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Slipped through the window by the back door
Caught short in transit with my love
Jumped up, fell back, cut off from romance,
How could I fall without a shove
Tip-toed like thunder on my feelings
You rock gently with your sighs
My knees are weak; my head is reeling
Consumed by the fire in your eyes
Stepped in and shattered my defences,
Just playing hookey with my heart
Slipped through my window by the back door
And took the keys to my poor heart, yes my poor heart
Try as I might, try as I may, yes I'll try anything to make you stay
Cause I need your love, yes I need you love, yes I need your love
Oh I need you love,
I'm looking high I'm looking low,
Can't find where did my baby, gotta find out why she ranaway
I don't know where did my baby stay,
Try as I might try as I may,
Yes I'll try anything to make you stay
Fire down the Boulevard d'Amour,
Shot through the neon in the night
Hot foot through alleys check the door ways
Try that old parking lot on Ninth
There's three course kissing in the same place,
But that don't help me out no more,
I've been away so long and dreaming,
Little girl ain't I seen you before



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    universaljFeb 26, 2010 at 8:18 am
    Burning down one side was probably a studio remark by plant about burning down side 1 of the lp with the torrid rock on this album. In this song he's on again about discovering that mystery girl, Roberta, he keeps harping on. There does seem to be an whole double life to the lyrics as opposed to these, which I've found to be the "official" lyrics.

    Stand over by the back door
    Come share your changes with my love
    Jumped up from backing off from romance
    How could I fall without a show?

    She don't look under all my feelin'
    You might be deadly with desire
    My knees are weak my head is reelin'
    Consumed by fire in your eyes (don't you know why? 'cause it's so wild).

    Find that boulevard to end-over
    She'll do the neon lights
    Hot foot in Atlantis checkin' doorways
    Try though boggled glow all night
    There's 3 car skids and in the same place
    Ah but that don't happen ah no more
    I've been waiting so long I'm dreamin\'.
    Little girl ain't I seen you, big boy.

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