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And the Wind is Crying, From a Love That Won't Grow Cold - 30 Days of Me

I saw the "30 Days of Me" meme on heidi8's journal, and decided this might be a good way for me to get back in the swing of blogging regularly. Plus, since I'm on winter break right now, it's a convenient time for me to commit to something like this. So . . . here is Day 01 of the "30 Days of Me" meme:

Day 01: Your favorite song

This is difficult. Picking just one? Really, my favorite song at any given moment depends a lot on my mood. There are songs I love for very different reasons: songs that make me move, songs that cheer me up, songs that inspire me, songs that are linked to happy memories, songs I love to sing, songs that just make me smile. But, I've been asked to pick just one, so here goes.

"The Rover," by Led Zeppelin

This one doesn't fulfill all of my above categories, but it hits several of them. It's kinda heavy, more than a little bit pretty, and has amazing lyrics. Definitely makes me move, not in a "Dance, Dance Revolution" way, but I still rock out to the drums every time I hear it, and it has a kick-ass guitar riff (hello, JIMMY PAGE! Are we surprised)? Most important, it makes me smile. Partly this song gets the nod just for being by Led Zeppelin, who have meant more to me than any other band or musical artist ever. Period. They got me through high school, through some rough moments - and accompanied me during some beautiful moments, too. Their lyrics touched my heart in a way that few things have, before or since, and made me yearn for things I didn't really understand and couldn't describe. Nowadays, I don't listen to Led Zeppelin very often, but when I do, I still love it as much as I did back then. And "The Rover" has always been my very favorite Led Zeppelin song. It's about love and longing and change and peace. Which makes it a very good pick for My Favorite Song.

I've been to London, seen seven wonders. I know to trip is just to fall
I used to rock it, sometimes I'd roll it. I always knew what it was for.
There can be no denyin' that the wind 'll shake 'em down
And the flat world's flyin'. There's a new plague on the land

If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands

Traversed the planet when heaven sent me. I saw the kings who rule them all
Still by the firelight and purple moonlight. I hear the rested rivers call
And the wind is crying, from a love that won't grow cold
My lover, she is lying, on the dark side of the globe

If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands

You got me rockin' when I ought to be a-rollin'
Darlin', tell me, darlin', which way to go
You keep me rockin', baby, then you keep me stolen
Won't you tell me, darlin', which way to go... that's right
Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry and I would dearly like to know
I've all this wonder of earthly plunder will it leave us anything to show
And our time is flyin' see the candle burnin' low
Is the new world rising, from the shambles of the old

If we could just join hands.

Here's the complete list:

Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your favorite movie
Day 03 - Your favorite television program
Day 04 - Your favorite book
Day 05 - Your favorite quote
Day 06 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 - A fictional book
Day 08 - A non-fictional book
Day 09 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 10 - Whatever tickles your fancy -
Day 11 - A photo of you taken recently -
Day 12 - A photo of you taken over ten years ago -
Day 13 - A photo you took
Day 14 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 15 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 16 - A fanfic -
Day 17 - An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 - A place that matters to you
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby/interest of yours
Day 21 - A recipe or story about your favorite food
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - This month, in great detail
Day 28 - This year, in great detail
Day 29 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Tags: 30 days, memes, music

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