"Immigrant Song" is one of Led Zeppelin's few singles released. The song was written when they were in Reykjavík, Iceland. "We weren't being pompous ... We did come from the land of the ice and snow. We were guests of the Icelandic Government on a cultural mission.
General Commentsounds that way at first, but what ruins would there be to rebuild in america between 800 and 1066 AD? i`m pretty sure it's about the viking invasions of Britain around 800-1000 A.D., since Britain's eastern coast (or the english channel's western shore) was where most of the attacks were aimed. also, i think "For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing" could ...
"Immigrant Song" wasn't actually written around any particular historic event, really. It was inspired by a concert tour of Led Zeppelin's that kicked off in Reykjavik, Iceland. Long story short, the Icelandic government was on a bit of a cultural diversity kick.
Everyone knows the history by now but for those classic rock fans that don't, this song was never released on a Led Zeppelin album due to its rather suggestive song lyrics for the day, LOL. Although seen as rather tame by todays standards it was only released as a 45 B side for both Immigrant Song and /or Stairway to Heaven.
'Immigrant Song' was about that trip..." The line "the hammer of the gods" from this song's lyrics gave the name to the book "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" by author Stephen Davis. Jack Black ( Tenacious D ) begged for permission from the band to use this song in the film "School Of Rock" where he played the main character.
Led Zeppelin/ Led Zeppelin 3/ Immigrant Song/ Ah, ah,/ We come from the land of the ice and snow,/ >From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow./ The hammer of the gods/ Will drive our ships to new lands,/ To fight the horde, singing and crying:/ Valhalla, I am coming!/ On we sweep with ...
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