Lyrics: Led Zeppelin

This page contains my transcription of the lyrics from the first Led Zeppelin album.
Good Times Bad Times / Babe I'm Gonna Leave You / You Shook Me
Dazed and Confused / Your Time Is Gonna Come / Communication Breakdown
I Can't Quit You Baby / How Many More Times

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Good Times Bad Times

In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man
Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things the best I can
No matter how I try, I find my way into the same old jam

Good times, bad times, you know I had my share
When my woman left home with a brown eyed man
Well, I still don't seem to care

Sixteen - I fell in love with a girl as sweet as could be
It only took a couple of days till she was rid of me
She swore that she would be all mine and love me till the end
When I whispered in her ear, I lost another friend

Good times, bad times [etc repeated]

I know what it means to be alone
I sure do wish I was at home
I don't care what the neighbours say
I'm gonna love you each and every day
You can feel the beat within my heart
Realise, sweet babe, we ain't ever gonna part

IconBabe, I'm Gonna Leave You

Babe, baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you
I said baby - you know I'm gonna leave you
I'll leave you in the summertime
Leave you when the summer comes a-rolling
Leave you when the summer comes along

Babe, baby, baby, I wanna leave you
I ain't jokin' woman - I've got to ramble
Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I will be there
I've really got to ramble
I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do
I can hear it callin' me back home

Baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you
Baby, you know I've really gotta leave you
I can hear it callin' me
I said don't you hear it callin' me the way it used to do?

I know, I'm never, never gonna leave you, baby
But I got to go away from this place - I've got to quit you
Baby, baby --
Don't you hear it calling me?

Woman, woman, I know, I know it's good to have you back again
And I know that one day baby, it's really gonna grow, yes it is
We're gonna go walkin' through the park every day
Come what may, every day
Bye bye, babe - I'm gonna leave you - go away

Oh baby, it was really growin'
You made me happy every single day
But now I've got to go away

Baby, baby, baby - that's when it's callin' me
That's when it's callin' me back home

IconYou Shook Me

You know you shook me
You shook me all night long
You know you shook me, baby
You shook me all night long
You shook me so hard, baby
Baby, baby, please come home

I have a bird that whistles
And I have birds that sing
I have a bird that whistles
And I have birds that sing
I have a bird won't do nothing
Oh, oh - buy a diamond ring

You know you shook me, baby
You shook me all night long
I know you really, really did, baby
I said you shook me, baby
You shook me all night long
You shook me so hard, baby
You shook me all night long

IconDazed And Confused

Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman - never bargained for you
Lots of people talking - few of them know
The soul of a woman was created below

You hurt and abused, telling all of your lies
Run round, sweet baby - Lord, how they hypnotise
Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been
Gonna love you baby - here I come again

Every day I work so hard, bringing home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away
Don't know where you're going - only know just where you've been
Sweet little baby, I want you again

Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman - never bargained for you
Take it easy, baby - let them say what they will
Will tongues wag so much when I send you the bill?

IconYour Time Is Gonna Come

Lying, cheating, hurting - that's all you seem to do
Messing around every guy in town
Putting me down for thinking of someone new
Always the same - playing your game
Drive me insane - trouble's gonna come to you
One of these days and it won't be long
You'll look for me, but baby, I'll be gone
This is all I gotta say to you woman
Your time is gonna come --

Made up my mind to break you this time
Won't be so fine - it's my turn to cry
Do want you want - I won't take the brunt
It's fading away - can't feel you anymore
Don't care what you say, 'cause I'm goin' away to stay
Gonna make you pay for that great big hole in my heart
People talkin' all around - watch out, woman
No longer is the joke gonna be on my heart
You been bad to me woman, but it's coming back home to you
Your time is gonna come --

IconCommunication Breakdown

Hey, girl, stop what you're doin'
Hey, girl, you'll drive me to ruin
I don't know what it is I like about you
But I like it a lot
Won't you let me hold you
Let me feel your loving touch

Communication breakdown - it's always the same
I'm having a nervous breakdown - drive me insane

Hey, babe, I got something I think you ought to know
Hey, babe, I wanna tell you that I love you so
I wanna hold you in my arms
I'm never gonna let you go
'Cause I like your charms

Communication breakdown [etc repeated]

IconI Can't Quit You, Baby

I can't quit you, baby
So I'm gonna put you down for a while
I said I can't quit you, baby
I guess I gotta put you down for a while
Said you messed up my happy home
Made me mistreat my only child

Said you know I love you, baby
My love for you I could never hide
Oh, you know I love you, baby
My love for you I could never hide
When I feel you near me little girl
I know you are my one desire

When you hear me moaning and groaning, baby
You know it hurts me deep down inside
When you hear me moaning and groaning, baby
You know it hurts me deep down inside
Oh, when you hear me holler, baby
You know you're my one desire
Yes, you are

IconHow Many More Times

How many more times?
Treat me the way you wanna do
How many more times?
Treat me the way you wanna do
When I give you all my love
Please, please be true

I give you all I've got to give
Rings, pearls, and all
I give you all I've got to give
Rings, pearls, and all
I've got to get you together baby
I'm so sure you're gonna crawl

I was a young man, I couldn't resist
Started thinkin' it over, just what I had missed
Got me a girl and I kissed her and then and then
Whoops, oh Lordy, well I did it again
Now I got ten children of my own
I got another child on the way - that makes eleven
But I'm in constant heaven
I know it's all right in my mind
'Cause I got a little schoolgirl and she's all mine
I can't get through to her 'cause it doesn't permit
But I'm gonna give her everything I've got to give

Oh, Rosie - oh, girl
Oh, Rosie - oh, girl
Steal away now - steal away
Steal away, baby - steal away
Little Robert Anthony wants to come and play
Why don't you come with me baby?
Steal away - all right - all right

They call me the hunter - that's my name
They call me the hunter - that's how I got my fame
Ain't no need to hide - ain't no need to run
'Cause I've got you in the sights of my guuuunnn!

How many more times?
Barrelhouse all night long
How many more times?
Barrelhouse all night long
I've got to get to you, baby
Girl, please come home
Why don't you listen to me, baby?
Why don't you please come home?
Why don't you please come home?

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