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Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

Updated on September 20, 2013

Led Zeppelin Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the most played tracks from the extensive Led Zeppelin collection, and appeared originally on their now legendary 1975 album Physical Graffiti and is ranked as one of the top 50 classic rock songs of all time.

The song actually took three years to complete, the lyrics being originally penned in 1973 by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and the score gradually came together with help from fellow band member John Bonham. I don't think there are any Led Zeppelin fans who feel that the waiting was well worthwhile. the full story of how Kashmir came to be can be found on Wikipedia, it's an interesting bit of Led Zeppelin trivia.

The double album Physical Graffiti was released in February 1975 and is Led Zeppelin's 6th studio album. As well as Kashmir, the album contains other Led Zeppelin classics such as "The Rover", "Houses Of The Holy" and "Trampled Underfoot".

Let the sun beat down upon my face

Stars to fill my dream

I am a traveler of both time and space

To be where I have been

Song Lyrics - Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

Written by: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from the Album: "Physical Graffiti" - 1975

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream

I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been

To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen

They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear

But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear

Oh, oh.

Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin'

I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground

And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land

Trying to find, trying to find where I've been.

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, I will return again

Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through 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

Ohh.

When I'm on, when I'm on my way, yeah

When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah

Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I'm down...

Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, well I'm down, so down

Ooh, my baby, oooh, my baby, let me take you there

Let me take you there. Let me take you there

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Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti featuring Kashmir

Kashmir Music Video

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Anthony Altorenna: It's one of my favorites too.

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Kashmir always gets a lot of airtime on my iPod!

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      Fey and Magisterial...what other band has ever spanned such contrasts so perfectly?

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      One of my favorite pieces of music of all time - great lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      zentao 5 years ago

      Another great song. Your taste in music must be close to mine because I see quite a few songs/artists I love on your lensmaster page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Led Zeppelin is awesome. I'm listening to Stairway To Heaven, I love that song. Then I'll listen to Kashmir, and should be well on my way to a grand day! Thanks for creating this Tony. ~ Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome Tony, am going to add this fabulous Kashmir lyrics page to my Music Hoodies lens. Many thanks!

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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

      Love reading lyrics being a poet in heart.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love Stairway to Heaven but Kashmir is a very close second - the Lyrics are very good

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      Ahhh...thanks for the sweet memories! Very cool.

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Led Zeppelin Kashmir is great, but my favorite remains Stairway to heaven. But that's coming from someone who is not a huge Led Zeppelin fan and I know very few of their songs (don't shoot me !)

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      EMangl 5 years ago

      my all-time-favorite song!

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