin' charms.

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane!

Hey girl I got something I think you ought to know.
Hey babe I want to tell you that I love you so.
I want to hold you in my arms, yeah!
I'm never gonna let you go,
'Cause I like your charms.

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane!

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane!

(Communication breakdown)I want you to love me all night
(Communication breakdown)I want you to love me
(Communication breakdown)I want you to love...yeah! I want you to love!


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"Communication Breakdown" as written by John Paul Jones John Bonham

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  • +5
    General Commentthis song is about liking someone and having so many things to say to the but when the time comes nothing comes out!!
    aerosmith4evaon December 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so easy to relate to, everyone has that person that they like so much and jsut breakdown and dont know what to say around them or what they really like about them to begin with
    DazzdNCnfusedon June 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"this song is possibly the birth of heavy metal"

    well the band certainly was
    A_Page06on September 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah this is one of their best for sure. Page said it was one of the most difficult songs to play live because the constant downstrokes are so tiring. Evidence of that can be heard on the BBC live versions as he adjusts the riff a little to give himself a break.
    Oh yeah, this just in---Grobus is an idiot.
    JumpyJackon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMore breaking news----Most of Led Zeppelin's early(and some not-so-early) lyrics were ripped off from somehwere. "Dazed and Confused" is a rip-off of Jake Holmes' "Days of Confusion". "Bring it on Home" is a direct rip-off of Sonny Boy Williamson. Lyrics were lifted from Bukka White's "Shake 'Em on Down" for "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper" and "Custard Pie". "Boogie With Stu" is a rip-off of Ritchie Valens' "Ooh, My Head". You'd have to throw away a huge chunk of their catalogue if you dismiss the songs that were "borrowed". Nowadays more proper writing credit is given on listings for Zeppelin songs. But it's like Jimmy Page himself said (the guy who posted before this, not the real Jimmy Page), none of these people could do any better, and the music has obviously been completely re-worked in every one of those songs.
    JumpyJackon January 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitly about try to talk to a girl and you dont know what to say. I just had that experience when the girl i liked introduced herself to me. Great Poem, Great Guitar, Great Music.
    MarcusO.L.P.on April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout a relationship gone awry
    Burtoniteon December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics can relate to problems we have with dating. Now when it comes to the music, this is one Zeppelin's best songs. I really "really" liked Page's solo, it's really hard rock.
    DarkStar21on January 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery easy to relate to as my interpretation is that the narrator of the song is into a girl but his communication breaks down and he can't speak because she's so attractive or whatever.
    Cabrosaon November 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdamn everyone feels this way. Like you can't talk around them but you can't stop thinking about them long enough to pay attention to your obligations and then you finally tell them and you never want them to leave.

    Gosh this song is great. you can appreciate it just for that
    musicismy1luvon February 14, 2008   Link

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