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Song: Carouselambra
Album: In Through The Out Door [released Aug 15, 1979 (US) | Aug 20, 1979 (UK)]
Single: N/A
Credited to: Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant
Related Songs: N/A


Sisters of the way-side biding time in quiet peace, await their place within the ring of calm, ah-ah
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, ah-ah
All was joy and hands were raised towards the sun, as love in the halls of plenty overrun

Ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah, ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah

Still in their bliss unchallenged mighty feasts, unending dances shadowed on the day, ah-ah
Within the wall, their daunting, formless keep, preserved the joy that kept their doubts at bay
Faceless legions stood in readiness to weep, just turn a coin, bring order to the fray, ah-ah
and everything is soon no sooner thought than deed, but no one seemed to question in any way

Ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah, ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah

How keen the storied hunter's eye prevails upon the land, to seek the unsuspecting and the weak, ah-ah
And powerless the fabled sat, too smug to lift a hand, toward the foe that threatened them from the deep
Who cares to dry the cheeks of those who saddened stand, adrift upon a sea of futile speech, ah-ah
And throw the bane and make a stage as planned, there's no fair memory we cannot reach

I'm singin', ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah, ah-ahh, ah-ahh-ah-ah

Oh-whoa, oh-whoa, oh-whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh

Where was your word, where did you go
Where was your helping, where was your bow, bow

Dulled is the armor, cold is the day
Hard was the journey, dark was the way, way

I heard the word, I couldn't stay, oh-hoh
I couldn't stand it an-another day, another day-ay-ay
Another day, another day

Touched by the timely callin', roused from the keeper's sleep
Release the grip, throw down the key
Held now within the knowing, rest now within the beat
Take of the fruit but guard the seed

Baby, I couldn't stay

Held now within the knowing, rest now within the beat
Take of the fruit but guard the seed
Oh, take of the fruit but guard the seed

Influences: None found.