"Ten Years Gone" as written by and Robert Plant Jimmy Page....
Then as it was, then again it will be
And 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

Changes fill my time, baby, that's alright with me
In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be

Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had
Do you ever remember me, baby
Did it feel so good
'Cause it was just the first time
And you knew you would

Through the eyes an' I sparkle
Senses growing keen
Taste your love along the way
See your feathers preen
Kind of makes makes me feel sometimes
Didn't have to grow
We are eagles of one nest
The nest is in our soul

Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
Never thought I'd see your face
The way it used to be
Oh darlin', oh darlin'

I'm never gonna leave you
I never gonna leave
Holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on


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"Ten Years Gone" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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  • +7
    General Commentthis song gives me an erection and im a girl
    komcd27on October 12, 2008   Link
  • +7
    Song MeaningA man who told me he loved me ten years ago and whose feelings I didn't reciprocate, came back into my life about eight months ago...he's grown up in those ten years, and he just sent me the lyrics to TEN YEARS GONE in a message...and it tore me up. It so fits what has happened between us, to him, to me, since then. We're giving it another try, and this time I'm knocked off my feet by his intensity and depth of feelings for me. Craziness! Led Zeppelin has always been my favorite band of all time.
    girlwholovesmusicon June 10, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General Comment[Due to a 1st Amendment of my Constitutional Rights, the publisher is not allowed to block this user's comment]

    Then as it was, then again it will be
    An' though the course may change sometimes
    Rivers always reach the sea
    Flyin' skys of fortune, each have separate ways
    On the wings of maybe, downy birds of prey
    Kind of makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to go
    But as the eagle leaves the nest, it's got so far to go

    Changes fill my time, baby, that's alright with me
    In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be

    Did you ever really need somebody, and really need 'em bad
    Did you ever really want somebody, the best stuff you ever had
    Do you ever remember me, baby, did it feel so good
    'Cause it was just the first time, and you knew you would

    Do the eyes not sparkle, Senses goin' keen
    takes me a love for 'long the way, to see her feathers preen
    Kind of makes makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to go
    We are eagles of one nest, The nest is in our soul

    Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
    Never thought I'd see your face the way it used to be
    Oh darlin', oh darlin'

    ooooh

    oh darlin'

    'ey yeaaah

    oh darlin'

    I'm never gonna leave ya. I'm never gonna leaa-eaave ya
    ten years gone
    ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone
    ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone
    TheKoosteron November 13, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song reminds me of the sweetest girl i ever met, I lost her a while back, but now I'm getting back together.

    Then as it was, then again it will be :)
    zoso15128on June 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm 18 and everybody in my school thinks i'm weird cus I listen to Classic Rock. I have yet to find a new band that's as good as Zeppelin, and they are only my 4th favorite band (Kansas, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, in that order).

    After Kashmir, my fav zep song, 2,3, and 4 are very hard to pick. Any zep fan who doesn't have stairway in their top five is not a tru zep fan. But Ten Years Gone and Fool in the Rain are so awesome as well. I couldn't even begin to try to put them in order.

    Anyway, I have read recently on Wikipedia that the song is about a woman who told RP that it was either "her or the music". He sees her ten years later, and he wonders if she had ever thought about him. It appears to me that it was the first romance for each of them("do you ever remember me baby, did it feel so good, CUS IT WAS JUST THE FIRST TIME, and you knew it would.") I can't even imagine how hard it was for him to pick. You can tell that he really loved her, or he wouldn't have written about her later (I'm sure that made his wife angry, him writing a love song about another woman.) On the other hand, when you have that desire to create art, you really can't just ignore it.
    WYWHon May 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionwow, this is one of those songs I never caught all the lyrics to, but just liked its overall sound and vocal style. But this changed for me yesterday.

    I'll explain.....

    30 years ago I met and fell in love with an amazing woman. my bad habits and overall insecurity caused us to part company 20 years ago. No calls, letters, casual or indirect contact for a complete 20 years. But I remained deeply in love with her. 2 failed extended engagements/relationships later I was basically still a bachelor when I managed to contact her thru facebook. Turns out we were both single and I took her out for dinner. We have been almost inseparable for 6 months now.

    Yesterday, this song came on the radio and I caught a few lyrics. So I looked them up....

    "then as it was, then again it will be".

    I read the whole thing and was stunned, thinking how closely one persons experiences and emotions can compare to your own is uplifiting to say the least. (I got chills)

    In Plant's situation he probably made a good descision choosing his music over his love. Im my case I made some bad descisions, and its a life changing experience to get a second chance.

    This song will remain very special to me until I pass on from this world, and maybe longer.

    Oh yes, and the music is just as amazing as the lyrics.

    tb1999on July 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, this is my favorite Zeppelin song. I don't know the exact meaning, but that's ok cause its beuty and arteesticness is just awsome. I love the calm laid back but strong riffs of Jimmy Page, which kind of portrays his personallity if u get what i'm saying (The man is a great guitarist but never talks, I've only heard him speak once). The slow deep poetry of Plant is also very impressive. Overall, I believe this is the real Stairway.
    neoramon July 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNeed I say more?
    TenYears_Goneon October 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto PinkFloydrulez: e-mail me and i'll offer you a zeppelin show for a copy of the show you are talking about i've got at least 15 shows but no '77 ones
    bonzo1277on December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHIS IS THE BEST SONG IN THE WORLD.
    babon September 12, 2005   Link

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