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
Leave 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

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by sobky200, ironIvan

Kashmir song meanings
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    General CommentI am shamed by how many ignorant and puerile comments on these pages.


    1. Kashmir is NOT in Africa, it is in India, North-West to be exact.

    2. It is NOT a town or city, it is a region or more correctly, a state. Officially 'Jammu and Kashmir', the capital is Srinagar.

    3. Ownership of the area has been in dispute between India & Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. (Independance)

    4. It IS near the Himalayas which are mostly in China, Nepal, Bhutan and partly in India. The region is mostly mountainous, The Zaskar Mountains and Panjal Range as well as part of the Ladakh Range and Karakoram Range to the North.

    5. Kashmir is also a type of fine wool that obviously comes from the sheep that are in the region.

    6. Kashmir was originally titled "Driving to Kashmir"

    7. It was written while on the road from Goulimine to Tantan in south Morocco (Spanish Sahara).

    8. The inspiration for the lyrics came from the fact that the road went on and on with sandrock ridges two miles to the east and west of the road.

    9. It is one of Plant's favourites together with 'In The Light'

    10. The surviving members all consider Kashmir to be _the_ quitessential Led Zeppelin.
    bonzos4stickson June 08, 2003   Link

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