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Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin Lyrics


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Ah-ah, ah!
Ah-ah, ah!

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
Hammer of the Gods
Will drive our ships to new land
To fight the horde and sing and cry
Valhalla, I am coming

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the Western shore

Ah-ah, ah!
Ah-ah, ah!

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
How soft your fields so green
Can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the Western shore

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ahh, ah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Overall Meaning

Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" is a powerful and energetic tribute to the Viking spirit of exploration and conquest. The opening vocals of the song declare the arrival of the Viking warriors ("Ah-ah, ah! Ah-ah, ah!"), who come "from the land of the ice and snow", a reference to the cold and rugged landscapes of Scandinavia. The Vikings navigated the seas of the North Atlantic, following the midnight sun to discover new lands.


The lyrics then introduce the Hammer of the Gods, a mythological weapon wielded by the Norse god Thor. The Vikings believed that the Hammer had the power to destroy their enemies and create new opportunities for conquest. The Vikings sailed their ships with this weapon and fought fearlessly against their foes. The reference to Valhalla, the afterlife hall of slain warriors, highlights the bravery and courage of the Vikings, who sought to earn a place in this revered place through their deeds in battle.


The chorus of the song is a rallying cry for the Vikings as they sail towards the Western shore with their only goal being to conquer new lands. The final verses of the song speak of the Viking conquests and how they were able to calm the tides of war. The song ends on a note of triumph, with a call for rebuilding and reconciliation. "Immigrant Song" is a testament to the Viking spirit and their determination to overcome all obstacles in their quest for adventure and conquest.


Line by Line Meaning

Ah-ah, ah!
A vocalization that is used to build excitement and energy for what is to come.


We come from the land of the ice and snow
We originated from a place that is cold and frozen.


From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
We are from a region that experiences light for 24 hours during the summer season, where geothermal activity provides natural hot springs.


Hammer of the Gods
We possess a divine level of power and strength, likened to the mythical weapon used by gods.


Will drive our ships to new land
Our strength and power will allow us to explore and conquer new territories.


To fight the horde and sing and cry
We will engage in battle with a large group of people, but also express ourselves musically and emotionally.


Valhalla, I am coming
We are fearless, envisioning ourselves as warriors entering the ultimate paradise for those who died in combat.


On we sweep with threshing oar
We move forward with great force, using a tool to cut through and clear obstacles.


Our only goal will be the Western shore
Our sole objective is to reach the opposite side of the ocean.


How soft your fields so green
The landscape we encounter is gentle and lush, with greenery that appears soft to the touch.


Can whisper tales of gore
The peaceful scenery can also tell stories of violence and bloodshed.


Of how we calmed the tides of war
We have the power to bring an end to conflict and restore peace.


We are your overlords
We have authority and control over the people we encounter.


So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins
We suggest that those who oppose us should focus on repairing their damage and prepare for what's to come.


For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing
Despite your defeats, choosing to seek peace and build trust can lead to a positive outcome.


Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Vocalization that reinforces the energy and excitement of the song's climax.


Ah-ah, ah!
Final vocalization to end the song on a high note.


Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Continuation of the vocalization that reinforces the energy and excitement of the song's climax.


Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Continuation of the vocalization that reinforces the energy and excitement of the song's climax.


Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Continuation of the vocalization that reinforces the energy and excitement of the song's climax.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-ww7ec2ot4n

Lyrics:

(2, 3, 4)

Ahh-ahh-ah
Ahh-ahh-ah

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

The hammer only the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, sing and cry
Valhalla, I am coming

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

Ahh-ahh-ah
Ahh-ahh-ah

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

How soft your fields so green
Can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

So how you'd better stop
And rebuild all your ruins
For peace and trust can win the day
Despite of all your losing

Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo

Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo



All comments from YouTube:

@Rnyargd

Sounds like it was recorded yesterday. Bravo.

@nikolay6373

Бесподобно ❤️❤️❤️! Громкость Максимальная 🔈🔉🔊!

@IronMonkAwesomO

This sounds great!

@danieldesmedt1883

Génial, groupe intemporel.

@floydbrown6219

Would love to hear a remaster of Roller by April Wine! Love your work

@briteppr62

Hi Jeff, please keep letting the LED out ! More LZ remasters please!

@festidious2644

Hey, hey; I've got the original 45 of this one. Sounds really good.

@user-ww7ec2ot4n

Lyrics:

(2, 3, 4)

Ahh-ahh-ah
Ahh-ahh-ah

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

The hammer only the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, sing and cry
Valhalla, I am coming

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

Ahh-ahh-ah
Ahh-ahh-ah

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

How soft your fields so green
Can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

So how you'd better stop
And rebuild all your ruins
For peace and trust can win the day
Despite of all your losing

Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo

Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woo

@hnickhhobbstweedle737

hammer OF the gods

@sharpvidtube

They didn't release singles in the UK, people had to buy the albums.

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