#1. This is a GREAT SONG!!! It’s by Florence and the Machine. I heard it while driving.
That’s the only way I hear ‘new’ music nowadays
#2. Weird, when I was a teenager,
I used to be the one who found stuff before anyone else, well, a few elses.
It’s hard ‘growing up’. Meaning, I can’t sit and listen to music all day.
It’s hard growing up, meaning,
I’m not really grown up, just in a different dimension.
THIS SONG kinda sums it up.
As I was listening to it I was thinking,
Damn them, for being so happy, not fair.
I wonder what it feels like?
And then I thought, what if I could make myself
and those around me happy?
I thought, what if I could decide to be happy?
and make this song come true?
What a dream, a beautiful, wonderful, perfect dream of HAPPY!!!
I hope you love it as much as I do.
One of my favorite bands and one of my favorite songs by them. I found out some interesting facts about the song also. Robert Plant’s lyrics were inspired by the book The Hobbit! too cool!
This evolved from the Yardbirds song “White Summer,” an acoustic solo by Jimmy Page. Many of the same riffs and chords are in it. After The Yardbirds broke up, Led Zeppelin continued to play “White Summer” live. >>
This was one of the few Led Zeppelin songs released as a single in the US. It made it only to #51.
The music was inspired by Jimmy Page’s Celtic ancestry.
This began as an instrumental. Robert Plant came up with backing tracks then lyrics.
Page and Plant started writing this in 1970 at Bron-yr-Aur, the cottage in Wales they went to after a grueling US tour. It had no electricity or running water.
There’s an old English song called “Over The Hills And Far Away” that dates back to the 18th century (It appears in John Gay’s play The Beggar’s Opera). This might be where the band got the title. >>
If you listen closely, you can hear an acoustic guitar playing throughout the song.