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Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

Heartbreaker

Led Zeppelin II
classic rock hard rock rock Led Zeppelin 70s


"Heartbreaker" is a song from English rock band Led Zeppelin's 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. It was credited to all four members of the band, having been recorded at A&R Studios, New York, during the band's second concert tour of the United States, and was engineered by Eddie Kramer. "Heartbreaker" opens Side II of the album, and is famous for its memorable guitar riff by Jimmy Page, along with its unaccompanied solo, which he did not compose but rather improvised on the spot. It was voted as the 16th greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitar World magazine. It is included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Page's legendary guitar solo on this song inspired a young Eddie Van Halen to invent his "tapping" technique after he saw Led Zeppelin perform live at the Long Beach Arena in 1972. (See Heartbreaker Songfacts).


Led Zeppelin were an English rock band originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name "The New Yardbirds", based on Page's previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. Show more ...

Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

(Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)

Hey fellas, have you heard the news? You know that Annie s back in town?
It won t take long just watch and see how the fellas lay their money down.
Her style is new but the face is the same as it was so long ago,
But from her eyes, a different smile like that of one who knows.

Well, it s been ten years and maybe more since I first set eyes on you.
The best years of my life gone by, here I am alone and blue.
Some people cry and some people die by the wicked ways of love;
But I ll just keep on rollin along with the grace of the Lord above.

People talkin all around bout the way you left me flat,
I don t care what the people say, I know where their jive is at.
One thing I do have on my mind, if you can clarify please do,
It s the way you call me by another guy s name when I try to make love to you.
I try to make love but it ain t no use.

Work so hard I couldn t unwind, get some money saved;
Abuse my love a thousand times, however hard I tried.
Heartbreaker, your time has come, can t take your evil way;
Go away, Heartbreaker.



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