Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker - Madison Square Garden 1973

"Heartbreaker" is a song from English rock band Led Zeppelin's 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. It was credited to all four members of the band, recorded at A&R Recording and Atlantic Studios in New York City during the band's second concert tour of North America, and engineered by Eddie Kramer.

"Heartbreaker" opens the second side of the album and features a guitar riff by Jimmy Page. It also includes a spontaneous unaccompanied solo, using a pull-off technique, which was voted the 16th-greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitar World magazine. "Heartbreaker" was ranked number 328 in 2004 by Rolling Stone magazine, in their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

In a 1998 interview with Guitar World, Page commented that the guitar solo was recorded in a different studio, thereby giving a different sound than the rest of the song. He added that this was the first recorded instance of his Gibson Les Paul/Marshall Stack combination.


Hey fellas have you heard the news?

You know that Annie's back in town?

It won't take long just watch and see

How the fellas lay their money down

Her style is new but the face is the same

As it was so long ago

But from her eyes a different smile

Like that of one who knows

Well it's been ten years and maybe more

Since I first set eyes on you

The best years of my life gone by

Here I am alone and blue

Some people cry and some people die

By the wicked ways of love

But I'll just keep on rollin' along

With the grace of the Lord above

People talkin' all around 'bout the way you left me flat

I don't care what the people say, I know where their jive is at

One thing I do have on my mind, if you can clarify please do

It's the way you call me by another guy's name when I try to make love to you, yeah

I try to make love but it ain't no use

Give it to me, give it

Work so hard I couldn't unwind

Get some money saved

Abuse my love a thousand times

However hard I tried

Heartbreaker, your time has come

Can't take your evil way

Go away heartbreaker




Songwriters: Jimmy Page / Robert Plant / John Paul Jones / John Bonham

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc