"For Your Life" as written by and Robert Anthony Plant James Patrick (jimmy) Page....
You said I was the only
With my lemon in your hand
Oh oh oh oh
Exhibition is your habit
Emotion second hand
Oh oh oh oh
Had to pull away to save me
Maybe next time around
Oh
And she said, don't you want to?
Don't you want to cook it, cook it, cook it?
Hadn't planned to, could not stand to try it, fry it, na na na yeah

Ooh, heard a cry for mercy
In the city of the damned
Oh oh babe, damned
In the pits you go no lower
The next stop's underground
Oh, hello underground
Wine and roses ain't quite over
Fate deals a losing hand
And I said, didn't mean to, did not mean to fail
You didn't plan it, you over-ran it

You want to do it, you want to
You want to do it when you want to
You want to do it, do it when you want to

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)

When you fake it baby
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 want to
Do it, do it, do it
Do it when you want to

Oh, I can have you, baby
But I don't know what to do, yeah
Sometime, baby
Nothin' I could do
On the balance of a crystal
Payin' through the nose
And when they couldn't resist you
I thought you'd go with the flow

And now your stage is empty, bring down the curtain, baby please
Fold up your show
Hadn't planned to
Could not stand to fry in it
Hadn't planned it
I over-ran it (fryin')
For your life
For your life


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"For Your Life" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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  • +1
    General CommentWow this is a great song and only 4 other people have commented on it. First off I love this song. Second, w00t
    calvinkillipson January 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMusically this is my very very very favorite Led Zep song. I just love the catchy hooks in it. The first time I heard this song I was just floored.

    I do believe it is dealing with drug addiction but this song could be explaining how to program your DVR and it would still rock!!!
    Phadedjadedon June 08, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionWell___ Well Ho Ho___ Ho
    You said I was the only, With my lemon in your hand oh oh___ oh oh._____
    Exhibition is your habit, Emotion second hand__ oh oh___ oh oh_____
    Had to pull away to save me, maybe next time around.__

    Oh__ And she said:____
    Don't you wanna, don't you wanna cook it, cook it, cook it.____
    Hadn't planned to, could not stand,___ try it fry it,_________ na na na na yeah!

    Whooh ooh ooh ooh_____
    Heard a cry for mercy (from a gutter) in the city of the damned,
    oh oh babe, deep down_ in the pits you go no lower the next stop's underground, oh__ hel-lo underground.
    Your wine and roses ain't quite over, till favour____ deals a losing hand.___

    And I Said:
    Didn't mean to, did not convene to fluff it.__
    You didn't plan it, you over-ran it.________________________ Ah_________________

    You wanna, do you wanna, you wanna do it when you wanna.
    Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you, do it when you wanna.

    When you blow it babe____ You____ got to blow it right,
    oh babe if you fake it mama___ baby, fake with all your___ might___

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

    When you fake it mama, please fake it right for your-self babe,
    will you f - f - f, fake it baby,
    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, 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____________ yeah!

    On the balance of a crystal, Payin' through the nose,______ Snort! Snort!
    And when they couldn't resist you, I thought you'd go with the flow_______

    And now your stage is empty bring down the curtain baby please
    Fold up your show, Hadn't planned to, Could not stand to fry in it
    I Hadn't planned it, I over-ran it, Fry___ in it for your life, For your life.___________


    Lyrics from Off the the record - published by Time Warner Order Ref: 2912A

    In the book "Tight but loose" Plant in his depressive state in Malibu gave rise to the venomous theme of 'For your life'. "That was a bitter teaty with rock'n'roll." He commented later. "The girls who in 'Sick Again' had been wonderful were now suddenly... well they were hung on the balance of a crystal paying through the nose."
    Narkissoson December 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSounds like he says "coquette, coquette, coquette" which means "flirtatious woman".
    nat431on February 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is most likely about doing cocaine. Maybe about peer pressure to do it.
    goodtimesbadtimeson March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod this song is awesome
    cartman716on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! it seems like its about groupies offering drugs to led zeppelin or somethin..i dont know..
    royalnonesuch101on June 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell...two words to describe this song...PEER PRESSURE...its pretty obvious..anyway..this song is really cool! Every should listen to it!! ha...I really like this beat in it... its cool..
    LedZepLuveron January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe cocaine reference was not lost on me, and the images of an early death are apparant as well ("Wine and Roses ain't quitre over, Fate deals a losing hand").
    More than enough to (A) make me not do drugs, and (B) Learn to play guitar.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto roadrunner99....crowley was just a phony intellectual who gave everybody what they wanted to hear. doesn't make it the right path to follow.
    royharper_73on January 18, 2006   Link

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