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Old 01-05-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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Big Log by Robert Plant

Can anyone explain to me why this song is titled Big Log? My coworker and I can't seem to make a connection between the title and the lyrics...

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Well you know how Elvis had "Little Elvis"...
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Is that really what it's about?
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I remember asking that question back when the album was released. Never did find an answer.
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Here are the lyrics, fyi...

My love is in league with the freeway
Its passion will ride, as the cities fly by
And the tail-lights dissolve, in the coming of night
And the questions in thousands take flight
My love is a-miles in the waiting
The eyes that just stare, and the glance at the clock
And the secret that burns, and the pain that grows dark
And it's you once again
Leading me on - leading me down the road
Driving beyond - driving me down the road

My love is exceedingly vivid
Red-eyed and fevered with the hum of the miles
Distance and longing, my thoughts do provide
Should I rest for a while at the side
Your love is cradled in knowing
Eyes in the mirror, still expecting they'll come
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 league with the freeway
Oh the freeway, and the coming of night-time
My love is in league with the freeway


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The only explanation of the lyrics I've seen mentioned that the song could be about a relationship with God, soul-searching, etc. Which leads back to "Why is this called 'Big Log'"?
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I think that's a trait of his, look at most of Led Zeppelin's songs. The title isn't even in a lot of them. Of course it's easy to let our dirty imaginations run wild on this one especially after this quote I distinctly remember him giving on MTV back in 1988. When asked about the song, he said:

"it was about a relationship I was having at the time. I was obsessed with sex. Like a DOG"
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erm...wouldn't it be big rob, then?

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Well you know how Elvis had "Little Elvis"...
He had a song title like that, back then in those years?!?
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I don't know

my guess would be that the original lyrics instead of

Quote:
The eyes that just stare, and the glance at the clock
were

The eyes that just stare, the glance at my big log

before the record company made him change it
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Black Dog had pretty much nothing to do with the content of the song...
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Black Dog was titled after the sightings of a ghost of a black dog the Zep members claimed to see roaming Crowley's castle during recording sessions, if I recall.
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Yes.
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Squeeze My Lemon.
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