I wrote last week that Zep’s Since I’ve Been Loving You brought tears to my eyes.
Well, it happened again today with another Zep song — The Rain Song, which I hadn’t heard for quite a while. But it almost always use to choke me up (and apparently still does), especially when Robert Plant sings this part:
I’ve felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought you would ever go.
I cursed the gloom that set upon us . . . upon us . . upon us . . .
But I know that I love you so
Ooooooooh . . . but I know that I love you so . . .
These are the seasons of emotion
and like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion
I see the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient
Awww . . . Upon us all . . . upon us all a little rain must fall.
Just a little rain . . .
ohhh . . . oh . . .
Oooooooh . . . . ya ya ya. . .
God, I can hardly hold back the tears while I listen to this now and write these lyrics.
No doubt in my mind, this is Zep’s biggest tearjerker — whether you’re happy or sad when you listen to it.
It’s so sad . . . so touching . . . so beautiful . . .
So romantic . . .
Sigh . . . I’m melting . . . all these years later.
Yes, this is a timeless classic that will be stirring people for many, many years to come — part of the rich legacy given to us by the greatest rock band ever.
So, what do you think? Is The Rain Song Led Zeppelin’s biggest tearjerker? Or is there another by this band that chokes you up more?
Enjoy The Rain Song on YouTube above.