Led Zeppelin

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Don't let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars to fill my dream.
I am a traveler of both time and space,
To be where I have been.
T' sit with elders of the gentle race
This world has seldom seen.
Th' talk of days for which they sit and wait
All will be revealed.
~ Kashmir
And it's whispered that soon, if we all call a tune,
Then the Piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.
~ Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin (1968–1980) was a British rock band that was pivotal in the development of hard rock and heavy metal, becoming one of the most popular and influential bands of all time.

Members[edit]

Robert Plant
Jimmy Page
John Bonham
John Paul Jones

Song lyrics[edit]

All songs written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, except where noted.

Singles[edit]

  • Wanna tell you about the girl I love
    My she looks so fine
    She's the only one that I been dreamin' of
    Maybe someday she will be all mine
    I wanna tell her that I love her so
    I thrill with her every touch
    I need to tell her she's the only one I really love.
  • I got a woman, wanna ball all day
    I got a woman, she won't be true, no
    I got a woman, stay drunk all the time
    I said I got a little woman and she won't be true.
    • Hey Hey What Can I Do
  • In the bars, with the men who play guitars
    Singin', drinkin' and rememberin' the times
    My little lover does a midnight shift
    She's followed around all the time
    I guess there's just one thing a-left for me to do
    Gonna pack my bags and move on my way
    Cause I got a worried mind
    Sharin' what I thought was mine
    Gonna leave her where the guitars play.
    • Hey Hey What Can I Do

Led Zeppelin (1969)[edit]

  • In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man,
    Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things the best I can.
    No matter how I try, I find my way into the same old jam.
  • Good Times, bad times, you know I've had my share.
    Well, my woman left home for a brown-eyed man
    But I still don't seem to care.
    • Good Times Bad Times
  • I know what it means to be alone, I sure do wish I was at home.
    I don't care what the neighbors say, I'm gonna love you each and every day.
    • Good Times Bad Times
  • Babe, baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you.
    I said baby, you know I'm gonna leave you.
    I'll leave you when the summertime,
    Leave you when the summer comes a rollin'
    Leave you when the summer comes along.
  • Woman, woman, I know, I know it's good to have you back again.
    And I know that one day baby, it's gonna really grow, yes it is.
    We gonna go walkin through the park every day.
    Hear what I say, every day/Baby, its really growin, you made me happy every single day
    But now I've got to go away.
    • Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
  • Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true.
    A-wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
    Lots of people talkin', few of them know
    Soul of a woman was created below.
  • Every day I work so hard, bringin' home my hard-earned pay.
    Try to love you, baby, but you push me away.
    Don't know where you're goin', only know just where you've been.
    Sweet little baby, I want you again.
    • Dazed and Confused
  • Lyin', cheatin', hurtin, that's all you seem to do,
    Messin' around, every guy in town.
    Puttin' me down for thinkin' of someone new.
    Always the same, playin' your game.
    Drive me insane, trouble's gonna come to you.
    One of these days, and it won't be long,
    You'll look for me, but, baby, I'll be gone.
  • 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, now, let me feel your lovin' touch?
  • Communication breakdown, it's always the same,
    Havin' a nervous breakdown, a-drive me insane.
    • Communication Breakdown
  • Hey, girl, I got somethin' I think you oughta 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

Led Zeppelin II (1969)[edit]

  • You need coolin', baby, I'm not foolin',
    I'm gonna send you back to schoolin',
    Way down inside honey, you need it,
    I'm gonna give you my love,
    I'm gonna give you my love.
  • Way down inside.
    Way down inside.
    Way down inside, woman, you
    Woman
    Woman, you
    You need it
    Need
    Love.
    • Whole Lotta Love
  • And if I say to you tomorrow
    Take my hand, child, come with me.
    It's to a castle I will take you
    Where what's to be, they say will be.
  • Catch the wind, see us spin, sail away, leave today, way up high in the sky.
    But the wind won't blow, you really shouldn't go, it only goes to show
    That you will be mine, by takin' our time.
    • What Is and What Should Never Be
  • So if you wake up with the sunrise
    And all your dreams are still as new.
    And happiness is what you need so bad
    Well, girl, the answer live with you, yeah.
    • What Is and What Should Never Be
  • Squeeze me, babe, 'till the juice runs down my leg.
    Do, squeeze, squeeze me, baby, until the juice runs down my leg.
    The way you squeeze my lemon-a
    I'm gonna fall right outta bed.
  • If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
    When mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me.
  • Hey, fellas, have ya heard the news?
    Ya know that Annie's back in town.
    It won't take long, just watch and see
    All 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 of the one who knows.
  • 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.
    • Heartbreaker
  • With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat,
    Livin', lovin', she's just a woman.
    Missus cool rides out in her aged Cadillac,
    Livin', lovin', she's just a woman.
  • Alimony, alimony payin' your bills,
    Livin', lovin', she's just a woman.
    When your conscience hits, you knock it back with pills.
    Livin', lovin', she's just a woman.
    • Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
  • Leaves are fallin' all around, time I was on my way.
    Thanks to you, I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
    But now it's time for me to go, the autumn moon lights my way.
    For now I smell the rain, and with it, pain.
    And it's headed my way.
    Aw, sometimes I grow so tired,
    But I know I've got one thing I got to do.
  • Got no time to for spreadin' roots, The time has come to be gone.
    And to' our health we drank a thousand times, it's time to ramble on.
    • Ramble On
  • A-ramble on, and now's the time, the time is now.
    Sing my song, I'm goin' 'round the world, I gotta find my girl.
    On my way, I've been this way ten years to the day.
    Ramble on, gotta find the queen of all my dreams.
    • Ramble On
  • Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear.
    How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
    T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
    But Gollum and the evil one, crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah.
    • Ramble On
  • Try to tell you baby, what you tryin' to do?
    Tryin' to love me baby, love some other man too.
    Bring it on home.

Led Zeppelin III (1970)[edit]

  • Ah, ah,
    We come from the land of the ice and snow,
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
    The hammer of the gods, we'll drive our ships to new lands,
    To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
    On we sweep with threshing oar,
    Our only goal will be the western shore.
  • So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
    For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
    • Immigrant Song
  • Working from seven to eleven every night,
    It really makes life a drag, I don't think that's right.
    I've really been the best, the best of fools, I did what I could, yeah.
    'Cause I love you, baby, How I love you, darling, How I love you, baby.
    I'm in love with you, girl, little girl.
    But baby, since I've been loving you, yeah,
    I'm about to lose my worried mind.
  • Do you remember mama, when I knocked upon your door?
    I said you had the nerve to tell me you didn't want me no more, yeah.
    I open my front door, I hear my back door slam.
    You know I must have one of them new fangled, new fangled back doors man.
    • Since I've Been Loving You
  • As I walk down the highway all I do is sing this song
    And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along.
    There is no doubt about the words are clear,
    The voice is strong, is oh so strong.
  • Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while,
    Think I see my friends coming, Riding a many mile.
    Friends, did you get some silver?
    Did you get a little gold?
    What did you bring me, my dear friends, To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
    What did you bring me to keep me from the Gallows Pole?
  • Tangerine, Tangerine,
    Living reflection from a dream;
    I was her love, she was my queen,
    And now a thousand years between.
  • Ah caught you smiling at me, That's the way it should be.
    Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.
    Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad.
    Always smiling, never sad, so fine.

Led Zeppelin IV (1971)[edit]

  • Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.
    Oh, oh, child, way you shake that thing, gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting.
    Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way, watch your honey drip, can't keep away.
    • Black Dog, written by Page, Plant, and Jones
  • Didn't take too long 'fore I found out, what people mean by down and out.
    Spent my money, took my car, started telling her friends she wants to be a star.
    I don't know but I been told, a big-legged woman ain't got no soul.
    • Black Dog
  • All I ask for when I pray, steady rollin' woman gonna come my way.
    Need a woman gonna hold my hand, won't tell me no lies, make me a happy man.
    • Black Dog
  • It's been a long time since I rock and rolled,
    It's been a long time since I did the Stroll.
    Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
    Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
    It's been a long time, been a long time,
    Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.
  • Hoh, it's been so long since we walked in the moonlight
    A-making vows that just can't work right.
    Haw-haw, yeah, open your arms, open your arms, open your arms,
    Baby let my love come runinng in, a-yeah.
    • Rock and Roll
  • The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness;
    The ground is rich from tender care, which they do not forget, no, no.
    Dance in the dark night, sing to the morning light.
    • The Battle of Evermore
  • The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath.
    The drums will shake the castle wall, the Ringwraiths ride in black (ride on).
    • The Battle of Evermore
  • There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
    And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
    When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
    With a word she can get what she came for.
    Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
  • There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
    'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
    In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings
    Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
    It makes me wonder.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
    And my spirit is crying for leaving.
    In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
    And the voices of those who stand looking.
    And it makes me wonder,
    Really makes me wonder.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • And it's whispered that soon if we all call a tune,
    Then the Piper will lead us to reason.
    And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
    And the forests will echo with laughter.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
    It's just a spring clean for the May Queen.
    Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
    There's still time to change the road you're on.
    And it makes me wonder.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know.
    The Piper's calling you to join him.
    Dear lady, can't you hear the wind blow, and did you know?
    Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • And as we wind on down the road
    Our shadows taller than our soul.
    There walks a lady we all know
    Who shines white light and wants to show
    How everything still turns to gold.
    And if you listen very hard
    The tune will come to you at last.
    When all are one and one is all
    To be a rock and not to roll.
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby,
    What do you, what do you think I saw?
    Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said,
    Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?"
    And you know how it is
    I really don't know what time it was, woh, oh, oh so I asked them if I could stay a while.
  • If you go down in the streets today, Baby, you better,
    You better open your eyes.
    Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't
    Which, which way the pressure lies,
    So I've decided what I'm gonna do now.
    So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
    Where the spirits go now,
    Over the hills where the spirits fly, ooh.
    I really don't know.
    • Misty Mountain Hop
  • And when the owls cry in the night
    Oh, Baby, Baby, when the pines begin to cry.
    Baby, Baby, Baby, how do you feel?
    If the river runs dry, baby, how do you feel?
  • Spent my days with a woman unkind,
    Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
    Made up my mind to make a new start,
    Going to California with an aching in my heart.
    Someone told me there's a girl out there
    With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
    Took my chances on a big jet plane,
    Never let them tell you that they're all the same.
    The sea was red and the sky was grey,
    Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
    The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
    As the children of the sun began to awake.
  • Seems like the wrath of the gods got a punch on the nose and has started to flow, I think I might be sinking.
    Throw me a line if I reach it in time, I'll meet you up there where the path runs straight and high.
    • Going to California
  • To find a queen without a king,
    They say she plays guitar and cries and sings... la la la
    Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
    Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
    Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
    Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.
    • Going to California
  • Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan;
    Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home.
  • If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
    When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay.
    • When the Levee Breaks
  • Don't it make you feel bad when you're tryin' to find your way home,
    You don't know which way to go?
    • When the Levee Breaks
  • Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good.
    Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good.
    When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
    • When the Levee Breaks
  • All last night sat on the levee and moaned;
    All last night sat on the levee and moaned.
    Thinkin' about my baby and my happy home,
    Going, going to Chicago.. Going to Chicago.. Sorry but I can't take you..Going down.. going down now.. going down...
    • When the Levee Breaks

Houses of the Holy (1973)[edit]

  • Hear my song. People won't you listen now? Sing along.
    You don't know what you're missing now.
    Any little song that you know
    Everything that's small has to grow.
    And it has to grow!
  • California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain,
    Honolulu starlight, the song remains the same!
    • The Song Remains the Same
  • This is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
    You are the sunlight in my growing—so little warmth I've felt before.
    It isn't hard to feel me glowing—I watched the fire that grew so low.
  • These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall.
    This is the wonder of devotion—I seek the torch we all must hold.
    This is the mystery of the quotient:
    - Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall...It's just a little rain...
    • The Rain Song
  • Hey lady—you got the love I need
    Maybe more than enough.
    Oh darling, darling, darling walk a while with me.
    You've got so much...so much...
  • Many have I loved, many times been bitten
    Many times I've gazed along the open road.
    Many times I've lied - Many times I've listened
    Many times I've wondered how much there is to know.
    Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
    I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.
    • Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Many is a word that only leaves you guessin';
    Guessin' 'bout a thing you really ought to know.
    You really ought to know.
    I really ought to know.
    • Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Dancing days are here again as the summer evenings grow
    I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows.
  • I saw a lion, he was standin' alone with a tadpole in a jar.
    • Dancing Days
  • You'll be my only, my one and only. Is that the way it should start?
    • Dancing Days
  • When I read the letter you wrote, it made me mad mad mad.
    When I read the news that it brought me, it made me sad sad sad.
    But I still love you so, I can't let you go
    I love you- ooh baby I love you.
  • Close the doors, put out the light
    You know they won't be home tonight.
    The snow falls hard and don't you know
    The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
    They're wearing steel that's bright and true,
    They carry news that must get through.
  • Walking side by side with death,
    The devil mocks their every step.
    The snow drives back the foot that's slow,
    The dogs of doom are howling more.
    • No Quarter
  • Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain,
    Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the brain.
    Got no time to pack my bag, my foot's outside the door,
    Got a date, can't be late for the high hopes hailla ball.
    • The Ocean, written by Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant
  • Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar,
    Play for free, play for me and play a whole lot more.
    Singing about the good things and the sun that lights the day,
    Used to sing on the mountains,
    Has the ocean lost its way?
    • The Ocean

Physical Graffiti (1975)[edit]

  • I've been to London, seen seven wonders. I know to trip is just to fall
    I used to rock it, sometimes I'd roll it. I always knew what it was for.
  • In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn
    All I want for you to do is take my body home.
    Well, well, well so I can die easy...
  • Jesus, gonna make up my dyin' bed.
    Meet me, Jesus, meet me. Meet me in the middle of the air.
    If my wings should fail me, Lord,
    Please meet me with another pair.
    • In My Time of Dying
  • Oh, Gabriel, let me blow your horn;
    Let me blow your horn.
    Oh, I never did, did no harm.
    • In My Time of Dying
  • And I see them in the streets,
    And I see them in the field,
    And I hear them shouting under my feet.
    And I know it's got to be real.
    Oh, Lord, deliver me.
    All the wrong I've done,
    You can deliver me, Lord.
    I only wanted to have some fun.
    • In My Time of Dying
  • From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go.
    From the door comes Satan's daughter, and it only goes to show,
    You know.
  • So the world is spinning faster
    Are you dizzy when you're stoned?
    Let the music be your master.
    Will you heed the master's call?
    Oh-whoa-oh, Satan an' man
    Said there ain't no use in cryin'.
    'Cause it will only, only drive you mad.
    Does it hurt to hear them lyin'?
    Was this the only world you had?
    • Houses of the Holy
  • Ooh, trouble-free transmission, helps your oils flow,
    Mama, let me pump your gas, mama, let me do it all.
  • Dig that heavy metal underneath your hood,
    Baby, I can work all night, believe I got the perfect tools.
    • Trampled Under Foot
  • Come to me for service every hundred miles,
    Baby, let me check your points, fix your overdrive.
    • Trampled Under Foot
  • Don't let the sun beat down upon my face
    And stars to fill my dream.
    I am a traveler of both time and space,
    To be where I have been.
    T' sit with elders of the gentle race
    This world has seldom seen.
    Th' talk of days for which they sit and wait
    All will be revealed.
    • Kashmir, written by Page, Plant, and Bonham
  • All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground.
    And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land.
    Tryin' to find....Tryin' to find where I've been.
    • Kashmir
  • Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace
    Like thoughts inside a dream.
    Heed the path that led me to that place,
    Yellow desert stream.
    My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon
    Will return again.
    Sure as the dust that floats b'hind you
    When movin' through Kashmir.
    • Kashmir
  • Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years
    With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear.
    • Kashmir
  • Then as it was, then again it will be
    An' though the course may change sometimes
    Rivers always reach the sea
    Blind stars of fortune, each have several rays
    On the wings of maybe, down in birds of prey
    Kind of makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to grow
    But as the eagle leaves the nest, it's got so far to go.

Presence (1976)[edit]

  • With all the fun to have, to live the dreams we always had.
    Oh, the songs to sing, when we at last return again.
  • Oh, to sail away, to sandy lands and other days.
    Oh, to touch the dream, hides inside and never seen.
    • Achilles Last Stand
  • It was an April morning when they told us we should go
    As I turn to you, you smiled at me.
    How could we say no?
    • Achilles Last Stand
  • Sending off a glancing kiss, to those who claim they know.
    Below the streets that steam and hiss,
    The devil's in his hole.
    • Achilles Last Stand
  • Into the sun the south the north, at last the birds have flown.
    The shackles of commitment fell, in pieces on the ground.
    Oh to ride the wind, to tread the air above the din.
    Oh to laugh aloud, dancing as we fought the crowd.
    • Achilles Last Stand
  • If one bell should ring,
    In celebration for a king,
    So fast the heart should beat,
    As proud the head with heavy feet.
    Days went by when you and I, bathed in eternal summer's glow.
    As far away and distant
    Our mutual child did grow.
    Oh the sweet refrain,
    Soothes the soul and calms the pain.
    Oh Albion remains, sleeping now to rise again.
    Wandering & wandering, what place to rest the search?
    The mighty arms of Atlas, hold the heavens from the earth.
    • Achilles Last Stand
  • You said I was the only, oh, oh
    With my lemon in your hand.
    Exhibition is your habit,
    Emotions second hand, oh, oh.
    Had to pull away to save me;
    Maybe next time around.
    And she said, don't you wannit?
    Don't you want coca coca cocaine?
    Hadn't planned to, could not stand to
    Try it, friend, yeah, na, na, yeah.
  • One town love, you better take care how you use it.
    Try to make it last all night, and if you take your pick,
    Be careful how you choose it. Sometimes its hard to feel it bite.
    Feel it bite.
  • Devil he told me to roll,
    Devil he told me to roll roll roll roll.
    How to roll the log tonight,
    Nobody's fault but mine.
  • How come twenty four hours
    Baby sometimes seem to slip into days?
    Oh twenty-four hours
    Baby sometimes seem to slip into days.
    When a minute seems like a lifetime,
    Ooh baby when I feel this way.
    Sittin, lookin at the clock.
    Oh time moves so slow.
    I've been watchin' for the hands to move
    Until I just can't look no more.
    How come twenty four hours
    Baby sometimes seems to slip into days?

In Through the Out Door (1979)[edit]

  • In the evening,
    When the day is done
    I'm looking for a woman;
    Oh, but the girl don't come.
    So don't let her
    Play you for a fool.
    She don't show no pity baby,
    No no, she don't make no rules.
  • Oh it's simple, all the pain that you go through,
    You can turn away from fortune, fortune, 'cause that's all that's left to you.
    It's lonely at the bottom, man, it's dizzy at the top,
    But if you're standing in the middle, ain't no way you're gonna stop.
    • In the Evening
  • Well there's a light in your eye that keeps shining
    Like a star that can't wait for the night
    I hate to think I've been blinded baby
    Why can't I see you tonight?
  • Now I will stand in the rain on the corner
    I'll watch the people go shuffling downtown.
    Another ten minutes, no longer
    And then I'm turning around.
    The clock on the wall's moving slower;
    My heart it sinks to the ground.
    And the storm that I thought would blow over
    Clouds the light of the love that I found.
    • Fool In the Rain
  • Now my body is starting to quiver
    And the palms of my hands getting wet.
    I've got no reason to doubt you baby,
    It's all a terrible mess.
    I'll run in the rain till I'm breathless.
    When I'm breathless I'll run till I drop, hey.
    The thoughts of a fool's kind of careless;
    I'm just a fool waiting on the wrong block, oh yeah.
    Light of the love that I found...
    • Fool In the Rain
  • For many hours and days that pass ever soon
    The tides have caused the flame to dim.
    At last the arm is straight, the hand to the loom.
    Is this to end or just begin?
    All of my love, all of my love, All of my love to you.

Coda (1982)[edit]

  • It starts out like a murmur
    Then it grows like thunder
    Until it bursts inside of you
    Try to hold it steady
    Wait until you're ready
    Any second now will do
    Throw the door wide open
    Not a word is spoken
    Anything that you want to do
    Ya know, ya know, ya know...

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