My love is in league with the freeway
Its passion will rise as the cities fly by
And the tail lights dissolve in the coming of night
And the questions and thousands take flight

My love is miles in awaiting
The eyes that just stare and the glance at the clock
In the secret that burns and the pain that won't stop
And it's fueled with the years

Leading me on (leading me on)
Leading me down the road
Driving me on (driving me on)
Driving me down the road

My love is exceeding the limit
Red eyed and fevered with the hum of the miles
Distance and longing, my thoughts do collide
Should I rest for a while at the side?

Your love is cradled in knowing
Eyes in the mirror still expecting their prey
Sensing too well when the journey is done
There is no turning back, no
There is no turning back on the run

My love is in the league
With the freeway
Oh, with the freeway
And the coming of the night time
My love
My love is in the league with the freeway


Lyrics submitted by ballzofsno, edited by JimCaron, Laura in NJ, milwaukeepalms

Big Log Lyrics as written by Robert Blunt Robert Plant

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  • +8
    General Comment

    This song speaks to the long, dark, desolate stretches between loves. Beyond the bleakness is acceptance, where the resolutness of leaving (on the run, fueled by secrets and hurts and thousands of unanswerable questions) merges with, and is indistinguishable from, the wide, open-ended quest(longing that does not rest) for new love.

    I like to think some details call out to people the author has loved in ways only they would recognize.

    Bob Steinon September 07, 2008   Link
  • +3
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    Taking the mention of Freeway and equating it to a path to the devil is a bit of a stretch... I;m not sure that the song meaning is but it's more likely comparing Love or Loves with a journey... I also question weather "the journey is done" signifies "A Call to Death" It could be the end of a relationship... It could be end of a long bowel movement... who knows... I respect your opinion 10west but Man you have some Dark Thoughts...

    Alfred Eon March 02, 2005   Link
  • +3
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    Plant's lyrics were often influenced by the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. Big Log is a mythical, extended metaphor for a lost love: "My love is in league with the freeway... My love is the miles and the waiting." A Big Log is common lingo of tractor trailer drivers. It is the book in which their road hours are logged, therefore the connection between the road and love and the countless hours we all log on both.

    Caldwell91on February 05, 2019   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Not really sure what the song is about, but love it anyway!

    WittySarcasmon August 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It seems to be about either lost or unrequited love. If you have been on a 500-mile drive, you know the physical feeling of road fatigue, which he captures so well here. I love the long road trip metaphor that he uses for weariness in love. His voice and the music is so haunting and penetrating too.

    DeanNon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Maybe he's driving a big log truck? Or he hit someone on the head with a big log? That could be a secret and a reason to run away. His woman staying at home, expecting 'them' to come. Vagueness...

    Patskion September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    one of my favorite videos... it's rare to find a video that actually might have some depth to it nowadays... the whole strutting in front of whores with your bling gets old FAST, they just don't make'em like they used to...

    lzphishheadon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think he was talking about his career, his love of music. Big Log is his life's chronicle or journal. His musical career and passion for music are what's keeping him on the road. And he's contemplating on resting for a while from touring and decide whether he should continue or retire from music altogether. I feel that his wife (Your love is cradled in knowing...) is part of this big decision "sensing too well when the journey is done there is no turning back".

    andres1000on June 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Fuck Joey Shamburger.

    AEnemaon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Equating this song with the myth of Led Zeppelin's pact requires a lot of imagination. The pact, along with most everything else found in "Hammer of the Gods" is simply myth... creating legends out of merely talented men. Were Black Sabbath satanists? No, but misleading their audience into thinking they were was a boon to publicity. Truth is the legend of the pact was lifted from the song "Crossroads," which the guys were all fans of.

    On to the meaning of the song...

    It's pretty cut-and-dry. He loves life on the road. Even the monotonous drone of the tires and the weary rocking of the bus. It allows him to become interspective. His imagination is piqued by the myriad scenes passing by his windows and this allows him the freedom to create songs. His lover, on the other hand, sits and home and stares at the mirror, waiting for the tour to be over. It is a doomed relationship. She waits for him to come home, and then he waits to hit the road. So while he is out on tour, she decides to leave him. "There is no turning back... on the run." He doesn't like that she is leaving him, but such is life on the road.

    As for the title... maybe he was in the bathroom on the bus staring at his new creation while writing this song. No idea there.

    txfilmguy1on March 16, 2006   Link

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