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Led Zeppelin — Thank You
Album: Led Zepellin II
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8.5

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Total ratings: 2254









Released: 1969
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you
When mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me
Kind woman, I give you my all, kind woman, nothing more

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain
Tears of loves lost in the days gone by
My love is strong, with you there is no wrong
Together we shall go until we die, my, my, my
An inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look, see

And so today, my world, it smiles
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles
But thanks to you, it will be done
For you to me are the only one, alright, yeah
Happiness, no more be sad, happiness, I'm glad

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be lovin' you
Mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me
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so stunning :)
You just had one of my photos on the slideshow of snow gum trees in New South Wales, Australia! A first-ever sighting of one of our photos - thanks RP - you always make my day - especially today.
I always wondered who sings backup on this song. Does anyone know?
Perfect for Sunday afternoon or anytime for that matter. I must have been about 12 when I heard the mighty Zep. I was mad for music and was glued to Radio Luxembourg (with the transmission fading in and out) and Radio Caroline, the pirate radio station in the North Sea (I think). I collected singles, 45s and my first foray into the grown up world of LPs was Zep 1 and then  Zep 11!

Deep joy forever!
 jbuhl wrote:
I remember the first time I ever heard this album circa 1970 and me about 10.  My cousin bought the 8 track.  We didn't even have a place to play it other than his moms car.  Used to sit in the back seat in the driveway and crank it.  I asked my mom for a 8 track player for Xmas that year.  She order me one out of the Sears catalog I believe.

 
 
Thanks for the story, jbuhl! And how cool you were a Zep Head at the ripe old age of 10....and that's my new rating on this gem....9 makeway for 10!
Long Live RP!!
Since i was 16.  Owesome!
 ckcotton wrote:
Seriously what was I thinking ...... its GOT TO BE a 10!
 
Invoking Turbo Mode....going to  Warp 12 !
Maybe my favorite LZ song ever
Not a big fan of Led Zepplin as a general rule but this is a terrific song.
Seriously what was I thinking ...... its GOT TO BE a 10!
                               
 LowPhreak wrote:

{#Sunny}

 
{#Notworthy}
 icuski2 wrote:
What an unbelievably beautiful song! Thanks Zep, Robert Plant & RP. Sure needed that. 

 
{#Sunny}
What an unbelievably beautiful song! Thanks Zep, Robert Plant & RP. Sure needed that. 
10 and godlike . End of .
I remember the first time I ever heard this album circa 1970 and me about 10.  My cousin bought the 8 track.  We didn't even have a place to play it other than his moms car.  Used to sit in the back seat in the driveway and crank it.  I asked my mom for a 8 track player for Xmas that year.  She order me one out of the Sears catalog I believe.

 
some of us can allow a song to lift us above, well above, the very moment we find ourselves in
do you find some songs can break through and bring tears, or a strong smile? 

Led Zep  Thank you
 iloveradio wrote:
It may be Led Zeppelin, but this is not good music.{#No}

 
It IS Led Zeppelin and it IS good music. ;)
I bought this album back in the early 1970's and decided to recreate the cover as a large scale poster and it took me weeks to paint it on my father's easel.  I had a picture window in my bedroom (yes I know) and people told me years later that when they walked past our house all they could hear was this album blasting out of my speakers and seeing a large burning Zeppelin painting!

This particular song and the way it fades out at the end brings it all back - well a fleeting memory anyway.
It may be Led Zeppelin, but this is not good music.{#No}
 JasondotG wrote:

Did you notice it was Led Zeppelin after that and move it to 10?

 

Giving it a high score just for who made it is not the way I listen to music.
 Kaw wrote:
Today I noticed the lyrics. 7 -> 9

 
Did you notice it was Led Zeppelin after that and move it to 10?
Today I noticed the lyrics. 7 -> 9
 Montyontherun wrote:
WOW what a morning of fantastic music. I'm struggling to get work done. Bill you are a bad bad man!

 
Sad but so true. He's pure evil. ;-)
WOW what a morning of fantastic music. I'm struggling to get work done. Bill you are a bad bad man!
NONE BETTER... Perfect Saturday afternoon tune 
{#Daisy} Thank you is always welcome..
Has a British Invasion feel to the first part.
I know it's a cliche to say this but it is really a timeless classic!
I love it , thanks Radio Paradise for playing it .
I know it's a cliche to say this but it is really a timeless classic!
I love it , thanks Radio Paradise for playing it .
 
{#Crown}
One of the greatest love songs ever written.  Simply beautiful.
 Cynaera wrote:
I can remember living at Mom and Dad's house, and relishing the time when they went gadabouting in the motorhome, leaving the house to me. I'd crank up the music, sit at the end of the hallway with my back to the wall, and listen to Led Zeppelin with my eyes closed. This song always put me in the perfect frame of mind to eventually mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, and make the house a better place for when my folks came home. 

I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but it's what I can offer.  This song, and Zep in general, can never fail to make me feel a lot more benign about life.
 Lazarus wrote: 
I give thanks to all you beautiful people, Peace!
The best. What more can I say?
It's 10 and there's nothing to add for me.
LZ at their best, when they did this combination of rock, semiacustic, incredible rhythm section and beautiful melody on this incredible voice Rober Plant had back in the 70's ... well, on the top list of my RP songs, which is an incredible list!
Thank you for this nice song!
Driving in a buddys car, blaring this song out. Having that one girlfriend next to you. Summer night,,,very cool thoughts.
First Radiohead - Lucky
now
this
my head is
about to explode.
...in a good way.
 
Incredibly excellent and powerfully moving song.
This beautiful song reminds me why Led Zeppelin remains one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands of all time.
 Cynaera wrote:
I can remember living at Mom and Dad's house, and relishing the time when they went gadabouting in the motorhome, leaving the house to me. I'd crank up the music, sit at the end of the hallway with my back to the wall, and listen to Led Zeppelin with my eyes closed. This song always put me in the perfect frame of mind to eventually mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, and make the house a better place for when my folks came home.

I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but it's what I can offer.  This song, and Zep in general, can never fail to make me feel a lot more benign about life.
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

this song has a nobility to it because the lyrics ring with authenticity—  genuine feelings—  and the music matches it perfectly...


"Thank You" signalled a deeper involvement in songwriting by singer Robert Plant, being the first Led Zeppelin song that he wrote all the lyrics for. According to various Led Zeppelin biographies, this is also the song that made Jimmy Page realise that Plant could now handle writing the majority of the lyrics for the band's songs. Plant wrote the song as a tribute to his then-wife Maureen. 
My husband and I walked out of the church on our wedding day to this song. Loved it then, love it even more now.
 dkwalika wrote:
Bill: Thank you, I needed this. Google Hancock Michigan weather.

 
I checked......sending you some CA spring sunshine and warmth.
Bill: Thank you, I needed this. Google Hancock Michigan weather.
 avatar71 wrote:
Last song, side one...back then every side was like its own suite of songs. I remember listening to this hundreds of times and the stillness that would follow while I flipped the album over for Heartbreaker...digital has really altered the whole listening experience. Songs sound differently, are arranged differently, and probably even written differently at times. What changes will the next format bring?

 
These are strange observations.  I bought numerous newly released CDs last month, they are still in the same album format as always.
......... breathtaking
 idiot_wind wrote:

But this band sure would be better if they had a good drummer, guitar player, and vocalist. Like today's bands, eh?  

 

 



 
Ha! Are still inside your mamas butt?
Just the first note sent me to the way back. Damn nostalgia. Miss those days so much.

But this band sure would be better if they had a good drummer, guitar player, and vocalist. Like today's bands, eh?  

 

 


man does this take me back....holy cow....one of the first albums I ever owned.....
Boy oh boy....these guys (whoever they are) sure sound like Kid Rock!
GENIUS
 bwild wrote:
One of my favorite tunes of all time ! ! 
{#Music}

 
One of my favorite albums.
One of my favorite tunes of all time ! ! 
{#Music}
Heavenly!
Very nice!
 Keef wrote:

So do all of us in your Church.
 

Thanks, man...  we be happy to have you...  hope you are having a marvelous day right this minute...

love this song...
 
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 

 
So do all of us in your Church.
Thank You.
 westslope wrote:

One of my favourite LZ tunes from the period.

LZ was seriously overplayed at high school parties.



 

Still overplayed on the "Classic Rock" stations.  How many have a "Get the Led out" wedge of time?

 

Love the lesser known tunes.  Cringe at Stairway to Heaven.


just the best love song ever
Not my HS parties: I graduated before Zep was around.

One of my favourite LZ tunes from the period.

LZ was seriously overplayed at high school parties.



 


Thanks for that one!
Still get chills from this one
Nice!
 Cynaera wrote:
I can remember living at Mom and Dad's house, and relishing the time when they went gadabouting in the motorhome, leaving the house to me. I'd crank up the music, sit at the end of the hallway with my back to the wall, and listen to Led Zeppelin with my eyes closed. This song always put me in the perfect frame of mind to eventually mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, and make the house a better place for when my folks came home.

I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but it's what I can offer.  This song, and Zep in general, can never fail to make me feel a lot more benign about life.
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
My heart melts every time I hear this. Such a great song.
One of John Paul Jones' greatest moments.
 kaybee wrote:

This piece is truly a hymn!  The underrated John Paul Jones shines through. 
 



Is there anybody left who still doesn't appreciate what a monster talent JPJ was? His catalogue as a sessions player and arranger between 1964 and 1968 is legendary. Part of the reason he joined Led Zeppelin was that the sessions work was beginning to burn him out. Led Zeppelin was something of a supergroup in my mind - methodically pieced together like members of a championship NBA team.

One of my favourite LZ tunes from the period.

LZ was seriously overplayed at high school parties.


 ronniegirl wrote:
BILL NOOOOO!      You stepped on the fade out and back!   Oh, the humanity!
 
TBH, I was ready for a change.
BILL NOOOOO!      You stepped on the fade out and back!   Oh, the humanity!
 avatar71 wrote:
Last song, side one...back then every side was like its own suite of songs. I remember listening to this hundreds of times and the stillness that would follow while I flipped the album over for Heartbreaker ... digital has really altered the whole listening experience. Songs sound different, are arranged differently, and probably even written differently at times.
 
Well said avatar71. I have thought/felt the same thing many times.
Last song, side one...back then every side was like its own suite of songs. I remember listening to this hundreds of times and the stillness that would follow while I flipped the album over for Heartbreaker...digital has really altered the whole listening experience. Songs sound differently, are arranged differently, and probably even written differently at times. What changes will the next format bring?
Immortal.
 scocam wrote:

Beautiful. This is the music that god would listen to.



 
This piece is truly a hymn!  The underrated John Paul Jones shines through. 
 That_SOB wrote:
 

 I was up the road a piece at the University of Washington, during the same time. A bunch of us "hippies" had rented a big old house and were working (yes hippies worked) ...
 
 

I was hitch-hiking back to Austin, around 1972 I think, and was picked up by this huge brotha in a Lincoln Continental sipping some moonshine out of a jar between his legs.  One of the hazards of hitch hiking.  Anyway, he asked me what I did.  I told him I worked as a tree trimmer, to which he responded, "oh, so you're not a hippie".  I suppose it was meant in an approving way, but it still left me a bit deflated.
Everybody loves Bonham's drums and Page's guitar, but JPJ is a monster on the bass!
Loads of thumbs up , magic, even after all these years. Goes to show good real music never fades.
Love how the Procol Harem drifts through.... an all-time classic
One of the few Led Zeppelin songs I could get my parents to listen to. Never told them who it was!!!
 
 WonderLizard wrote:

 but I recall the first time I heard this album. We were in Danny Crawford's room at old Oxford Hall in Berkeley. We were smoking weed //
  

 I was up the road a piece at the University of Washington, during the same time. A bunch of us "hippies" had rented a big old house and were working (yes hippies worked) our way through collage. I remember Saturdays in Seattle, sitting on the warm lawn, taking in that seldom seen golden orb (the sun), stoned, shirtless, with long-hair blowin in the wind. We drove the "respectable" neighbors to tears and tearing their hair out as we put huge box speakers on the porch and cranked the amp to 10.. After a month of Saturdays I'm sure the neighbors for blocks around knew every word to every Zeppelin tune. Ah, life was good then, so simple, sex, drugs, rock & roll, retaking physics 251 three times until the prof gave me a sympathy C. Those Summers in Seattle were as close to heaven as I have ever been, and I have been searching for a time machine to go back ever since.
 
43 years ago... I was 8 when my big brother played this album for me. DAMN I feel old. Ageless music though.
One of my favorites!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 Cynaera wrote:
I can remember living at Mom and Dad's house, and relishing the time when they went gadabouting in the motorhome, leaving the house to me. I'd crank up the music, sit at the end of the hallway with my back to the wall, and listen to Led Zeppelin with my eyes closed. This song always put me in the perfect frame of mind to eventually mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, and make the house a better place for when my folks came home.

I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but it's what I can offer.  This song, and Zep in general, can never fail to make me feel a lot more benign about life.
 
You have the most interesting anecdotes. I've probably posted this elsewhere on another song from this album, but I recall the first time I heard this album. We were in Danny Crawford's room at old Oxford Hall in Berkeley. We were smoking weed and had this thing cranked way up. Amazing experience. Poor, sweet Danny was an avid cyclist and was killed by a drunk driver not long after we all graduated. I can't hear anything from this album without remembering how excited Danny was, "These guys kick fuckin' ass!"

So timeless
Thank you!
{#Notworthy}
Damned, how good this still sounds, after all the years!

Keyboard yo!
{#Notworthy}
This is one of the most beautiful songs of all time.
Thank you, Steve.
Nice tribute to Steve Jobs...  simply put - "Thank You" indeed
Bill - how about we get to hear the entire album sometime, or maybe just one "side" for us old farts.
BONZO's DOG DOO DA band.

Thank you!
Their second album that year - 1969 Magic
I can remember living at Mom and Dad's house, and relishing the time when they went gadabouting in the motorhome, leaving the house to me. I'd crank up the music, sit at the end of the hallway with my back to the wall, and listen to Led Zeppelin with my eyes closed. This song always put me in the perfect frame of mind to eventually mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, and make the house a better place for when my folks came home.

I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but it's what I can offer.  This song, and Zep in general, can never fail to make me feel a lot more benign about life.
Breathtaking.
samahhhdhi
Bill, don't wait so long to play this again.
{#Notworthy}This song continues to move me with each listen.
Thank You Bill
my favorit LZ song!!! what a beautiful love song

Beautiful. This is the music that god would listen to.



This might be my favorite Zeppelin Tune. 
 crockydile wrote:

You've been listening to "Classic Rock" again, haven't you? Come hang out at RP and you'll hear Zep you've not heard in years!!

 

Friends don't let friends listen to Clear Channel,  {#Snooty}
At times I can be such a cynical ass that I can't even stand myself; but then I hear this tune
and realize sincerity actually does exist.


 hcaudill wrote:
This only makes me want to hear the next song on the album, "Heartbreaker".
 

And then I would have to hear Living Loving Maid. . . .
...lots of tens this morning...
If...the...sun....refused to shine....I would still be lovin you...

BEST ZEP EVER!!!
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:

I like the No Quarter vers of this better, vocals on this can be a bit overwrought at times, but then again Plant was the King of Overwrought.
 
Agreed.  But on this song,Plant's overwrought vocals work.

Anyone who rates this below a 7 needs to get their head checked!  Easily a 9/10
 infinity wrote:
I could happily go the rest of my life without hearing another Led Zeppelin "song".
 
You've been listening to "Classic Rock" again, haven't you? Come hang out at RP and you'll hear Zep you've not heard in years!!

Agreed - and it reminds me of my first visit to Moab too - well said Otis!  

{#Clap}
 otis_of_moab wrote:
Outstanding !!!

 


Thanks Bill, I needed this.
 otis_of_moab wrote:
Outstanding !!!

 

yes...  a classic...