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29 Palms Lyrics

A fool in love - a crazy situation
Her velvet glove knocks me down and down, down, down
Her kiss of fire - a loaded invitation
Inside her smile she takes me down and down, down, down

Her moves look good - a touch of desperation
From where I stood she turned my head around, round and round

It comes kinda hard when I hear your voice on the radio
Taking me back down the road that leads back to you
Twentynine Palms - I feel the heat of your desert heart
Taking me back down the road that leads back to you

Oh, I'm burning in love - a strange infatuation
What a cold, cold touch - what must I do, do, do, do?
The heat and the dust increase my desolation
In God we trust - always for you and you and you

It comes kinda hard when I hear your voice on the radio
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you
Twentynine Palms - I feel the heat of your desert heart
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you

It comes kinda hard when I hear your voice on the radio
Taking me back down the road that leads back to you
Twentynine Palms - I feel the heat of your desert heart
Taking me back down the road that leads back to you
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May 13, 2002
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For me the song is exploring the vagaries of love, the desert is allegorical in its meaning I think, even if 29 Palms was featured in a real life romance either personally experienced or read about. Though on reflection upon listening to the track I think to be able to write a song like this, you must have had first hand experience of something in your life, because it is mightily emotionally charged. I think it's possibly based on his own life experience of love and loss and the resulting confusing thoughts and emotions which derive from these experiences. The sense of isolation in the desert, the reflection, feelings, the sense of longing to return to a past or current love. Those landscapes, those places allow your mind to open up, like a moment of realisation and everything makes sense. I may be wrong, but this is how I interpret it. An amazing tune....Love it.

This may be another interpretation. Knowing what I know of Robert Plant, which isn't much, in regard to his tenure with Led Zeppelin, with songs like "Achilles Last Stand", "Gallows Pole", "Immigrant Song", "Kashmir", "Misty Mountain Hop", "No Quarter", and "The Battle of Evermore," I think the meaning of“29 Palms” may be more metaphorical in its nature. By that, I mean, he is taking a physical reality, that is, a particular location and the contemporary circumstance of the location, to convey a multi-layered explanation of its reality: not only its reality but our reality. Basically, Mr. Plant is using a...

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Written about Alannah Myles (When I hear your voice on the radio). She and Robert were together for a while.

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I also heard that this song is about Alannah Myles.

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AEenema.. no he did not walk right away.. before leaving he placed his hands on the man's chest and brought him back to life.. i can't believe you missed that part?? are you freakin crazy?

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I think that the song is about the place 29 Palms. I actually been living in 29 Palms for 10 years now. My mother, being a big fan of Led Zeppelin, told me about this song. She said that he would come out to Pioneertown (a town about 45 minutes away from 29 Palms) every couple years and preform for some of the locals. Another thing is, when he sings, "In God We Trust" he could be referring to the Marines and the base. The base might be significant due to the fact that it is the largest Marine base in the world, I believe. "Her velvet glove knocks me down and down, down, down Her kiss of fire - a loaded invitation" could also be referring to the training on the base. Finally, when he sings "Taking me back down the road that leads back to you" could lead back to a saying that goes along the lines of 'Once you visit, you always want to come back.' Which I found true in a lot of cases. Of course, all of this is just my opinion.

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I Cant Believe no1s Written Nething Bout this. its such an ace song! seen it live twice:D

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Love it Like everything he does

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as a huge Zep fan, i am really embarrassed to admit i just figured out he did this song. i thought it was cover. just when i think i am becoming the shit, i get knocked back down. im pretty sure he is singing about the Mojave dessert oasias. check it out 29palms.com

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AEenema(comment is on page 1) you must be high

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I agree the song is about the town 29 Palms and perhaps a love affair he had with someone in that locale. Robert Plant has been known to frequent the area, along with quite a few other rock stars, who come to the area to perform, party, and sometimes settle.

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