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
Ohh.

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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    My InterpretationThis song is basically the song of the gods, best Led Zep song ever, beats Stairway to Heaven 10/10. That being said the lyrics aren't bad either, though ridiculously weird (like stairway to heaven) they have a good meaning if you sit down and try to see what Plant was trying to make of it.

    Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream = Let all possible things happen, good or bad, let me have a good life experience.
    I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been = I have gone through a lot to be where I am now
    To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen = Being with people like me (makes sense for a band to right something like this) and they are quite amazing
    They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed = We have experienced a lot but are still waiting/wanting for something

    Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear = Someone/something pleasant is trying to communicate with him
    But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear = He didn't really understand/care about what that object was trying to tell him
    Oh, oh.

    Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin' = I have had an amazing experience
    I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'

    All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground = I am now surrounded by awfulness and I am a part of that
    And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land = I am in a bad way amazed by this
    Trying to find, trying to find where I've been. = same

    Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream = What has happened to me seemed to be mysterious and left a lasting effect
    Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream = ("yellow desert stream" is a metaphor for something bad/evil) The things I've done/happened to me are [Yellow Desert Stream]
    My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again = (Shangri-La is a mystical, harmonious valley. Summer moon is a metaphor for preparing for something bad) I am preparing to come back, to stop this bad force that is against me
    Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir. = I am confident I will be victorious

    Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years = It is going to be a long journey
    With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear = Confident that I will persevere these bad things
    Ohh.

    When I'm on, when I'm on my way, yeah = I am going off to fight
    When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah = I am protecting/fighting for [something/someone]

    Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I'm down... = Things didn't go as planned
    Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, well I'm down, so down = Confirmation of above statement
    Ooh, my baby, oooh, my baby, let me take you there = let me finish this beast

    Let me take you there. Let me take you there = ("you" is probably himself or someone the protagonist appreciates) I am fighting for [something]

    An odd song, probably about someone that was very experienced and some sort of antagonist appeared (health issues, financial issues, etc.) and they are planning on taking it down. Hard. Quite some good song lyrics if you ask me, and they fit perfectly with the mood of the song
    jackson109on February 19, 2015   Link

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