Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin IV

Hard Rock / United-Kingdom
(1971 - Atlantic Records)
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Hey hey, mama, said, the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
Ah ah, child, the 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

I gotta roll, can't stand still
Got a flamin' heart, can't get my fill
Eyes that shine burnin' red
Dreams of you all through my head

Hey, baby, whoa, baby, pretty baby
Darlin', can't you do me now
Move the way you're movin', now

Didn't take too long 'fore i found out
What people mean by "down and out"
Spent my money, took my car
Started tellin' her friends she gonna be a star
I don't know, but i been told
A big-leg woman ain't got no soul

All i ask for, all 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

Gotta move you, now, babe, babe, move, you move
Push, push, babe, push, babe, push, babe
I'm gonna get you groovin', now, gonna get you groovin', now


It's been a long time since i rock and rolled.
It's been a long time since i did the stroll.
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.

It's been a long time since the book of love,
I can't count the tears of a life with no love.
Carry me back, carry me back,
Carry me 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.

Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight,
Making vows that just can't work right.
Open your arms, opens your arms,
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in.
It's been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.


The queen of light took her bow, and then she turned to go.
The prince of peace embraced the gloom, and walked the night alone.
Dance in the dark of night, sing to the morning light.
The dark lord rides in force tonight, and time will tell us all.
Throw down your plow and hoe, rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might of the darkest of them all.

I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley below.
I'm waiting for the angels of avalon, waiting for the eastern glow.

The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care, repay, do not forget, no.
Dance in the dark of night, sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant's face is red.
The war is the common cry, pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know.

Well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow.
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath.
The drums will shake the castle wall, the ringwraiths ride in black.
Sing as you raise your bows, shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night that lights the face so cold.
Dance in the dark of night, sing to the morning light.
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back. Bring it back.

At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes.


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold.
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are all closed,
With a word she can get what she came for.

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.

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's whispered that soon if we all call the 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.

It makes me wonder...

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.

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 you hear the wind blow, and did you know,
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

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.

And she's buying a 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, so i asked them if i could stay awhile.

I didn't notice but it had got very dark and i was really, really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said,
"Please, hey, would we care to all get in line,
G et in line."
Well you know, they asked us to stay for tea and have some fun,
Oh, oh, he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.

Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see.
And baby, baby, baby, do you like it ?
There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin'.
Ah, not trying to fight it.
You really don't care if they're coming, oh, oh,
I know that it's all a state of mind, ooh.

If you go down in the streets today, baby, you'd better, you'd 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


Oh, baby, it's cryin' time, oh, baby, i've got to fly
Got to try to find a way, got to try to get away
'Cause you know, i gotta get away from you, babe

Oh, baby, the river's red, oh, baby, in my head
There's a funny feeling goin' on
I don't think i can hold out long

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 rivers run dry, baby, how would you feel ?

Craze, baby, the rainbow's end; ho, baby, it's just a den
For those who hide, hide their loves to depths of lie
And ruined dreams that we all knew so, babe

And when the owls cry in the night
And, baby, when the pines begin to cry
Oh, baby, baby, how do you feel ?
If the rivers run dry, baby, how will you feel ?

Oh, yeah, brave i endure, strong shields and lore
They can't hold the wrath of those who walk, in the boots of those who march
Through the roads of time so long ago


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 that the wrath of the gods got a punch on the nose, and it 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.

To find a queen without a king, they say she plays guitar and cries and sings...
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.


If it keeps on rainin', levee's going to break
When the levee breaks, have no place to stay

Mean old levee, taught me to weep and moan
It's got what it takes to make a mountain-man leave his home

Don't it make you feel bad
When you're tryin' to find your way home
And you don't know which way to go ?
If you're goin' down south and they've no work to do
Then ya go north to Chicago

Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

All last night, sat on the levee and moaned
Thinkin' 'bout my baby and my happy home

Goin', i'm goin' to Chicago, goin' to Chicago, i'm goin' to Chicago
Sorry, but i can't take you

Goin' down, goin' down, now, goin' down, goin' down, now, goin' down

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