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Robert Plant — Carry Fire
Album: Carry Fire
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Released: 2017
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 6
I sit and wait for you
Like so many others do
Just like they do for me
Well so I do for you

I'd carry fire for you
Here in my naked hands
I'd bare my heart to you
If you will understand

I was a stranger there
Inside your promised land
That turned me inside out
And turned me upside down

I'd carry fire for you
Here in my naked hands
I'd bare my heart to you
If you will understand

Just like
Just like
Just like I scarred you
Just like
Just like
Just like I scarred you

I'm reaching out for you
Across the broken gate
I feel the gathering years
Beyond these lonely wastes

I'd carry fire for you
Here in my naked hands
I'd bare my heart to you
If you will understand

Just like
Just like
Just like I scarred you
Just like
Just like
Just like I scarred you
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This song is so romantic and beautiful!  He has been exploring North African and Middle Eastern sounds for decades.
the more I hear this the more I love it
 santorkra wrote:
This is an absolutely terrible song. Enough already with the faux middle-eastern minor key dirges, Robert. 

 
Great, great song.  Nothing faux about craftsmanship.  And Plant has been digging into Middle Eastern/South Asian musical traditions his entire career.
plays too often on rp
wow... this has a wicked, wicked sound..    

goodness gracious

excuse me while I enjoy these rhythms...

{#Music} 
 chicago_mies wrote:
I like this song well enough but with the wide variety of music you play, why does this get played every.single.day?  Maybe at least mix it up with something else from the same album?
 
This seems to be the sentiment of many of, I thought I had mentioned it to RP earlier, but see that I have not, which tells me there are a lot of listeners thinking this same thing, but not mentioning it.  Unfortunately, I feel like Bill and/or Rebecca love it so play it A LOT but the end result is the rating goes down because we are getting sick of it.  At least that is true for me.  
No! No! No! Gosh; how many times do we have to hear this? What the heck is he singing about, anyway? Is he banging Loreena Mckennitt? Sounds like it (hope so). But please don't play this wishy twaddle so often -- please!
 RabbitEars wrote:
Since this sounds so much like Sufi music, I did a search to see if Plant had become one. Interesting article... 

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/world/americas/10iht-zeppelin.8662404.html
 
Interesting article, thanks for sharing.  Always loved how LZ blended various influences.
at least twice today! playing just before we left for dinner and again right after we returned.
 chicago_mies wrote:
I don't mind this song but why do you play it so much?  What makes RP so great is the variety but this song in particular seems to be played a LOT.  
 
I agree.  I came here to post a similar comment but you beat me to it.
I don't mind this song but why do you play it so much?  What makes RP so great is the variety but this song in particular seems to be played a LOT.  
Since this sounds so much like Sufi music, I did a search to see if Plant had become one. Interesting article... 

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/world/americas/10iht-zeppelin.8662404.html
Ouch.........Grating..... {#Stop}
I found this song to be very repetitious... almost to the point of sounding like a record skipping. Not for me at all.
I like this song well enough but with the wide variety of music you play, why does this get played every.single.day?  Maybe at least mix it up with something else from the same album?
sounds like trying to find the Kashmir magic again, but not doing it for me.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

He sounds more like Kaa every day ...
Image result for kaa



 
Great in concert recently, nice multi-modal vibe. But I still find this meme pretty true!
david@darluthier.com wrote:
Everyone keeps praising Robert for this, but what nobody seems to know is that even Robert himself gives the credit to Justin Adams: as Robert says himself, Justin is steering this ship.  

 
You are absolutely right. I think for that reason that Bill is mentioning the name of Justin Adams now regularly! 
This is a great song...but why play it so many times?
The whole album is fantastic and deserved to be heard as much as this song
 santorkra wrote:
This is an absolutely terrible song. Enough already with the faux middle-eastern minor key dirges, Robert. 

 

The song is great, his voice is lovely on that tune, if you do not like, why not PSD?
But his music has evolved as has his voice... Accept musicians grow, as they get older, and are influenced by all genres of music, and the band, does not play faux middle eastern dirges.... They know their instruments...

Btw, what are middle eastern dirges, as the Middle East play a whole range of music ... 

This is an absolutely terrible song. Enough already with the faux middle-eastern minor key dirges, Robert. 
Everyone keeps praising Robert for this, but what nobody seems to know is that even Robert himself gives the credit to Justin Adams: as Robert says himself, Justin is steering this ship.  
This song was okay the 1st few times, but it got old quick. I expect more from Plant.

He sounds more like Kaa every day ...
Image result for kaa


Song is *okay* but two plays, four or so hours apart?  (9:57am and 1:33pm)  That's a bit much.
Love the Middle Eastern vibe. The entire album is hypnotic like this. It grown on me with repeated listening.
I prefer the rock and roll Robert Plant.
Just plain love it. When you're not playing it, Bill. I am.
PS: If you're looking for Stairway to Heaven, that was then.
:)

Off to see him next Thursday, looking forward to it.
Please make it stop.{#Pray} 11 plays in 30 days?!

Sorry Robert, this ain't no Stairway by a long shot. {#Wall}
Not a fan of this at first, but it's growing on me.  That voice has always been haunting...Up to a 7.
oh WOW... new Robert Plant.  This makes me so happy Bill!  123K
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great voice, fabulous artist (the title Carry Fire brought to mind Svankmajer's "The Torchbearer"  : )
 MassivRuss wrote:
Heavy rotation lately. Just a mood, Bill?

 
Yeah, what's up with the everyday ( or what seems like it) play?
seems to be played everyday, but I rather enjoy it {#Guitarist}
but please do not over play might get fed up with 
 MassivRuss wrote:

Lost me at Radiohead. You gotta have physical copy of whiny depressing drone? 

 
Time to pull out the Anti-Nowhere League verse -

"You criticise us, you say we're shit
But we're up here and we're doing it
So don't you criticise the things we do
No fucker pays to go and see you"

That just about covers it.
Heavy rotation lately. Just a mood, Bill?
 Relayer wrote:
I bought the CD.  In this age of internet music piracy, I have amassed a very large collection of music, but there are still some artists where I will always buy the physical CD; Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Radiohead, and Robert Plant.  

He still regularly produces music that is relevant, innovative and beautiful.  VERY FEW people of his generation can claim that.

 
Lost me at Radiohead. You gotta have physical copy of whiny depressing drone? 
I bought the CD.  In this age of internet music piracy, I have amassed a very large collection of music, but there are still some artists where I will always buy the physical CD; Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Radiohead, and Robert Plant.  

He still regularly produces music that is relevant, innovative and beautiful.  VERY FEW people of his generation can claim that.
Anytime any day, fabulous!
I was at work listening and I thought "What is this song? I really like it!". Robert Plant does that to me.
So nice to hear new work from him....
once again a song catches my ear.  I need to stop what i am doing and just listen.  Very cool