Page/ Plant
Записана и смикширована в ноябре/декабре 1975 года
на студии Musicland Studios, Мюнхен (Германия).
Запись и микширование Кейта Харвуда (Keith Harwood).
Инженер Джереми Ги (Jeremy Gee).
Впервые выпущена 31 марта 1976 на альбоме «Presence» (Swan Song 8416).
Выпускалась также 21 сентября 1993 года на сборнике «Boxed Set2» (Atlantic 82477).
Выпускалась также 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526).
Presence Boxed Set2 The Complete Studio Recordings

В этой песне Джимми Пейдж занялся самоцитированием. Гитарный риф заимствован из песни «Walter’s Walk«.

The reference to `Corner of Bleeker and nowhere’ sounds like it might be a reference to Bleeker Street, in which case there are several he might be referring to. There is a Bleeker Street in New York City, in Greenwich Village, which is home to many aspiring musicians and is the location of some small bars that Jimi Hendrix and others played in before they became famous. Also, this Bleeker Street is very close to the building on the cover of «Physical Graffiti«, and may be adjacent to, or actually converge with St. Marks Place at some point. There is also a Bleeker Street in London which is famous for having lots of pubs on it. New Orleans, in keeping with the delta blues style of the album, may also have a street named Bleeker. Another lyrical reference to Bleeker Street is in the Simon and Garfunkel song «Bleeker Street». The rest of the song is something of a diatribe by Plant against close friends «who would give me fuck all», the people in question apparently being Jimmy Page and Peter Grant.


I was burned in the heat of the moment,
Oh, it could've been the heat of the day
When I learned how my time had been wasted,
Dear fellows I turned away
Now I've got friends who will give me their shoulder,
When I should happen to fall
Time and his bride growing older
I've got friends who will give me fuck all 

Corner of Bleeker and nowhere
In the land of not quite day
A shiver runs down my backbone
Face in the mirror turns grey
So, I looked around for a hitch from a reindeer
Said you oughta find him out in the day
I turned around to look for the snowman
To my surprise he'd melted away.

The moon and the stars out of order
As the tide tends to ebb and sway
The sun in my soul's sinking lower
While the hope in my hands turns to clay
I don't ask that my feet fall on clover
I don't roam at opportunity's door
Why don't you ask my advice, take it slowerv Then your story'd be your finest reward.

Lost on the path to attainment
Search in the eyes of the wise
When I bled from the heart of the matter 
I started bleeding without a disguise
Now everything's finally happened
Now and then you've got to take time to pause
When you're down on the ground, don't be messin' around
Or you'll land in a boat without oars
Hey babe, Hey babe, Hey babe,
I lost my way.

Hey babe, Hey babe,
I don't know where I'm gonna find it.

Hey babe, Hey babe,
Do you wanna know,
Do you really, really, wanna help me, yeah?

Let me tell you now, babe
Let me tell you
That it feels so good that it must be right

Now my babe,
Let me tell you
That it feels so good that it must be right…


Перевод Ильи Кормильцева


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