CAROUSELAMBRA
John Paul Jones / Jimmy Page / Robert Plant
Sisters of the way-side biding time in quiet peace
Await their place within the ring of calm.   Ah~ahh.
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~ahh.
All was joy an' hands were raised towards the sun,
As love in the halls of plenty overrun.


Ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.
Ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.

Still in their bliss unchallenged mighty feast,
Unending dances shadowed on the day.   Ah~ahh.
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~ahh.
And everything is soon no sooner thought than deed,
But no one seemed to question in any way.


Ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.
Ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.

How keen the storied hunter's eye prevails upon the land
To seek the unsuspecting and the weak.   Ah~ahh.
An' powerless the fabled sat, too slow 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~ahh.
And throw the bane and make them stay as planned,
There's no terrace we cannot reach.


I'm singin' ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.
Ah-ahh. Ah-ah-ah-ahh.

Ohh-hohh.
Ohh-ohh.
Ohh-ohh.
Ohh!

Ohh.
Oh.

Ohh.

Where was your word? Where did you go__?
Where was your helping? Where was your bow?
                                                                              Bo__w.

Dull is the armour, cold is the da__y.
Hard was your journey, dark was the wa__y.
                                                                   Wa__y.

I heard the word. I couldn't stay. Ohh.
I couldn't stand it ano__ther day,
                                another day ay-hey,
                                another day,
                                another day.

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

Held now within the knowin'.
Rest now within the beat.
Take of the fruit, but guard the see__d.

They had to stay.

Held now within the knowin'.
Rest now within the beat.
Take of the fruit, but guard the see__d.

Oh, take of the fruit, but guard the see__d.