Hots On For Nowhere

  • I was burned in the heat of the moment
    Though it couldn't have been the heat of the day
    When I learned how my time had been wasted,
    (And a) tear fell as I turned away

    Now I've got friends who will give me their shoulder,
    Event I should happen to fall
    Time and his bride growing older
    I've got friends who will give me fuck all

    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala, my baby
    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala

    On the corner of Bleeker and nowhere
    In the land of not quite day
    A shiver ran down my backbone
    Face in the mirror turns grey

    So I looked round to hitch up the reindeer
    Searching hard trying to brighten the day
    I turned around to look for the snowman
    To my surprise he'd melted away, yeah

    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala, my baby
    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala

    As the moon and the stars call the order
    Inside my tides dance the 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 field's full of clover
    I don't moan at opportunity's door
    And if you ask my advice, take it slower
    Then your story'd be your finest reward

    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala, my baby
    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala

    Oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh
    oh oh oh oh

    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 fine under heaven
    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

    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala, my baby
    Lalalalalalalala, yeah
    Lalalalalalalala

    Hey babe, Hey babe, Hey babe
    I lost my way

    Hey babe, hey babe
    I really, really, really

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

    Hey babe, hey babe
    Do you want to know
    Do you really, really, want to 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

    Now my babe
    Let me tell you
    It just feels, it just feels, it just feels, it just feels so good
    So good, so good
    oh yeah Writer/s: JIMMY PAGE, ROBERT PLANT
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • Stephen from California At David in FL, Black Country Woman is one of my favorites, as is Hots. Different tastes abound.
  • Rocksolan from Kyiv, UkraineWIKI says nothing about any car accident. It proposes a different version
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hots_On_for_Nowhere
  • Wayne from Crockett, TxSometimes its what you hear between beats that makes a song. Such is the case with Hots. One of Zeppelin's classics, it mixes so many styles of music into a delicious, chunky recipe that is quite tasty to the ears.
  • Bill from Topeka, KsI like this one of the underated song off of one one of the underated albums presence
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiI just listened to, sure enough, he says "Fluk". So the lyrics need to be changed.
  • Bill from Topeka, Ksi like this tune itis heavy
  • Donnie from Lambsburg, VaI think Plant used "Fluk" intentionally so he could get the point across without using the word.
  • Evan from Paramus, United Statesthis is zeppelins only song in which plant says the f word
  • Neil from Boston, MaWhat is wrong with this song, this song is great.
    I love how it has a slight pause in the middle of the drums, it makes it sound so awesome. I also love the first line, "I was burned in the heat of the moment, Oh! it could've been the heat of the day."
    this is also a wonderful song to sing along to.

    Plus Led Zep has never made a bad song... EVER!
  • David from Orlando, FlOne can be a Zeppelin fan without being a "fanatic" and it's certainly ok to say that the band didn't always knock it out of the ballpark with all their tracks--and this song is a good example of that, though I wouldn't call it bad or even their worst (for me, that would be 'Black Country Woman').
  • Chris from Whitesboro, NyPage Played this with The Black Crowes on their 2000 tour and I strongly recommend getting any performance that features this and In the Light, most notable the June 30th one............
  • Jeanette from Irvine, Cathis month i've made sure to hear all zep's songs (not counting live versions except how the west was won) except coda and unreleased stuff by going straight through my iTunes avoiding none.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScSong's good. not Zep's best, but it's pretty good. In fact, I don't think Zep has a bad song, but then again, I haven't heard all of them. I've heard most of them though.
  • Dale from Northamptonshire, EnglandNo way, this song is a great song to sing along too. One of my favourites of Presence, however everythings great. Take our band to pull all that out in a year.
    Love the chorus.
  • Aaron from Cleveland, Ohwhy hate this song? i think its good, the la la la part, nice and the ends sweet too
  • Nelson from Durham, NcMatt, I would not say that this is Zeppelin's worst, i hate it when people say that they hate the song, Zeppelin doesnt have any bad ones... ever
  • Pants from Calgary, CanadaYou'll notice theres a guitar riff in the song that is also in "Walters Walk". Presumably, at the time "Hots..." was written, Page figured it was good enough to recycle, since he figured nobody would ever hear "Walters..." which was only dug up and released after the band called it quits. The riff had its genisis during live performances of "Dazed and Confused", and can be heard on the new "How the West Was Won" live CD.
  • Adrian from Wilmington, DeI think this song definitely reflects the rushed nature of Presence, but it's definitely a quality song and the only one in which Zeppelin drops the F-bomb in the lyrics ;-)
  • Matt from Russell Springs, KyIMO, Zeppelin's worst. Sorry.
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