"In the Evening" as written by and Trevor Anthony Lawrence Trevor Lawrence....
In the evening
When the day is done
I'm looking for a woman
But the girl don't come
So don't let her
Play you for a fool
She don't show no pity, baby
She don't make no rules

Oh, I need your love
I need your love
Oh, I need your love
I just got to have

So don't you let her
Oh, get under your skin
It's only bad luck and trouble
From the day that you begin
I hear you crying in the darkness,
Don't ask nobody's help
Ain't no pockets full of mercy, baby
'Cause you can only blame yourself

Oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Yeah, I need your love
I just got to have

Oh, it's simple
All the pain that you go through
You can turn away from fortune, fortune, fortune
'Cause that's all that's left to you
Oh, it's lonely at the bottom
Man, it's dizzy at the top
But if you're standing in the middle
Ain't no way you're gonna stop, oh

Oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
I just got to have

Ooh, whatever that your days may bring
No use hiding in a corner
'Cause that won't change a thing
If you're dancing in the doldrums
One day soon, it's got to stop, it's got to stop
When you're the master of the off-chance
When you don't expect a lot

Oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Oh yeah, I need your love
I just got to have, I just got to have

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"In the Evening" as written by John Paul Jones Jimmy Page

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  • +5
    General CommentI am not entirely sure what the song means...but...
    it's my favorite song of all time. I think it's just a song meant to be played when you are driving down the freeway with someone you love.
    alice_mudgardenon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMaddest riff.


    I think this song is about the good and bad of love.
    Stojon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning I pull from this one....well.....I kinda see it as being about the hardships of love.....You can't live with it...But god knows you can't live without it......."It's lonely at the bottom, Man, it's dizzy at the top".....that says a lot....Your blue without a girl....but once you've got one...she'll give you a run for your money.......just my thoughts though.....
    Fool_in_the_rainon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song doesn't have a definitive meaning. The first two verses seem to be about a guy can't finding a girl, and when he does, 'its only bad luck and trouble'.

    The last two verses seem to be about the business world, usually not a zeppelin topic lyrically, but it makes sense. It's lonely at the bottom of the business, but you have alotta stuff on your plate at the head of the corporation, and when ur the middle man, ur basically everybody's bitch and you can't stop and rest cause your either taking or giving out orders.

    The chorus are basically self explanatory. They could have a connection to all verses in this song, by a lonely man just saying to a girl 'i need your love cause i have no one else', or a business man saying to his girlfriend/wife 'i need your love to forget about all the problems at work

    just a thought
    nirvanafan700on December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the music in this song and in "All My Love". The synth really adds
    Heyheywhatcanidoon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Carousalambra" is the best song on the Album, this comes a close second. very good tune.
    Ben2k9on May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso those are the lyrics... the way plant sings it you don't know what they are until you look at them, great song.
    Philadelphia Eagleson September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry my mistake, the song(In the Evening) is about the Devil and the Black Sabbath. Celebration Day and Achilles Last Stand are about the Pact with Satan. You want the meaning, here it is. After being a Zep Head for over 25 years and meeting Page a few years ago, believe me, this is the truth, study and dig deep for yourself, guess about a thing you really ought to know.
    roadrunner99on September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting interpretation....
    anyway, this is a very good song, at first glance it seems to be a song about somone who is controlled by his girlfriend and needs to stand up to her...and then his journey from the bottom back up.
    Royal0rleanson October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe same situation I went thru with a girlfriend and the same issue with her taken everything I got and more and when everything broke up I was devastated and really out wish to continue to live at times.
    zeppmanon October 15, 2004   Link

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