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Led Zeppelin — Fool In The Rain
Album: In Through The Out Door
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7.5

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Total ratings: 1422









Released: 1979
Length: 6:09
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Oh baby.

Well there's a light in your eye that keeps shining,
Like a star that can't wait for night.
I hate to think I been blinded baby.
Why can't I see you tonight?
An' the warmth of your smile starts a burning
An' the thrill of your touch give me fright
And I'm shaking so much, really yearning.
Why don't you show up and make it alright-yeah?
It's alright-right.

And if you promised you'd love so completely
An' you said you would always be true,
You swore that you never would leave me baby,
Whatever happened to you?
An' you thought it was only in movies
As you wish all your dreams would come true, hey.
It ain't the first time believe me baby,
I'm standing here feeling blue, blue ha!.
Yes I'm blue.

Oh babe.

Now I will stand in the rain on the corner,
I watch the people go shuffling downtown.
Another ten minutes no longer
An' then I'm turning around 'round.
An' the clock on the wall's moving slower,
Oh my heart it sinks to the ground
An' the storm that I thought would blow over
Clouds the light of the love that I found, found.

Light of the love that I found.
Light of the love that I found.
Oh that I found.

Hey babe.

Oh hand that ticks on the clock
Just don't seem to stop
When I'm thinking it over.

Oh tired of the light,
I just don't seem to find.
Have you wait, yeah played.

Whoa oh I see it in my dreams
But I just don't seem to be with you, you
I gotta get it all, gotta get it all, gotta get it all,
I've got to get all.

Ooh now my body is starting to quiver
An' the palms of my hands getting wet oh.
I got no reason to doubt you baby,
It's all a terrible mess.
An' I'll run in the rain till I'm breathless,
When I'm breathless I'll run till I drop, hey!
An' the thoughts of a fool's gotta count,
I'm just a fool waiting on the wrong block oh-yeah.

Hey now. Oh oh oh.
Light of the love that I found.
Light of the love that I found.
Light of the love that I
Light of the love that I found.
Light of the hey now. Light of the hey now.
Light of the love that I found.
Light of the love that I found.
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Still one of the best breaks in rock and roll.
 nicknt wrote:
Too much Led Zeppelin on RP ...
     

 Atombender wrote:
My 20+ colleagues heard the song and couldn't believe how old it is.
They said its fresh and cool :)

Good for my old soul.
 

So there may be hope yet!
Now that there is some rock and roll!
Talk about some awesome lyrics.......
 stunix wrote:

have you heard Dylans "one more cup of coffee"?  or even "Season of the witch" by Donovan? 
 


What a tie in! Robert Plant has an incredible version of "One More Cup of Coffee" on his 2002 album Dreamland.   He also covered Season of the Witch with his band Priory of Brion in the late 90's.
My 20+ colleagues heard the song and couldn't believe how old it is.
They said its fresh and cool :)

Good for my old soul.
 nicknt wrote:
Too much Led Zeppelin on RP ...
 

RP could throw out some trash....
And in it's place play more Zeppelin!
 nicknt wrote:
Too much Led Zeppelin on RP ...
 

"Too much Led Zeppelin..." - I don't understand the sentence, care to elaborate?
those Drums!  and best use of whistle in rock history
The beauty of ear buds is you can really focus on specific instruments. Bonham is brilliant and usually I’m partial to Moon’s messy musings
One of Zeppelins best. Very one is on point.
Too much Led Zeppelin on RP ...
 agkagk wrote:
F***ing awesome drummer! If only Mr. Bonham hadn't died. Imagine what the BEST ROCK BAND EVER could have given us over another two or three decades.
 
To me it always sounded like they were already on a path to breakup with this last album, it already sounds a lot like subsequent plant solo albums and a lot less like previous zeppelin albums.
 ProfessionalGeek wrote:
My misheard lyric for this song:

"Why don't you shower and make it all right?"
 

Mine was, "not all the love that I found."
It's a 10 for the drumming alone.
My misheard lyric for this song:

"Why don't you shower and make it all right?"
I love Led Zeppelin! A highlight of my youth and still the best! This delightful song is them at their most melodic and carefree sounding on their last studio album.
 agkagk wrote:
F***ing awesome drummer! If only Mr. Bonham hadn't died. Imagine what the BEST ROCK BAND EVER could have given us over another two or three decades.
 
Here's a youtube video with the isolated drum track from this song... seriously breathtaking. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWnhz1ZcF74


 Clyde_Bedow wrote:

Neither is "good" IMO, but yet both far better than this drivel. This is but one example of crap from Zep.

I'd personally rate this quite possibly the most over-rated rock band in history. And I was there to witness it. Live and in laser beamed color.
Couple of epic good albums, then a long line of crapola. By the end of the third one, I was weary of Plant's noise.

Couldn't even see the light and originally skipped out on "Street corner girl" as being unworthy of making it onto the album ! ?

I rest my case.
 
I'd personally rate you as having what therapists call an unhealthy obsession with the band Led Zeppelin.  Breathe deep.  Relax.  They're not coming for you.
 user4176 wrote:
didn't know led zeppelin did sunshine reggae
 

Yea, still not my fave Zep tune, though.  Not as bad as All of My Love, quite possibly their worst IMHO.
What a surprise. A great song. Like every one they made together. I'm all for more.
"It's all a terrible mess."
F***ing awesome drummer! If only Mr. Bonham hadn't died. Imagine what the BEST ROCK BAND EVER could have given us over another two or three decades.
didn't know led zeppelin did sunshine reggae
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Gotta love the Zepp, btw impeach Trump
 
Yes and yes. Just a matter of time.
This song takes me back so vividly to 1979? and Wintergreen Ski Resort in Spring Green, Wisconsin.  It was a no-frills little place kind of overlooking the Wisconsin River.  They would blast this song while you rode up the chair lift.  Happy memory.
Shoulda texted her.
Gotta love the Zepp, btw impeach Trump
I think it is aging well.
 stunix wrote:

have you heard Dylans "one more cup of coffee"?  or even "Season of the witch" by Donovan? 

 
Neither is "good" IMO, but yet both far better than this drivel. This is but one example of crap from Zep.

I'd personally rate this quite possibly the most over-rated rock band in history. And I was there to witness it. Live and in laser beamed color.
Couple of epic good albums, then a long line of crapola. By the end of the third one, I was weary of Plant's noise.

Couldn't even see the light and originally skipped out on "Street corner girl" as being unworthy of making it onto the album ! ?

I rest my case.
It amuses me that people have such strong opinion about this song. It's fun: a guy pissed because his date is standing him up, great guitar rift, guy realizes all his musing on bad faith is because he screwed up. A fantastic slice of life with the realization that your conclusion is WRONG. 
This must be from their Lost Cheesy Lounge Lizard Period.
             
Always loved hearing songs that shook your expectations and stereotypes for a band, and this one shattered the ones I had in regards to Led Zeppelin. Personally still absolutely love it, especially the uptempo bridge with the latin percussion added in.
 h8rhater wrote:

The inner sleeve, that appeared as a black and white image, contained hidden watercolors and could be "painted" with a wet brush.  Ala the color smear on the album cover.

Image result for in through the outdoor record sleeve

Fool (not in the rain) such as I thought that I must flush the paper cover with the tap water. So I had a wet LP cover for a while. Vinyl is in a quite good condition still. Played it again some month ago. 
 


Half time Schuffle {#Drummer}
My colleague just told me this was Led Zeppelin as it came on and I didn't believe him.

Wow. Not my favourite of theirs, but a nice little tune. 
 minimole wrote:
I think it's important to avoid sweeping generalisations, so I will simply say that this is the worst song ever in the history of music.

 
have you heard Dylans "one more cup of coffee"?  or even "Season of the witch" by Donovan? 
 oldman wrote:

Back to the days of vinyl records.........
I seem to remember that there was multiple covers hidden by a plain brown wrapper.
You didn't know which cover you had until you opened the album.
(Just to frustrate collectors, it seemed that most stores only had one type.)
I think the pictures were all the same room and same central figure, just shots from different parts of the room.
Not sure the CD followed that.
I used to enjoy the big covers of records.
 

 
The inner sleeve, that appeared as a black and white image, contained hidden watercolors and could be "painted" with a wet brush.  Ala the color smear on the album cover.

Image result for in through the outdoor record sleeve
Interesting read, the comments here. I am going to judge this one by its impact in a live concert. It would bring down the house, methinks. The drumming and rhythm change-ups alone do it for me.
 minimole wrote:
I think it's important to avoid sweeping generalisations, so I will simply say that this is the worst song ever in the history of music.
 
{#Roflol} Definitely not Zep's best, but I'm sticking with "We Built This City" by Starship, or maybe "Muskrat Love", or "Stay Awhile", or, anything by Rush.  ; )
An example of why LZ is one of the greatest bands of all time.  How an English rock and roll band managed to incorporate classic Spanish/calypso into a great rock song without diluting anything out is remarkable.  Lyrics, melody, rhythm, all of it just hums with a perfect energy. Can't help but dance a little inside. 
 oldman wrote:

Back to the days of vinyl records.........
I seem to remember that there was multiple covers hidden by a plain brown wrapper.
You didn't know which cover you had until you opened the album.
(Just to frustrate collectors, it seemed that most stores only had one type.)
I think the pictures were all the same room and same central figure, just shots from different parts of the room.
Not sure the CD followed that.
I used to enjoy the big covers of records.
 

 
I don't see why CD's can't be supplied in the big fanfold jobs we used to relish. Photos, lyrics and so on.  A major part of the experience for me, now sadly missing.
 eveliko wrote:
The drums line I would start learning to play the drums on.

 
It would be a good thing to master.  One of my favorites just for the drumming alone.
The drums line I would start learning to play the drums on.
 Steely_D wrote:
Hey, that's not the cover I remember!

{#Wink} 

 
Back to the days of vinyl records.........
I seem to remember that there was multiple covers hidden by a plain brown wrapper.
You didn't know which cover you had until you opened the album.
(Just to frustrate collectors, it seemed that most stores only had one type.)
I think the pictures were all the same room and same central figure, just shots from different parts of the room.
Not sure the CD followed that.
I used to enjoy the big covers of records.
 
Hey, that's not the cover I remember!

{#Wink} 
 bobbieoo wrote:
No stop!!!
This song has nothing to do with lz
 
hahaha. Thought this was some iffy Plant solo project myself. Never heard it before so was very surprised to find Led Zep had gone MOR.
that song is just so upbeat.  never fails to lift my mood.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Love this song and this whole album (minus Hot Dog). Of course I love their earlier stuff too, but this album is fantatstic in it's own right. They were trying out new sounds and evolving.

 
i'm with you.
Love this song and this whole album (minus Hot Dog). Of course I love their earlier stuff too, but this album is fantatstic in it's own right. They were trying out new sounds and evolving.
 andrea924 wrote:
I've heard that in Bali, the ugly, feral dogs that roam free around the island are thought of as a balance to the exquisite natural beauty of the place. That's how I feel about Led Zep on Radio Paradise.
 

 
This has to be one of the most charming comments on the board. Cheers!
 minimole wrote:
I think it's important to avoid sweeping generalisations, so I will simply say that this is the worst song ever in the history of music.

 
{#Lol}
 bobbieoo wrote:
No stop!!!
This song has nothing to do with lz
 
Other than being BY Led Zeppelin.
I've heard that in Bali, the ugly, feral dogs that roam free around the island are thought of as a balance to the exquisite natural beauty of the place. That's how I feel about Led Zep on Radio Paradise.
 
Not my fave Zep song and a little too overplayed.  Really never dug the tropical/Latin break, either.
Just love this, really takes me back.  Their next album was to be a return to heavy hitting rawk.  Sigh ... if only it had happened...

This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
No stop!!!
This song has nothing to do with lz
What no LOTR references? Gave it a 7, probably mostly for nostalgic reasons.
 TimeWaster wrote:

Nope. The music itself is fine. Plant's vocals on this song make me want to punch myself in the balls.
 
Hope that's not an automatic reaction when you don't like something. Go to the PSD instead. You'll thank me for the tip. I am still cringing thinking about punch myself in that manner.
Bonzo battering the latin tattoos like a lucky black country haddock, utterly brilliant!
I think it's important to avoid sweeping generalisations, so I will simply say that this is the worst song ever in the history of music.
much bile in the comments, but the song stays well above a 7 on the total ratings. Seen some less "hated" tunes with lower ratings.
 edit: (as seen in the song following this tonight Gorillaz — Demon Days which only gets a 6.5 or so. I rate both at a solid 8)
 sbegf wrote:

Too much John Paul Jone's influence for you?

 
Nope. The music itself is fine. Plant's vocals on this song make me want to punch myself in the balls.
Anyone who hears that guitar solo and then proceeds to rate this less than a 9 is living in a world I don't understand.
 Monkeysdad wrote:

The one Zep album not in my collection, nor shall it ever be.
 
In the Evening!

COME ON..... your missing out

 
ahhhhhh... time for some Zep!
 That_SOB wrote:
 sparkyc wrote:
I am sooo tired of hearing Led Zeppelin and this song in particular is one of their worst. Every time he plays it I have to change the channel. 
 Hmmm... perhaps your not cut out for this whole Rock and Roll thing. You can find Lawrence Welk down the hall, stay to the right (it's the door with the EXIT sign above it and the Amboy Dukes album covers full of bullet holes nailed to it ) Why of course you have a right to your own opinion, but not your own facts...{#Beat}
 
He was stating opinions, not asserting that any of them were facts.  Being tired of hearing Led Zeppelin after all these years does not disqualify someone from being "cut out for this whole Rock and Roll thing".  I believe there are more choices than just Led Zeppelin and Lawrence Welk - at least there are in my universe.  This song's pretty good - even today.
Drumming tour de force!
I dig it - it shows their range as a band...
Shows that Zep could handle just about anything they tried. Also shows their blues band heart. The bossa  nova spin-off is incredible.
 lemmoth wrote:
Ouch.  Not a lot of love for this one on the comments page.

I disagree.  It would have been interesting to see where Zep went had Bonzo lived.
 
yeah, i noticed that. ouch is right. and i agree with you.
i love love love this song, and i think the whole album is underrated.
Come on the drumming on this is fantastic

The one Zep album not in my collection, nor shall it ever be.
 alwaysoffline wrote:
For sure, I think the Zep was one of the best bands of all time (and Presence is probably underappreciated), but this song.... ucch....
 
yes, this has to be one of their worst - just can't figure out why it gets any airplay at all.
For sure, I think the Zep was one of the best bands of all time (and Presence is probably underappreciated), but this song.... ucch....
 sparkyc wrote:
I am sooo tired of hearing Led Zeppelin and this song in particular is one of their worst. Every time he plays it I have to change the channel. 
 Hmmm... perhaps your not cut out for this whole Rock and Roll thing. You can find Lawrence Welk down the hall, stay to the right (it's the door with the EXIT sign above it and the Amboy Dukes album covers full of bullet holes nailed to it ) Why of course you have a right to your own opinion, but not your own facts...{#Beat}

really vibing this one, this classic.. SO good
Ouch.  Not a lot of love for this one on the comments page.

I disagree.  It would have been interesting to see where Zep went had Bonzo lived.
Love this song, and this album. So much better overall than the prior album Presence. This was showing a whole new direction for the band and it was fresh and different. They could not record the same old rock or they would have been typecasted, and this whole album shows the LZ sound direction for the 1980s, and it was far better than anything out there.  LZ evolves, and they are better for it.  Then Bonzo had to go and die and ruin everything.
I'm always up for the mighty Zep.
 Dgradeworkunit wrote:
I didn't like this one when it was new... and it hasn't improved over the years.
 
S, it's so funny, I was just thinking that I sort of like this!

{#Group-hug}


I didn't like this one when it was new... and it hasn't improved over the years.
I am sooo tired of hearing Led Zeppelin and this song in particular is one of their worst. Every time he plays it I have to change the channel. 
Worst song they made.
TERRIBLE!
 sirdroseph wrote:
I know true Zep heads have always dissed this album
 
I have never heard this claim before today.  Every Zep fan I ever knew associates this album with the anticipated tour, and then with grief and mourning.  Seemed like days between the deaths of John Bonham, John Lennon, and Bob Marley. 

 sirdroseph wrote:
I know true Zep heads have always dissed this album, but I love it just as much as the rest of their stuff and Bonzo cannot be denied!!!{#Notworthy}
 

Exactly right.
 sirdroseph wrote:

I know I am in the minority, but I love this song and this album and I don't think it was Zepps worst album at all.


 
Add one to the minority counter {#Arrowu} {#Devil_pimp}

I know I am in the minority, but I love this song and this album and I don't think it was Zepps worst album at all.


You know that feeling when you watch your Dad dance? That's this that is...
 TimeWaster wrote:
Probably Zep's worst song...
 
Too much John Paul Jone's influence for you?

Perfect!  Raining cats and dogs on the east coast. 
Probably Zep's worst song...
 iTuner wrote:
First album I ever bought, was 10 or so. Played the shit out of it. Now I loathe every song on the album.
 
Exactly...

Sorry, another reason I've loved to hate Led Zepp.  Awful...
This song is so frustrating - love the groove but HATE Plant's singing and HATE the goofy break in the middle.  Whistles?  WHISTLES?!
Led Zeppelin's been all over the map:  LZ 1 and 2 gut-level rock, 3 (a folk music album!), 4 (Zoso) and Houses of the Holy mysticism, all the way to Presence and this ... dare I say it? ... pop music effort.

Is this what happens to us as we grow older?
Sounds as crisp and fresh today as the day it was released. {#Music}
10 to Robert Plant + 10 to Jimmy Page + 10 to John Paul Jones + 10 to John Bonham + 10 to Radio Paradise = 50!
I just heard a basque band from boise do this on monday.
First album I ever bought, was 10 or so. Played the shit out of it. Now I loathe every song on the album.
I admit, it isn't Zeppelin's best song, but that Page solo is simply awesome. Oh... and the drummin aint bad either.

Contractual obligation.  But the drumming is excellent.
 EssexTex wrote:
Led Zepp...lite.
 
Agreed.

Led Zepp...lite.
 adi wrote:
So much fun!
 
Thought this was Toto! LOL . . .
 Hannio wrote:

This is painful.  Plant's singing, that is.



 
I know, he's one of my favourite rock singers and this is just wrong. Don't hold the note if you can't hit it. He misses the note the entire song. I don't mind honest innacuracy (van morrison, dylan) but this just sounds like he's "trying" to sing instead of "doin' it for real" as Van Morrison would say.

Gomez - Miles End
Stone Roses - Waterfall
Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain

3 10's in a row for me.  Thanks Bill!  {#Music}
So much fun!
I know true Zep heads have always dissed this album, but I love it just as much as the rest of their stuff and Bonzo cannot be denied!!!{#Notworthy}

This is painful.  Plant's singing, that is.



 copymonkey wrote:
I'm not a huge Zep fan—but Bonzo's playing on this song is just INCREDIBLE!
 
Yes! {#Drummer}
8 {#Arrow} 9
Just too flippin' enjoyable{#Sunny}
 bronorb wrote:
I too, was a big Zep fan but this album did nothing for me. Presence, either. They did their best work in the first 6 albums.
IMHO, of course.
 

For me it was the first 5.

For me, this tune is the high water mark of anything they did after Houses of the Holy.
 Silent_Voodoo wrote:
Undoubtedly their finest work, this song single-handedly changed the way I think about music. A piece of sheer unadulterated genius that completely revolutionised my outlook on music, life, and the universe. Simply staggering in every way.
Kidding, it's awful.
 
The D-bags are strong in this thread

Mr Plant can often be seen walking round Camden Town as he lives in the area.

When I was 18 (in the 80's) and drinking in a Primrose Hill pub he bought me a pint as I was with a group of people he also knew..during our conversation he told me that "Whitesnake were wankers" among other things.... and also confirmed that Keith Moon HAD thought up the name "Led Zeppelin".

Oh happy days
Undoubtedly their finest work, this song single-handedly changed the way I think about music. A piece of sheer unadulterated genius that completely revolutionised my outlook on music, life, and the universe. Simply staggering in every way.
Kidding, it's awful.
I too, was a big Zep fan but this album did nothing for me. Presence, either. They did their best work in the first 6 albums.
IMHO, of course.