Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ten Years Gone

A conversation between Now Me and 11 year old me, as told through the lyrics of Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin:

Her:  "Then as it was, then again it will be
An' though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea"

Translation - Remember the days of innocence?  So long ago they were, but in the end you will get where you are supposed to be.  You may not see it along the way, but your path will take you there.
 Me:  "Blind stars of fortune, each have several rays
On the wings of maybe, down in birds of prey
Kind of makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to grow
But as the eagle leaves the nest, it's got so far to go"

Translation:  You will feel, for a long time, that there is no God.  That there is nothing but blind luck.  That everything is for chance. 

You will feel, for a long time, that you have all the answers and that there's nothing left for you to know beyond the stark, harsh reality of your life.  But, over time, you will find there is so much for you to learn.
Me: "Changes fill my time, baby, that's alright with me
In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be"

Translation:  I think back to innocent me, the me of 10 years ago, and my heart fills with sadness.

Did you ever really need somebody, And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody, The best love you ever had
Do you ever remember me, baby, did it feel so good
'Cause it was just the first time, And you knew you would

Translation: Hmmm, who but a verse about David in here???

Her: :through the eyes an' I sparkle, Senses growing keen
Taste your love along the way, See your feathers preen
Kind of makes makes
me feel sometimes, Didn't have to grow
We are eagles of one nest, The nest is in our soul"

Translation:  You and I will forever be one.  Our journey will be long and painful.  We will endure hardship, love and pain.  But they will make us into a stronger, more knowing person. 

And this is our journey to take together.
Me:  "Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
Never thought I'd see your face the way it used to be

I'm never gonna leave you. I never gonna leave
Holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone"

Translation:  Now, finally, I am starting to see me, the old me, when I look in the mirror.  The innocence I lost, though I can never truly get it back, I still feel a spark of it.  That surprises me - I thought that past was dead. 

Now I will never ever truly leave behind the ten middle years, from when I went from being you to being me, I still hold on to the person I was before. 

Youtube it here.


  1. Wow, first David Bowie and now Zeppelin? What happened to all Pink Floyd all the time? :)

  2. Floyd will always be my true love, but there's alot of fish in the sea. Am I not entitled to nibble on some others?????