Hey girl, what you doin'?
Hey girl, you'll drive me to ruin
I don't know what it is about you
But I like it a lot
Oh, why don't you let me hold you?
Let me feel your lovin' touch

Communication breakdown, it's always the same
Having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane

Hey girl, I got something I think you wanna know
Hey girl, I wanna tell you that I love you so
I wanna hold you in my arms and feel your love tonight
Oh, I'm never gonna let you go 'cause I like your charms

Communication breakdown, it's always the same
Having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane

Communication breakdown, it's always the same
Having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane

Communication breakdown
Communication breakdown
Communication breakdown
I wanna feel your love all night
Communication breakdown
Communication breakdown
I'm gonna make your telephone work tonight
Communication breakdown


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Communication Breakdown Lyrics as written by John Paul Jones John Bonham

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Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin cover) song meanings
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    Honour to the authors of this great hard rock song: this HIT of Led Zeppelin was written by Bonham, Page and Jones, belongs to their first LP (Led Zeppelin I) of 1969.

    Up the Led!

    killingFlooron August 20, 2002   Link
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    Where can I find this song?

    Burtoniteon June 25, 2005   Link
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    what the hell made thekronic420 think this was maiden?

    Rebbal Aceon July 18, 2005   Link
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    Did Maiden do a cover of this or something?

    Shadow of Oblivionon September 13, 2005   Link
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    I downloaded this and its got nothing on the original, but its pretty cool

    Shadow of Oblivionon September 14, 2005   Link
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    oy rebal ace man iron maiden, just for the record, did cover this song as a b-side on one of their singles but im not sure which one. although i love maiden, i think zeppelins wud be better. why dont u get your facts straight b4 u make yourself sound like a dick

    hawk_er_8on September 14, 2005   Link
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    Oh, all apologies then.

    Rebbal Aceon April 10, 2006   Link
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    this couldnt hav been 2 bad. bruce dickinson has a good voice for this.

    spooner113on April 09, 2007   Link
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    My two favorite bands are Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden, so when I first heard that Iron Maiden did a cover of this song I was so SYKED. However when I heard it I did not like it. Bruce Dickinson is just as good as Robert Plant, but not for this kind of song. Ths solo and drumming were very sloppy. Its ust didnt work, nice try though. They just should have picked a different Zeppelin song.

    IronBlackZeppon April 03, 2008   Link
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    I shat bricks when I first heard about Maiden covering a Zeppelin song;like Shinichiro Watanabe remaking Vampire Hunter D...if you are into that kind of thing. Anyhow,I think Maiden's version is the better.

    chantardon September 15, 2008   Link

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Well, in my opinion this song is about being a young & maybe a little naive &/or introverted girl and finding yourself loving a man who is at first very charming, carefree & outgoing, and seems at first to be without limits, as in "There was a time you opened up every doorway you didn't mind if everything wasn't your way" then that man starts to gradually become more introverted & shows their more possessive/obsessive side to you as the relationship progresses, even while they keep up the appearance of being carefree & outgoing to everyone else, "Don't pull away that goes against what you told me I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum" so you confront them about the way they're acting and of course they deny it, "I think you've changed but you insist that that's not true" quite possibly they are an addict of some sort, my guess would be cocaine, &/or showing very obsessive behavior towards you (early on in the video for this song we see the man hanging a picture up, it is a very large portrait of Aimee & it is prominently displayed in his/their apartment for the duration of the song), thus their "love in a vacuum", "You look so strange, so distant that you're hardly you Now I can see how you have been acting different You say it's me but I know that it isn't it's love in a vacuum" but still you are in love with them and don't want to leave them and you know that they are truly in love with you and they don't want you to leave them either, maybe they are convinced you can save them from themself, maybe they are so broken that the possibility of an overdose &/or suicide attempt is very real and you want to get through to them that their behavior not only dangerous but it is also just pissing you off and if they don't wise up they run the risk of loosing you, as in the lines "You will be lonely if you leave me alone", so you want to save them but can't get through to them due to the addiction &/or emotional problems they have, "Love in a vacuum and that's not enough love in a vacuum You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way You will be lonely if you leave me alone You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough" you want them to understand that the love they are giving you is not enough when it is filtered through the vacuum of their drug addiction &/or emotional impairment, "You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough and just wait you will be lonely Love in a vacuum Love in a vacuum and that's not enough Love in a vacuum". 'Love In A Vacuum' for me is a hauntingly truthful acute argument on the loneliness of obsession and almost inevitable loss of love that follows people who are broken in some way or another; the obsessives, the coke heads, the drunks, addicts or the just-plain-old emotionally broken; a razor sharp, lyrically driven, deceptively poppy, yet ultimately-depressing-in-the-best-way song. Quintessential Aimee Mann.