Today I was running an errand with the kids and Ramble On came on the radio. All of a sudden I noticed the lyrics, or comprehended them. I admit, a lot of the time I could not make out much of the lyrics to so many of their songs, haha! I suck at picking out words when they're sung/spoken too fast if I can't see the face making the words to go with it. However, today I caught some.
Mines a tale that cant be told,Mordor? Gollum? Yeesh. Had I known when I was 18 there were LOTR references in it I'd have never listened to this band. My mom was into Tolkein in the dorky hippy way, and hence I was very NOT into it in the I do not like things my parents like way. Lemme tell you, she tried and tried to read LOTR to me when I was far too young to understand a damn thing, and to this day, while I have read (and enjoyed!) the books, I still skip all that made-up language crap. You'll never find me learning Elvish, sorry.
My freedom I hold dear;
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air,
Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.
I googled and apparently quite a few of their songs have references to LOTR. Go figure. And, Robert Plant expresses embarrassment over it. Ha.
It's funny the things you learn when you comprehend song lyrics.