It’s hard to imagine that Robert Plant would need much help to write some very unique and memorable lyrics, but even he admits that even the greatest of all timers need some help every once in a while. Plant stated that not only did he “borrow” just any lyrics. He admits that it was from a name just as big as him! Liam Gallagher ‘Crazy’ Order At Bar Leaks.
Let’s take a trip down Led Zeppelin II. “The Lemon Song” is just one of those songs that sticks out and Plant’s vocal work has plenty to do with it.
Plant croons in the song: “Squeeze me, baby, till the the juice runs down my leg. When you squeeze my lemon, I’m gonna fall right out of bed.”
Speaking with Rock Magazine (via Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin) in August ’71, Plant spoke about the lines: “It’s borrowed, admittedly, but why not? I really would like to think that someone who heard that and then saw some clever critic writing about Plant living off the far superior Robert Johnson — or whatever they have to say to keep their jobs — would go and listen to Robert Johnson as a result. But I wish I’d written that. I really do.”
Later in the interview, Plant still had more to say: “But ‘squeeze my lemon’ — I wish I could think of something like that myself. But it’s not cool to do that these days, you realize that, don’t you?”