No Quarter Lyrics

Nobody's Fault But Mine
Thank You
No Quarter
Friends
Yallah
City Don't Cry
Since I've Been Loving You
The Battle of Evermore
Wonderful One
Wah Wah
That's the Way
Gallow's Pole
Four Sticks
Kashmir

Non Album Tracks:
What Is and What Should Never Be
When the Levee Breaks
The Rain Song
No Quarter
From Chris Warren's Robert Plant site used with permission


Nobody's Fault But Mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
Try to raise my soul to light
Nobody's fault but mine

Got a bible in my home
Got a bible in my home
Try to raise my soul to light
Nobody's fault but mine, yeah

Sister, she taught me to roll
My sister, she taught me to roll
I rolled there, Lord, the light
Nobody's fault but mine

I got a monkey on my back
I got a monkey on my back, back, back
I raise my soul to light
Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
I raise my soul to light
Nobody's fault but mine

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Thank You

If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
If mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me
Kind woman, I give you my all
Kind woman, nothing more

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain
Tears of loves lost in the days gone by
My love is strong - with you there is no wrong
Together we shall go until we die
Happiness - no more be sad
Happiness - I'm glad

And so today, my world it smiles
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles
Thanks to you it will be done, baby
For you to me are the only one, the only one
Kind woman, I give you my all
Kind woman, nothing more

So if the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
If mountains crumble to the sea, baby
There will still be you and me, you and me

I want to thank you
I want to thank you

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No Quarter

Close the door - put out the light
You know they won't be home tonight
The snow falls hard and don't you know
The winds of Thor are blowing cold
They carry news that must get through
To build a dream for me and you
They choose the path where no-one goes
They ask no quarter - oh, no quarter

Walking side by side with death
The devil mocks their every step
The snow drives back the foot that's slow
The winds of Thor are blowing cold
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
To build a dream for me and you
They choose the path where no-one goes
They ask no quarter - oh, no quarter

Oh, what misery without quarter
Oh, the pain without quarter

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Friends

Bright light, almost blinding
Black night still there shining
I can't stop, keep on climbing
Looking for what I knew

Had a friend - he once told me
You got love - you ain't lonely
Now she's gone and left me only
Looking for what I knew

Mmm - I'm telling you now
The greatest thing you ever can do now
Is trade a smile with someone who's blue now
It's very easy, just ah, ah, ah

Met a man on the roadside crying
Without a friend, there's no denying
You're incomplete, they'll be no finding
Looking for what I knew

So anytime somebody needs you
Don't let them down, although it grieves you
Some day you'll need someone like they do
Looking for what I knew

Mmm - I'm telling you now [etc repeated]

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The Truth Explodes (Yallah)

And your city will fall, and your corn won't grow
From the silence from the temple hear the truth explode
It is written in the dust - it is whispered in the wind
From the wisdom of the father, where the word begins

From the kingdom of gold and the stolen chance
You can join the celebration - see the children dance
And the bells will ring, and the crowd will roar
And the sand in the glass is gonna pour no more

Yallah, yallah, yallah, yallah --

And the rivers will freeze, and the hosts descend
Through the fire and the storm, to the bitter end
And the treasures and the gifts, and the words in tune
Will be cast through the heavens like an aura of ruin

And your city will fall, and your corn won't grow
From the silence from the temple hear the truth explode
It is written in the dust - it is whispered in the wind
From the wisdom of the father, where the word begins

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City Don't Cry
This is the English part of the lyric sung by Robert Plant

Oh - city don't cry
Oh - city don't cry
Is all your virgin truth turned to lies?
Are all your dreams of freedom monolith?
Is all your peace and justice so much myth?
Oh - city don't cry

Oh - city don't weep
Oh - city don't weep
For even brother Satan has to sleep
And all your tragic idols, they will rest in peace
And beautiful believers, their quiet counsel keep
Oh - city don't weep

Oh - city don't moan
Oh - city don't moan
Inside your gates I make my wanderers' home
And from your desert arms my fears have flown
Against your walls my demons turn to stone
Oh - city don't moan

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Since I've Been Loving You

I've been working from seven to eleven every night
It really makes life a drag
I don't think that's right
I've really been the best, the best of fools
But you know I did what I could, yeah
'Cause I love you, baby
Oh, I love you, baby
Oh, I love you, little girl
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind

Everybody tried to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good
I've tried, I've tried to do the best I could
I've been working from seven to eleven every night
Yes, it's a drag - yes, it's a drag
Lord, that ain't right, no, no
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind

Oh baby, I've been crying
My tears they fell like rain
Oh, stop these tears from falling
Mama, please stop these tears from falling

Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
You had the nerve to tell me you didn't want me no more
I open my front door - hear my back door slam
Hey baby, you must have a back door man

I've been working from seven, seven, seven
I know it's a drag - yes, it's a drag
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind
Please make me lose my worried mind

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The Battle Of Evermore

The queen of light took her bow and then she turned to go
The prince of peace embraced the gloom and walked the night alone
[Oh, dance in the dark of night]
The dark lord rides in force tonight and time will tell us all
[Oh, throw down your plough and hoe]
Side by side we wait the might of the darkest of them all

I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley below
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon - waiting for the eastern glow

The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness
The ground is rich from tender care - repay, do not forget
The apples turn to brown and black - the tyrant's face is red
[Oh, war is the common cry]
The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know

Oh, well, the night is long - the beads of time pass slow
Tired eyes on the sunrise - waiting for the eastern glow

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath
The drums will shake the castle wall - the ring wraiths ride in black
[Oh, sing as you raise your bow]
No comfort has the fire at night that lights the face so cold
[Oh, dance in the dark of night]
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back
Bring it back

At last the sun is shining - the clouds of blue roll by
With flames from the dragon of darkness - the sunlight blinds his eye

Bring it back - bring it back --

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Wonderful One

So throw it down Cleveland rain
The queen of love has flown again
To seek her daughter
Who must lie beside the thief
Whose golden tongue she will believe
Defies the order
Oh - that is why

Shall we dance and never stop
Take my hand and stop the clock
From turning over
Spirit weave and spirit bend
In the move that has no end
That we must follow
Oh - that is why

Show me your eyes, O light of the sun
Touch me with fire - my mind is undone
All life inspire - my freedom has come
I drift through desire - my wonderful one

When you do what you do
I can never, never, never let you go
When you feel the way you feel
You can never, never, never let it show

Show me your eyes [etc repeated]

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Wah Wah
This is the English part of the lyric sung by Robert Plant


From my island home I feel a chance
Kiss the tide - goes time and circumstance
Give me peace of mind and let me dance
Bury all my pain of years beneath the sand

On my heels these wings I gladly wear
Laugh into the face of anger and despair
Give me peace of mind and let me dance
Bury all my pain of years beneath the sand

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That's The Way

I don't know how I'm gonna tell you
I can't play with you no more
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me
My friend, the boy next door

I can't believe what people saying
You're gonna let your hair hang down
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long
You're in the darker side of town

And when I'm out, I see you walking
Why don't your eyes see me?
Could it be you've found another game to play?
What did mama say to me?

That's the way - that's the way it ought to be
Mama said, mama said that's the way it ought to stay

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes?
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying
Had they got you hypnotised?

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers
But all that lives is born to die
And so I say to you that nothing really matters
And all you do is stand and cry

I don't know what to say about it
But all your ears have turned away
Now's the time to look and look again at what you see
Is that the way it ought to stay?

That's the way [etc repeated]

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Gallows Pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends coming - riding many a mile

Friends, did you get some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my dear friends
To keep me from the gallows pole?
What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole?

I couldn't get no silver - I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my brother coming - riding many a mile

Brother, did you get me some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my brother
To keep me from the gallows pole?

Brother, I brought you some silver
I brought a little gold
I brought a little of everything
To keep you from the gallows pole
Yes, I brought you to keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, turn your head awhile
I think I see my sister coming - riding many a mile

Sister, I implore you - take him by the hand
Take him to some shady bower
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him
Save me from the wrath of this man, man, man

Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile
Tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many a mile, mile

Oh, yes, you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
She brought my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the gallows pole
Your brother brought me silver
Your sister she warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole --

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Four Sticks

Oh, baby, it's cryin' time
Oh, baby, I've got to fly
I've got to try to find a way
I've got to try to find a way

Oh, baby, the river's red
Oh, baby, in my head
There's a funny feelin' goin' on
I don't think I can hold out long

And when the owls cry in the night
Oh, baby, baby, when the pines begin to cry
Oh, baby, baby, how do you feel?
If the rivers run dry, baby, how do you feel?

Oh, baby, the rainbow's end
Ah, baby, it's just a den
Just a den for those who hide
Hide their love in depths of lies

And when the owls cry [etc repeated]

Brave I endure - strong shields of war
They can't hold the wrath of those who walk
Or the truth of those who talk
I'll never get away from you, babe
Never get away from you, baby

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Kashmir

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars to fill my dream
I am a traveller of both time and space
To be where I have been
To sit with elders of a gentle race
This world has seldom seen
And talk of days for which they sit and wait
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 baby, I've been crying
Oh, there's no, there's no denying
Oh yes, I've been sighing
Oh, there's no denying, no denying

Oh, all I see turns to brown
As the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand
As I scan this wasted land
Tryin' to find, tryin' to find out where I beeeeen

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace
Like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place
A yellow desert screen
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon
I will return again
Sure as the dust that blows high in June
When moving through Kashmir

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails
Across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face
To flaunt the straits of fear

Well, when I'm on, when I'm on my way
When I see, when I see the way, you stay

Oh, tell me where I've been
Please, tell me where I've been
Oh yeah, I can take you there
Oh baby, let me take you there

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What Is And What Should Never Be

And if I say to you tomorrow
Take my hand, child, come with me
It's to a castle I will take you
Well, what's to be, they say will be

Catch the wind - see us spin
Sail away - leave today
Way up high in the sky
Then the wind won't blow
You really shouldn't go
It only goes to show
That you will be mine
By taking our time

And if you say to me tomorrow
Oh, what fun it all would be
Then what's to stop us, pretty baby
But what is and what should never be

Catch the wind [etc repeated]

So if you wake up with the sunrise
And all your dreams are still as new
And happiness is what you need so bad, baby
Girl, the answer lies with you, yeah

Catch the wind [etc repeated]

Then the wind won't blow
You really shouldn't go
It only goes to show

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When The Levee Breaks

If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break
If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break
When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay

All last night I sat on the levee and moaned
All last night sat on the levee and moaned
'Cause I've got what it takes to make a loving man leave his home

Now crying won't help you - praying won't do you no good
Crying won't help you - praying won't do you no good
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

Worked on the levee, mama, all night and day
Worked on the levee, mama, all night and day
Worked so hard to keep that water away

Going down - going down now --

Just got to keep the water away --

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The Rain Song

It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before
It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low

It is the summer of my smiles - flee from me, keepers of the gloom
Speak to me only with your eyes - it is to you I give this tune
It isn't hard to recognise - these things are clear to all from time to time

I've felt the coldness of my winter - I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us - but I know that I love you so
But I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion - and like the wind they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold
This is the mystery of the quotient - upon us all just a little rain must fall
Just a little rain must fall