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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today's Lyric: Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?


"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean
For the May queen"

Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin IV

I've always loved this line ever since Mackie Tompkins and I spent hours on the phone in 9th grade trying to figure the song out, to no avail of course. The "bustle in your hedgerow" line is preceded by that great drum transition after the soft interlude. Although I realy don't have any idea what the lyrics above mean, I'll actually use the "Is there a bustle in your hedgerow?" question in the sense of "Is there something bugging you?" or "Are you freaking out about..." or "Why have you worked yourself into a lather?" I like asking people the question just to get the look on their faces, like, "huh?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One person's opinion, enjoy:
http://www.inthelight.co.nz/ledzep/stairway.htm