A Kabalarian me

Leaves are falling all around,
It’s time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, I’m much obliged
For such a pleasant stay.

And now it’s time for me to go,
The autumn moon lights my way.
But now I smell the rain,
And with it pain,
And it’s headed my way.
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired,
But I know one thing I got to do,

Ramble on,
And now’s the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
I’m goin’ ’round the world, I got to find my girl,
On my way,
Been this way ten years to the day,
Ramble on,
Find the queen of all my dreams.

Got no time for spreading roots,
The time has come to be gone.
And though our health we drank a thousand times,
It’s time to Ramble on.

Ramble on,
And now’s the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
I’m goin’ ’round the world, I got to find my girl,
On my way,
Been this way ten years to the day,
Ramble on,
Find the queen of all my dreams.

Mine’s a tale that can’t be told,
My freedom I hold dear;
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air,
T’was in the darkest depth of Mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But Gollum, the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.
Her, her….yea.
Ain’t nothing I can do, no.

I have a sudden and unexplained fixation on this most excellent song by Led Zeppelin. It’s one of those songs that you go crazy about one day, listen to continuously for about a week, grow bored of, forget about, then one day it pops into your head and the cycle continues.

It is most likely that Ramble On is mainly about Frodo’s stay in Rivendell, while the Council of Elrond decided what was to be done with the Ring. Frodo enjoys his stay very much, but knows through this time that he has a very somber task ahead of him, and he must indeed “ramble on”. It is equally possible that the song is about Frodo’s stay in Lothlorien, where the full moon cycled a full time, and it would have “lit his way”. The majority of the relation in the first two verses is self-explanatory, so I won’t go into all of that. The major question I have about the first two verses is the identity of the “Queen of all his dreams”, and how he has been “this way ten years to the day”. These are the only two lines that don’t literally fit, and they actually could point to Homer’s Odyssey, the subject of another Led Zeppelin song.

The third verse is probably the most interesting part of the song. The mention of Gollum, from the Tolkien Trilogy, makes this song’s relation to Tolkien the most widely known. However, the lyrics involving Gollum are quite puzzling. Who is the “girl so fair”? My first guess was the Ring, but Frodo was a long way from Mordor when he met that girl. It is possible that the girl is Shelob is the said girl, but Shelob(a giant spider) is definitely not “fair”.

Ah, the wonders of insanity.

Your first name of Darryl creates a serious, thoughtful nature, shrewd, efficient, and business-minded. You are one to make your own decisions, and not be influenced by others. You desire independence and freedom from the authority and interference of others. You are not overly ambitious, preferring instead just to seek stable, settled conditions which are adequate to meet your responsibilities. In your personal relations with others, you are inclined to be rather serious, and not to see the humour others see, or to respond spontaneously. Your positive manner and outlook can make others feel that you are imposing your will on them and even interfering in their affairs.

Weaknesses in your health caused by the influence of this name centre in the head. Head colds, sinus conditions, hay-fever, and weak eyes are relative conditions. Also, your tendency to worry can lead to insomnia and other overwrought conditions.

Well, that’s an extremely interesting view of me… I don’t really believe in this stuff, simply because I believe that these “overviews” on anything non objective is built to be extremely generalized and thus applicable to pretty much every Tom, Darryl and Harry. While logical thinking definitely agrees with me, I still find it interesting to read… and interesting to know that no matter how generalized it is, that they can somehow include at least one thing that is common to everyone who reads it… thus providing a smidgen of credibility.

So what’s Kabalarian got to do with it?

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