Close the door, put out the light
No, they won't be home tonight
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold

They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through, oh
They choose the path where no-one goes
They hold no quarter
They hold no quarter, oh

Walking side-by-side with death
The devil mocks their every step, ooh
The snow drives back the foot that's slow
The dogs of doom are howling more

They carry news that must get through
To build a dream for me and you, oh, oh, oh
They choose the path where no one goes
They hold no quarter
They ask no quarter

They hold no quarter
They ask no quarter
Yeah
Without quarter, quarter, yeah (without quarter)
Without quarter, quarter, quarter
Taking no quarter
Oh, oh, oh (hear the dogs of doom) (no, never quarter)
I hear the dogs of doom are howling more


Lyrics submitted by zekey baby, edited by Mellow_Harsher, sokorny

No Quarter (Led Zeppelin cover) song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentWell i have to agree that the Led Zep original version is definatelly more creepy and has that eerie feeling that the Tool version kind of lacks (in comparisson to the original ofc) but despite that, i like the Tool version a bit more. It's that power in "locked in a place where no one goesss" maybe or i dunno.. i just like it a tiny bit more.
    I spit on the comparisson between the two bands that i see in here though. Music is about the way you feel not about competition. So one likes Led Zep more and someone else likes Tool more. No need to be an ass and bash either of the bands. They are both awesome and have contributed greatly to the Rock we all love.
    Also, the Tool's version is not an attempt to copy Led Zep, as i saw some idiots say. It's a TRIBUTE, meaning that they wanted to edit the song of a band that has influenced them greatly.
    Definatelly the best cover i've ever heard
    Stormbringer_Ruleron September 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIs it just me or does Maynard seem to be speaking from the other end of the specrum from what Led Zepplin wrote the song to be?

    This song is a great cover though
    joshthackon April 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree, joshthack - a pretty different (but totally awesome) interpretation of led zep, again highlighting how tool are supremely talented technically as well as artistically
    stayhumanon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdude (aneurysm1985), you couldn't have put it better, led zep just had that way with their music. it just fits the time that when you hear the song the first time you picture the knights riding horseback fighting off the opposing forces. but tool's cover definitely fits their style. this cover definitely rocks
    daffster13on July 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI look at this song as someone coming to grips with their own death.

    It reminds me very much of a person I just got to know just a few days ago, and we're talking and she brings up the fact that she may have cancer. She's had a cyst in her chest for over a year, which can't be healed, and her family gets different kinds of cancer very easily (she's already losing two close relatives to it). She says she could go at anytime, but she's okay with that.

    After she told me that, I listened to this when I got home and it reminded me of her, and her situation.
    heirophanton September 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't you think, 'Locked in a place where no one goes' is the half-melon, that is your head? Your mind? Believing so strongly in your opinion that you sometimes feel it's only you that exist, and that no one can understand the way you do. Just a thought.
    Al.B.Crazyon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best covers I've ever heard in my life!!
    Tool is one of the few bands of today that can produce such energy.........
    knowledge6on January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent cover of Led Zeppelin. However, I still like the orignal better.
    ledzepp115on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno way man, if ever there was a remake that was actually a tribute to a great artist, it is this song. Maynard takes a great song, adds new learics, and stretches it out to make it even better.
    joshthackon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs much as I love Tool (saw them in Brisbane about 4 months ago), and like some of the stuff they've done to the song, they still don't match the creepy feel that Led Zep had in the original!

    Oh well, its still cool!
    Aneurysm1985on July 19, 2002   Link

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