Tuesday, September 13, 2016

♫♫ One Of Those Zep Songs You Never Hear Played...... Carouselambra ♫♫

Sisters of the way-side bide their time in quiet peace,
Await their place within the ring of calm;
Still stand to turn in seconds of release,
Await the call they know may never come.
In times of lightness, no intruder dared upon
To jeopardize the course, upset the run;
And all was joy and hands were raised toward the sun
As love in the halls of plenty overrun. 

Still in their bliss unchallenged mighty feast,
Unending dances shadowed on the day.
Within their walls, their daunting formless keep,
Preserved their joy and kept their doubts at bay.
Faceless legions stood in readiness to weep,
Just turn a coin, bring order to the fray;
And everything is soon no sooner thought than deed,
But no one seemed to question in anyway. 

How keen the storied hunter's eye prevails upon the land
To seek the unsuspecting and the weak;
And powerless the fabled sat, too smug to lift a hand
Toward the foe that threatened from the deep.
Who cares to dry the cheeks of those who saddened stand
Adrift upon a sea of futile speech?
And to fall to fate and make the 'status plan'
Where was your word, where did you go?
Where was your helping, where was your bow? Bow.
Dull is the armour, cold is the day.
Hard was the journey, dark was the way. Way.
I heard the word; I couldn't stay. Oh.
I couldn't stand it another day, another day,
Another day, another day. 

Touched by the timely coming,
Roused from the keeper's sleep,
Release the grip, throw down the key. 

Held now within the knowing,
Rest now within the peace.
Take of the fruit, but guard the seed. 

They had to stay! 

Held now within the knowing,
Rest now within the beat.
Take of the fruit, but guard the seed...


  1. Ohh, this was from the "In thru the out door" album if im not too drunk to recall.

    I liked this Led album from all of the rest... and my peers thought I was stupid.

    They were probably right, but it is what it is.

    1. You are correct. In through the out door. It was a good album for sure.

  2. Remember it well, I do! Hadn't heard it in years. An unacknowledged master piece. My pre-consumed bourbon gave it a little extra euphoria.

    1. Hi bayouwulf :-) how's things?

    2. Same ol' stuff. Working to hard, for a 56 year old. I'm still kickin' though! Hope you are well. ;)

  3. Fricken Chicago cold winter ate my Zeplin 8track. Wrapped around the capstan, tossed somewhere around 111th. and Western. Thanks for the tune.

  4. Remember the inner sleeve of the original vinyl LP release of In Thru The Out Door and what was special and "trippy" about it? Watercolors. The entire album package was very cool. Wrapped in brown paper bag type paper, the outside jacket had several different versions.

    The advent of CDs destroyed cool album covers. Not to mention the fact we had to find another way to de-seed our weed! ;)


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