A fool in love
A crazy situation
Her velvet glove
Knocks me down and down and down and down
Her kiss of fire
A loaded invitation
Inside her smile
She takes me down and down and down and down

Her moves look good
A touch of desperation
From where I stood
She turned my head around and around and around

It comes kinda hard
When I hear your voice on the radio (hear your voice on the radio)
Taking me back down the road leads back to you

Oh-oh 29 Palms
I feel the heat of your desert heart (feel the heat of your desert heart)
Taking me back down the road leads back to you

Oh, I'm burning in love
A strange infatuation
Why cold cold touch, mmm
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, and you

It comes kinda hard
When I hear your voice on the radio (hear your voice on the radio)
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you

Oh-oh-oh 29 Palms
I feel the heat of your desert heart (feel the heat of your desert heart)
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you

Baby, now it comes kinda hard
When I hear your voice on the radio
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you
Oh, don't ya hear me baby, now

29 Palms
I feel the heat of your desert heart (feel the heat of your desert heart)
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you, you, you
Yeah-yeah-yeah
I'm coming home, oh oh

Gonna get there, gonna get there, don't ya know, babe
It comes kinds hard
I said when I hear your voice on the radio
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
29 Palms


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29 Palms Lyrics as written by CHARLIE JONES, DOUG BOYLE, PHILIP JOHNSTONE, ROBERT A PLANT

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, CTM Publishing

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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.

    eggeggeggon May 05, 2009   Link
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    Written about Alannah Myles (When I hear your voice on the radio). She and Robert were together for a while.

    magpi1on January 18, 2006   Link
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    I also heard that this song is about Alannah Myles.

    sogroovynowon June 17, 2007   Link
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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?

    supersanon November 20, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    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.

    magnanion July 25, 2009   Link
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    I Cant Believe no1s Written Nething Bout this. its such an ace song! seen it live twice:D

    Zep4lifeon December 18, 2004   Link
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    Love it Like everything he does

    lisaehastingson January 23, 2005   Link
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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

    edma0012on May 11, 2005   Link
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    AEenema(comment is on page 1) you must be high

    stuck_in_paradiseon April 01, 2007   Link
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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.

    cutteron January 25, 2010   Link

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