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Possibly the funkiest Zep track: Jones (inspired by Stevie Wonder's "Superstition") rocks a clavinet and Page a wah-wah, and they ride Bonzo's proto-disco beat. Plant works a sexual metaphor with automobile imagery echoing Robert Johnson's "Terraplane Blues."

A Song Evolved Out of a Jam Session

 

This evolved out of a jam session. It became a concert favorite and a popular song on rock radio. When Led Zeppelin played it live, they would often jam on it, extending it with guitar and keyboard solos.

An Innovative Guitar Sound Inspired by Hendrix and Clapton

 

Regarding the innovative guitar sound on this track, Jimmy Page told Guitar Player magazine: "It's sort of backwards echo and wah-wah. I don't know how responsible I was for new sounds because there were so many good things happening around that point, around the release of the first Zeppelin album, like Hendrix and Clapton."

"If You Like the Motor Cars and the Parts of the Human Body, Then Sometimes.... You Can Get Trrrrrampled Under Foot!"

 

At Earls Court in 1975, Robert Plant introduced the song like this: "If you like the motor cars and the parts of the human body, then sometimes... you can get trrrrrampled under foot!"

Greasy slicked-down
Groovy leather trim
I like the way ya hold the road
Mama, it ain't no sin
Talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout

Ooh, trouble-free transmission
Helps your oil's flow
Mama, let me pump your gas
Mama, let me do it all
Talking 'bout love, ah
Talking 'bout love, oh
Talking 'bout

Check that heavy metal
Underneath your hood
Baby, I can work all night
Believe I got the perfect tools
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout

Automobile with comfort
Really built with style
Specialist tradition
Mama, let me feast my eyes
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout

Factory air-conditioned
Heat begins to rise
Guaranteed to run for hours
Mama, you're the perfect size
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout

Grooving on the freeway
Gauges all are red
Gun down on my gasoline
Believe I'm gonna crack your head
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout

I can't stop talking about
I can't stop talking about

Ooh yeah, yes-ah
Drive on!

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yes, I'm coming through

Come to me for service
Every hundred miles
Baby, let me check your points
Fix your overdrive
Talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout

Oh yes, fully automatic
Comes in any size
Makes me wonder what I did
Before we synchronized
Talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout love
I'm talking 'bout

Oh-oh, feather-light suspension
Corners couldn't hold
I'm so glad I took a look
Inside your showroom doors
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout love
Talking 'bout

I can't, I can't

Oh, I can't stop talking about love
I can't stop talking about love

Oh, let me go on down, go on down
Go on down, go on down, go on down, yes

I can't stop talking 'bout
I can't stop talking 'bout love, hey
I can't stop talking 'bout love or my baby
I can't stop talking 'bout love, my baby
My baby, my baby, yeah!

Uh
Push
Push
Push it
Push
Push

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT