Since Ive Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin Lyrics


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Workin' from seven to eleven every night
Really makes life a drag
I don't think that's right
I've really been the best, the best of fools
I did what I could, yeah
'Cause I love you, baby
How I love you, darling
How I love you, baby
My beloved little girl, little girl
But baby, since I've been loving you, yeah
I'm about to lose my, my worried mind, oh yeah

Everybody trying to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good
I've been trying, Lord, let me tell you
Let me tell you, I really did the best I could
I've been, I've been working from seven to eleven every night
I said, it kinda makes my life a drag, drag, drag, drag
Lord, yeah, that ain't right, now, now
Since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind, yeah
Watch out

Said I've been crying, yeah
Oh, my tears they fell like rain
Don't you hear them, don't you hear them falling?
Don't you hear them, don't you hear them falling?

Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
I said you had the nerve to tell me
You didn't want me no more, yeah
I open my front door, hear my back door slam
You know, I must have one of them new fangled
New fangled back door man
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I've been working from seven, seven, seven to eleven every night
It kinda makes my life a drag, a drag, drag
Ah, yeah, it makes a drag
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose
I'm about to lose, lose my worried mind




Just one more, just one more, oh yeah
Since I've been loving you, I'm gonna lose my worried mind

Overall Meaning

Since I’ve Been Loving You, Led Zeppelin’s blues-rock classic, is one of the most emotive ballads of all time. This song boasts some of the most beautiful lyrics Robert Plant has ever sung. The lyrics describe a man who is working himself to exhaustion, but he’s staying in the relationship because he loves his partner. He’s being told by everybody around him that he should leave her, but he can’t do it because he adores her. But since he’s been loving her, his worried mind is about to break because he doesn’t feel loved back. The lyrics are drenched in melancholy and sadness that perfectly convey the sense of a man who’s been trapped in a difficult relationship.


The song’s first verse sets the scene with a brutally honest account of the singer’s life, “Workin' from seven to eleven every night, really makes life a drag. I don't think that's right.” These lyrics provide a picture of the singer's life working long hours at night, causing him to be tired and unhappy. The line “since I've been loving you, I'm about to lose my worried mind”, highlights that his love for his partner is causing him a great deal of emotional pain.


In an interview in 1970, Robert Plant said that the song was inspired by his own experiences of relationships, and that John Bonham’s drums drew him to write the song in a blues style. Since I’ve Been Loving You was recorded at the Headley Grange studio using the Rolling Stones' mobile studio. The song features an incredibly memorable guitar riff played by Jimmy Page, and his blues-inspired guitar solo on this song showcases his virtuosic talents.


Line by Line Meaning

Workin' from seven to eleven every night
Working long hours every day is really exhausting


Really makes life a drag
It is making my life boring and monotonous


I don't think that's right
I feel that it's not fair to work so hard and not have time for myself


I've really been the best, the best of fools
I've been foolishly giving everything to you without asking for anything in return


I did what I could, yeah
I tried my best to show you my love and make you happy


'Cause I love you, baby
I do everything for you because I love you so much


How I love you, darling
My love for you is very strong and intense


My beloved little girl, little girl
I cherish and adore you like a little girl


But baby, since I've been loving you, yeah
Ever since I started loving you, things have been difficult for me


I'm about to lose my, my worried mind, oh yeah
I am on the verge of losing my mind due to the stress and worry of this situation


Everybody trying to tell me
People are warning me that you are not good for me


That you didn't mean me no good
They believe you are not genuinely interested in my well-being


I've been trying, Lord, let me tell you
I have been doing everything in my power to make this relationship work


Let me tell you, I really did the best I could
I have given it my all, but it doesn't seem to be enough


I said, it kinda makes my life a drag, drag, drag, drag
Working long hours is really bringing me down


Lord, yeah, that ain't right, now, now
It feels unfair and unreasonable to have to work such long hours


Since I've been loving you
Since I have been loving you, things have gotten harder for me


I'm about to lose my worried mind, yeah
I am at my breaking point and close to losing my sanity over this situation


Said I've been crying, yeah
I have been crying a lot due to the emotional distress this has caused me


Oh, my tears they fell like rain
My tears have been streaming down like rain


Don't you hear them, don't you hear them falling?
Can't you hear the sound of my tears falling?


Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
Do you remember the time when I came to you for comfort?


I said you had the nerve to tell me
You had the audacity to tell me


You didn't want me no more, yeah
You didn't want anything to do with me anymore


I open my front door, hear my back door slam
I felt heartbroken when I saw you leave me so suddenly


You know, I must have one of them new fangled
It seems like I have one of the latest inventions


New fangled back door man
A man who leaves out the back door secretly


Just one more, just one more, oh yeah
This might be the last straw for me


Since I've been loving you, I'm gonna lose my worried mind
My love for you is causing me to lose sleep and sanity and I can't keep going like this




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

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@jonfavreau5154

Since I’ve Been Loving You - Lyrics:

Workin' from seven to eleven every night
It really makes life a drag
I don't think that's right
I've really been the best of fools
I did what I could, yeah
'Cause I love you, baby
How I love you, darling
How I love you, baby
My beloved little girl, little girl
But baby, since I've been loving you, yeah
I'm about to lose my worried mind, oh yeah
Everybody trying to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good
I've been trying, Lord, let me tell you
Let me tell you I really did the best I could
I've been working from seven to eleven every night
I said it kinda makes my life a drag
Lord, that ain't right, no no
Since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind
Watch out
Said I've been crying, yeah
Oh, my tears they fell like rain
Don't you hear, don't you hear them falling
Don't you hear, don't you hear them falling
Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
I said you had the nerve to tell me
You didn't want me no more, yeah
I open my front door, hear my back door slam
You know, you must have one of them new fangled
New fangled back door man
I've been working from seven, seven, seven to eleven every night
It kinda makes my life a drag, a drag, drag
Ah, yeah, it makes a drag
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose
I'm about to lose, lose my worried mind
Just one more, just one more, oh yeah
Since I've been loving you, I'm about to lose my worried mind



Since I've Been Loving You ( lyrics 100% accurate)
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Oh
Workin' from seven to eleven every night
really makes life a drag
I don't think that's right
I've really been the best, the best of fools
I did what I could, yeah
'Cause I love you, baby, how I love you, darlin'
How I love you, baby, mama, love, little girl, little girl

But, baby, since I've been lovin' you, yeah
I'm about to lose-a my worried mind, aw, yeah

Everybody tryin' to tell me that you didn't mean me no good
I've been tryin', lord, let me tell ya
Let me tell ya, I really did the best I could
I've been, I've been workin' from seven a-to eleven every night
I said, it kind of makes your life a drag, drag, drag, drag
Lord, yeah, that ain't right, now, now

Since I've been lovin' you, yeah
I'm about to lose my worried mind, yeah
Watch out

I said, I've been cryin', yeah
Whoa, my tears, they fell like rain
Don'tcha hear them, don'tcha hear them fallin'
Don'tcha hear them, don'tcha hear them fallin'

Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door
I said, you had the nerve to tell me
a-you didn't want me no more, yeah
I open my front door, I hear my back door slam
You know, I must have one of them new-fangled, new-fangled
back-door man, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I've been a-workin' from seven, seven, seven
to eleven every night, it kinda makin' life a drag
D- A drag. drag, ohh, yeah, it makes it a drag

Baby, since I've been lovin' you
I'm about to lose, I'm about to lose, lose my worried mind
And just one more, just one more
Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, yeah, since I've been lovin' you
I'm gonna lose my, my worried mind



@aelyricboy3226

Yes, they are really good, I like them a lot the same, they are in my top
1.- The Beatles
2.- Pink Floyd
3.- Led Zeppelin
4.- The Doors
5.- Rolling Stones
6.- Queen
7.- Nirvana
8.- Pearl Jam
9.- Chris Cornell
10.- Stone Temple Pilots
Although in reality the positions are just numbers ... I love them all



@jagdeepkaul1261

MY 10 FAVOURITE LED ZEPPELIN SONGS EVER
1 - The Rain Song
2 - Since I've Been Loving You
3 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
4 - Immigrant Song
5 - When The Levee Breaks
6 - Dy'maker
7 - All Of My Love
8 - How Many More Times
9 - Ramble On
10 - Stairway To Heaven



@moderndayheretic

Interesting list. Here are mine.
#1. No Quarter
#2. Kashmir
#3. Since I've Been Loving You
#4. How Many More Times
#5. Achilles Last Stand
#6. When the Levee Breaks
#7. The Battle of Evermore
#8. Dazed and Confused
#9. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
#10. Trampled Under Foot

Rain Song, Black Dog, Heartbreak, Tea for One, and That's the Way are all really close.



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@TheShape2534

I could listen to this song from 7 to 11 everynight.

@AidanHeil

Nice lmao

@user-ux5wh4qj1h

👍😀

@bigmanfloyd5653

@Jackson Wilbanks stfu

@brenthaymon280

I could listen to any Led Zeppelin song from 7 to 11 every night.

@siggyretburns7523

I'll even do overtime on hollidays too.

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@miffyloversclub

one of the BEST songs ever

@alexquevedo737

let me know your top 10

@laurendrake3847

Yes the whole feel of the song makes me feel classy and sexxxy

@paulocardoso7542

This is like if ,pink floyd

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