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Communication Breakdown is a song written by Led Zeppelin for their first album, Led Zeppelin I, and appears as the seventh track on it. It is one of four songs from the album that appear on their compilation album Mothership.

Background[]

The song started out as a riff played by Jimmy Page, with the rest of the band writing the song around it. Robert Plant couldn't receive a songwriting credit due to a previous record contract, so the song is credited to the other three members.

Lyrics[]

Hey girl, stop what you're doin'
Hey girl, you'll drive me to ruin
I don't know what it is I like about you but I like it a lot
Won't you let me hold you, let me feel your loving touch

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane

Hey girl, I got something I think you ought to know
Hey babe, I wanna tell ya that I love you so
I wanna hold you in my arms, yeah
I'm never gonna let you go 'cause I like your charm

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane
Ow, suck it

Communication breakdown
It's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane, yeah

(Communication breakdown) yeah, I want you to love me all night
I want you to love me all night (communication breakdown)
I want, oh
I want, yeah (communication breakdown)
I want you to love me
I want you to love me, yeah (communication breakdown)
I want you to love
Yeah, I want you to love (communication breakdown)