Monday, January 03, 2005

 

Lamb Zeppelin?



A lot of Lamb's lyrics are from family friend and convict David Lane. If there's one thing you'll notice right off the bat about Lane, it's that he writes a lot about valkyries, Valhalla, and Thor. At first I thought it was just a coincidence, but I'm beginning to see a pattern: all of the themes of Lane's lyrical efforts are poor knock-offs of Led Zeppelin's (ironically enough) "Immigrant Song."
Ah-ah-ahh-ah, ah-ah-ahh-ah
We come from the land of the ice and snow
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow

The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde and sing and cry, "Valhalla, I am coming"

On we sweep with, with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

Ah-ah-ahh-ah, ah-ah-ahh-ah
We come from the land of the ice and snow
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow

How soft your fields, so green
can whisper tales of gore, of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

S-so now you better stop and rebuild all your ruins
for peace and trust can win the day despite of all you're losin'

That was Plant, not Lane. Here's Lane:
Now is the time of Ragnorok
you must be loyal and strong
let the Valkyrie ride
by the white man's side
and sing the racial song

and, from another piece by Lane...
You bore the children of our people
Raised them bold and proud and free
Told them tales of Thor and Woton
and the maiden Valkyrie

and, by Lane from PB's latest CD,
Some day in Valhalla,
When he’s young once more.
He will hold the hand…
Of the image he adores


My hope, of course, is that L&L will simply play the original at some point. Judging by their mp3s, their voices would seem to be particularly adept for the screaming and wailing portion at the beginning of the verse segments.

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