"The Wanton Song" as written by and Robert Plant Jimmy Page....
Silent woman in the night, you came
Took my seed from my shaking frame
Same old fire, another flame
And the wheel rolls on

Silent woman through the flames, you come
From the deep behind the sun
Seems my nightmares, have just begun
Left me barely holding on

With blazing eyes you see my trembling hand
When we know the time has come
Lose my senses, lose command
Feel your healing rivers run

Is it every time I fall
That I think this is the one
In the darkness can you hear me call
Another day has just begun
You babe

Silent woman, my face is changed
Some know in ways to come
Feel my fire needs a brand new flame
And the wheels rolls on, rolls on


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"The Wanton Song" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is the most underrated song in Zep's catalogue. It's one of those mysterious 'Why doesn't EVEYBODY love this song?' songs.
    JumpyJackon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the Succubus. She is the personification of the demonic female spirit that visits a man at night in his dreams. When sleeping, people are vulnerable to spiritual attack because they are soley under control of their subconscious mind. Women get a visit from the Incubus, and men get a visit from the Succubus. These spirits know our hidden desires perfectly, and this leaves us at their mercy; but they are merciless! It is a violent rape of the depths of the soul, which will require changing the sheets when you wake up! Musically, this track really kicks ass as well; superb talent by all four band members.
    RayManon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJimmy Pages' guitars in this song hit like a bullet in the brain. Damn, this song rocks hard.
    Major Valoron September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand how this is such an underrated song. It's got everything you could want. But whatever, true zep fans know this is a classic!
    nickb1227on June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe no one has commented on this song yet, its a very good song, and robert plant doesnt sound like this in very many of his songs, which makes it very unique
    scooter44on September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's so great, Plants voice and the guitar i love it! It's just an awesome song!
    RockOn947on March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it me or did Rage Against The Machine rip off this guitar line in their verses to Vietnow???
    Stoneyon June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe riffs sound similar, but they are just slightly different.
    erickon October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's about groupies
    experimental_punkon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWanton means a whore, or a promiscuous person, so yeah, it must be about groupies.
    muphinon December 04, 2004   Link

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