Led Zeppelin


Lyrics



Presence
1976

1. "Achilles Last Stand" (Page/Plant) 10:22
2. "For Your Life" (Page/Plant) 6:20
3. "Royal Orleans" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) 2:58
4. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (Page/Plant) 6:27
5. "Candy Store Rock" (Page/Plant) 4:07
6. "Hots On For Nowhere" (Page/Plant) 4:43
7. "Tea For One" (Page/Plant) 9:27


1. "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

With all the fun to have
to live the dreams we always had
woa the songs to sing
when we at last return again

sending off a glancing kiss
to those who claim they know
to know the streets the seaman hears
the devil is in his hole

Oh to sail away
to sandy lands and other days
oh to touch the dream
hides inside and never seen, yeah

Into the sun the south the north
lies the first of hope
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 eyes above the crowd

To seek the man whose pointing hand
the giant step unfolds
With guidance from the curving path
that churns up into stone

If one bell should ring
in celebration for a king
so fast the heart should beat
as proud the head with heavy feet, yeah

(Cool Guitar Solo)

Days went by when you and I
made an eternal summers glow
as far away and distant
a mutual time to grow

Oh the sweet refrain
soothes the soul and calms the pain
Oh Albion remains, sleeping now to rise again

Wandering upon the rings
what place to rest the search
the mighty arms of Atlas
hold the heavens from the earth

the mighty arms of Atlas
hold the heavens from the earth
from the eeeeaaaarrrrth
ooooooooooooooh

I know the way, know the way, know the way, know the way (2x)
I used to know the way

ooooooooaaaaaoooooooooooh

Oh the mighty arms of Atlas
hold the heavens from the earth
uuuuh ooooh aaaaaauuuuuhhhhoooohhhhhaaaaaaaahhh (you get the idea)


2. "For Your Life"

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
Whoo ooh ooh ooh

Heard a cry for mercy
In the city of the damned
Oh oh babe, damned
Impossible to go lower
The next stop's on the ground
Oh, low on the ground
You want to know is it quite over
To fame and tears and losing hair
And I said didn't mean to... did not mean to f-fail
You didn't plan it, you overran it...yeeeeeeah!

You wanna do it, you wanna
You wanna do it when you wanna
You wanna do it, do it when you wanna

When you blow it, babe
You got to blow it right
Oh baby, if you fake it, mama
Baby, fake with all your might
When you fake it, mama
Please fake it right

For yourself, babe, will you fake it?
You're fakin' it for your life
For your life
For your life
For your life

Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it
Do it when you wanna
Do it, do it, do it
Do it when you wanna

Oh, I can have you, baby
But I don't know what to do, yeah
Sometime, baby, nothin' I could do

Wanna find myself a crystal
Payin' through the nose

And when they couldn't resist you
I said "Just go with the flow"

And now your stage is empty
and now the curtain, baby please.
Fold up your show

Hadn't planned to
Could not stand to
(fryin!)
Hadn't planned it
I over ran in
(fryin!)
For your life
For your life


3. "Royal Orleans"

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

A man I know, went down to Louisiana
Had himself a bad, bad fight
And when the sun peeks through
John Cameron he sees (sandy???)
He kissed the whiskers and left and right
Whiskers!

Now, now, now
A fight subsides
Out at a hotel in the quarter
A friendship took a bash tonight
Now love gets hot
Look far for a sea with water
Grew whiskers sittin' there through the night

Whiskers!

Down on Bourbon street
You know it's right
You can see my friend
When they run around us in the night
Most everywhere
Until the closet's bare
Run for the razor, fun
Doin' up my hair

New Orleans queens
Sure know how to schmooz it
Maybe for some that seems alright
When I step out
I'm struck down with my sugar
She wears my cloak like fairy white
Now, one town love
Take care how you use it
And try to make it last all night
Take your pick
Be careful how you choose it
Sometimes it's hard to feel it bite.


4. "Nobody's Fault But Mine"

Ah, ah, ah ...

Oh, nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine, yeah
Trying to save my soul tonight
Oh, it's nobody's fault but mine

Devil he told me to roll
The devil he told me to roll
How to roll the line tonight
Nobody's fault but mine

Ah, ah, ah ...

Somebody show me the (gun? door? gong?)
Somebody show me the ding dong ding dong
I will get down rolling tonight
Oh, it's nobody's fault but mine

That monkey on my back
The m-m-m-m-monkey on my back, back, back
Gonna change my ways tonight
Nobody's fault but mine


5. "Candy Store Rock"

Well... Oh baby baby. Don't you want a man like me?
Oh baby baby, I'm just as sweet as anybody could be
Oh baby baby, I want to look to your eyes, of blue
Oh baby baby, It's more than anybody else could do

Well... Oh baby baby. You know when I see you walkin down the street
Oh baby baby, Well you lookin good enough to eat
Oh baby baby, I dont believe I've tasted this before
Oh baby baby, I want it now
And every mouthfull more of you.

Talk about you, Yeah.

Oh baby baby, You know that I wanted it more
Oh baby baby, I'm about to kiss goodbye to this store
Oh baby baby, It ain't the wrapping that sells the goods
Oh baby baby, I got a sweet tooth when my mouth is full of you.

Ooh baby oh baby its alright, its alright
Ohh baby its alright...its alright

Well, oh baby, baby, oh you sting like a bee
Oh baby, baby, I like your honey and it sure likes me
Oh baby, baby, I got my spoon inside your jar
Oh baby, baby, don't give me too much, don't make me starve

Oh baby, baby, sugar sister on a silver plate
Oh baby, baby, I need a mouthful and I just can't wait
Oh baby, baby, see the shaking in my hand
Oh baby, baby, don't mean to fumble but it tastes so grand
Tastes so grand, tastes so grand, baby it's alright

Oh baby it's alright, oh it's alright
It's alright... [repeat]


6. "Hots On For Nowhere"

I was burned in the heat of the moment,
oh! it could've been the heat of the day
When I learned how my time had been wasted,
Dear fellows I turned away
Now I've got friends who will give me their shoulder,
When I should happen to fall
Time and his bride growing older
I've got friends who will give me fuck all

La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, na, na, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, la

Corner of Bleeker and nowhere
In the land of not quite day
A shiver runs down my backbone
Face in the mirror turns grey
So, I looked 'round for a hitch from a reindeer
Said you oughtta find him out in the day
I turned 'round to look for the snowman
To my surprise he'd melted away, yeah

La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, na, na, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, la

The moon and the stars out of order
As the tide tends to ebb and sway
The sun in my soul's sinking lower
While the hope in my hands turns to clay
I don't ask that my feet fall on clover
I don't roam at opportunity's door
Why don't you ask my advice, take it slower
Then your story'd be your finest reward

La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, na, na, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, la

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

[guitar solo]

Lost on the path to attainment
Search in the eyes of the wise
When I bled from the heart of the matter
I started bleeding without a disguise
Now everything's finally happened
Now and then you've got to take time to pause
When you're down on the ground, don't be messin' around
Or you'll land in a boat without oars

La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, na, na, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, yeah
La, la, la, la, la, la

Hey babe, Hey babe, Hey babe,
I lost my way.

Hey babe, Hey babe,
I really, really did now.

Hey babe, Hey babe,
I don't know where I'm gonna find it.

Hey babe, Hey babe,
Do you wanna know,
Do you really, really, wanna help me, yeah?

Let me tell you now, babe
Let me tell you
That is fells so good that it must be right

Now my babe,
Let me tell you
That is fells so good that it must be right

Now my babe,
Let me tell you
If it feels, if it feels, if it feels, if it feels so good, so good, so good
Oh, yes.


7. "Tea For One"

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 slip into days
a minute seems like a life time
baby when I feel this way

to sing a song for you
I recall you used to say
oh baby this one's for we too
Which in the end is you anyway

how come twenty four hours
baby sometimes slip into days
a minute seems like a lifetime
oh baby when I feel this way

there was a time that I stood tall
in the eyes of other men
But by my own choice I left you woman
and now I can't get back again

how come twenty-four hours
sometimes slip into days

well well well
a minute seems like a lifetime
baby when I feel this way
a minute seems like a lifetime
oh baby
when I feel this way...I feel this way

 


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