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Bobby wrote at 2010-05-28 00:29:12
- Plant's lyrics were often influenced by the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. Big Log is a mythical, extended metaphor for a lost love: "My love is in league with the freeway... My love is the miles and the waiting." A Big Log is common lingo of tractor trailer drivers. It is the book in which their road hours are logged, therefore the connection between the road and love and the countless hours we all log on both.  

loggingmiles wrote at 2011-10-08 06:34:53
Truckers keep log books as to the miles they drive and hours they sleep.  A common phrase with older truckers when they were doing a long haul was to pull a "big log."

jeremy wilson wrote at 2013-01-19 15:24:52
its the log he travels on and its big due to logging

Rosie wrote at 2015-05-27 09:06:54
Big Log although never mentioned in the lyrics are big trucks 18 wheelers past by on the freeway i researched this and found this information


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