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’ve felt before
It isn’t hard to feel me glowing
I watched the fire that grew so low, oooh, 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, oooh, oh, oh
Ah, talk, talk, talk, talk
I’ve felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us, upon us, upon us
But I know that I love you so, ohhhh, oh
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 quotient
Ah, upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall
Just a little rain, oh yeah
Uhh, ooooh, yeah yeah yeah
“The Rain Song” is the second track from the album Houses of the Holy, released in 1973.
It’s a ballad whose melody was constructed by Jimmy Page at his home in Plumpton.
They wrote the song after George Harrison mentioned to Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham that they didn’t do any ballads. So John Bonham came up with the idea and the rest of the band worked with him. It’s one of the few Led Zeppelin songs where all the members shared the composer credit.
Robert Plant considers this song as his best vocal performance.