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Song: The Rain Song
Album: Houses of the Holy [released Mar 18, 1973 (US) | Mar 26, 1973 (UK)]
Single: N/A
Credited to: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Related Songs:
Something - The Beatles (music)


It is the springtime of my loving
The second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing
So little warmth I felt before
It isn't hard to feel me glowing
I watched the fire that grew so low, whoa-oh

It is the summer of my smiles
Flee from me, keepers of the gloom
Speak to me only with your eyes
It is to you I give this tune
Ain't so hard to recognize, oh
These things are clear to all from time to time
Ooh, oh, oh

Uh, talk, talk, talk, talk
Hey, I felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us, 'pon us, 'pon us
But I know that I love you so
Oh, but I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion
And like the wind, 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, quotient
Uh, upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall
Just a little rain, hoh, now
Aw, woo-ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah

Influences: Allegedly, Led Zeppelin wrote this song in response to a comment by George Harrison who stated that Led Zeppelin never did any ballads. You can hear a bit of a chordal homage to George Harrison's Something in The Rain Song if you listen for it.