The ultimate rock song of my lifetime is Kashmir ( and Drapery falls but perhaps its more hard rock than this).  Plant and Page became the rock icons of our times. I don’t think it has ever been the case that I do not get goosebumps after listening to Kashmir be it winter or summer. Page is the best guitarist perhaps( I have not listened to Hendrix much, C always said Hendrix is the one and only ONE, I think C says it because Hendrix plays a left-handed guitar like him 😀 ).

Led Zepplin rocked the 70s, the time of liberation and left movement all over the world, my parents were lucky to be part of 70s youth, the literature movement, the rock scene, the blues, a new free world away from the Victorian hang over, music and literature rocked the 70s I hear from Atticus and Amma. The record collection we still have back in Chippi is a precious one. I need to get a record player from an antique shop and revive all those records indeed.

So here is Kashmir added to my juke box. 🙂

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars fill my dream
I’m a traveler of both time and space
To be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race
This world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait
All will be revealed
Talk in song from tongues of lilting grace
Sounds caress my ear
And not a word I heard could I relate
The story was quite clear
Oh, baby, I been blind
Oh, yeah, mama, there ain’t no denyin’
Oh, ooh yes, I been blind
Mama, mama, ain’t no denyin’, no denyin’
All I see turns to brown
As the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand
As I scan this wasted land
Try to find, try to find the way I feel
Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace
Like sorts inside a dream
Leave the path that led me to that place
Yellow desert stream
Like Shangri-la beneath the summer moon
I will return again
As the dust that floats finds you
We’re moving through Kashmir
Oh, father of the four winds fill my sails
Cross the sea of years
With no provision but an open face
Along the straits of fear
Oh, when I want, when I’m on my way, yeah
And my feet wear my fickle way to stay
Ooh, yeah yeah, oh, yeah yeah,
But I’m down oh, yeah yeah, oh, yeah
Yeah, but I’m down, so down
Ooh, my baby, oh, my baby
Let me take you there
Come on, oh let me take you there
Let me take you there

3 thoughts on “Kashmir

  1. Oh fucking fuck yes! Kashmir, as Plant once said, defines the band. I am divided, though, since Stairway is my fave song of all time. And it’s not just a fucking song, but a fucking experience. To me, the Beatles top the list of best rock bands of all time but Zeppelin is def in the top 5 — OF COURSE. 😀


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