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Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
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, 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
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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