The Battle of Evermore
Led Zeppelin Lyrics


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The Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all

Oh, throw down your plow and hoe
Rest not to lock your homes
Side by side, we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all, oh, oh

I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley below
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon
Waiting for the eastern glow

The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness
The ground is rich from tender care
Repay, do not forget, no, no

Dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light
The apples turn to brown and black
The tyrant's face is red

Oh, war is the common cry
Pick up your swords and fly
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know, oh

Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath
The drums will shake the castle wall
The Ringwraiths ride in black, ride on

Sing as you raise your bow (ride on)
Shoot straighter than before
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back
Bring it back

At last, the sun is shining
The clouds of blue roll by
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes
Ah, ooh, oh, ooh, ah

Bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back
Bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back

Oh now, oh now, oh now, oh, oh now, oh now, oh now
Bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back
Oh now, oh now, oh now, oh, oh now, oh now, oh now
Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it




Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it
Bring it, bring it, bring it

Overall Meaning

The Battle of Evermore is a song that tells a vivid story with its lyrics. It begins with the Queen of Light taking her last bow before leaving, while the Prince of Peace faces the darkness and wanders through the night on his own. There is a sense of chaos and war brewing as the dark lord and tyrant gather their forces, while the people unite and wait side by side for the battle against the darkest of them all.


The story intensifies with each verse, as the drums of war shake the castle walls and the Ringwraiths ride in black. The song encourages the people to fight for what they believe in, no matter how difficult it may be. Eventually, the sun returns as the dragon of darkness is defeated, bringing balance back to the world.


Line by Line Meaning

The Queen of Light took her bow
The feminine diety took leave from the situation


And then she turned to go
She left, walking away from the scene


The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
The male diety accepted the darkness and negativity of the situation


And walked the night alone
He took sole action walking into the night


Oh, dance in the dark of night
Enjoy the darkness, embrace its beauty


Sing to the morning light
Celebrate the coming of a new day


The dark Lord rides in force tonight
A powerful negative presence is approaching


And time will tell us all
Only time will reveal what will happen next


Oh, throw down your plow and hoe
Stop working, focus on the approaching danger


Rest not to lock your homes
Do not be complacent, danger may still come inside your homes


Side by side, we wait the might
Together, we brace for the imminent danger approaching


Of the darkest of them all, oh, oh
The strongest negative force is approaching


I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley below
The approaching negative force can be heard in the distance


I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon
I hope for assistance from the divine beings of Avalon


Waiting for the eastern glow
Anticipating the coming of a new day


The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness
The good things in life can be found in simple things


The ground is rich from tender care
Good can come from taking care of things with patience and kindness


Repay, do not forget, no, no
Remember to repay those who have helped you


The apples turn to brown and black
The good things can also turn to bad


The tyrant's face is red
The leader of the oppressive force is angry and powerful


Oh, war is the common cry
A call to arms for battle is often heard in times like these


Pick up your swords and fly
Prepare to fight, to stand your ground or run away if you must


The sky is filled with good and bad
The world is filled with both good and evil


That mortals never know, oh
Only those who are not mortal can fully understand


Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow
The time until dawn feels long and difficult to bear


Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow
Weary eyes look to the sun, waiting for the new day to begin


The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath
No matter the pain during war, the aftermath is often worse


The drums will shake the castle wall
The sounds of war will be heard throughout the castle walls


The Ringwraiths ride in black, ride on
The oppressive force is approaching with authority


Sing as you raise your bow (ride on)
Sing and hope for the best as you prepare to fight


Shoot straighter than before
Fight as best you can to defeat the enemy


No comfort has the fire at night
There is no comfort in the night, for danger persists


That lights the face so cold
The fire does little to warm the cold, fearful faces of those present


The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back
Symbols marked in gold are written to restore balance


Bring it back
We must bring balance back to the situation


At last, the sun is shining
Finally, a new day has come


The clouds of blue roll by
The blue sky is visible once more


With flames from the dragon of darkness
The oppressive force has been defeated by rays from the sun


The sunlight blinds his eyes
The enemy is blinded by the new daylight


Bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back
We must restore balance once more


Bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back
Restore balance, work for the good


Oh now, oh now, oh now, oh, oh now, oh now, oh now
We must work together to bring balance


Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it
Continue to work for the good of all


Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it
Keep it up


Bring it, bring it, bring it
We can do it


Bring it
Let's restore balance




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Written by: James Patrick Page, Robert Anthony Plant

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Parth Narvekar

Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morn-ing light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe,
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley below,
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold
The seeds of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black,
The tyrant's face is red.
Oh the war is common cry,
Pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long
The beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ringwraiths ride in black,
Ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin' light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back.
Bring it back.
At last the sun is shining,
The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes.
Oh, bring it back, bring it back...



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Nadir acoustic cover

There is something magic in this song ..

D C

It's actual music.

JEZ Edwards

There certainly is 👌

Marcos Gonzales

No doi?

Taylor Sheeler

Absolutely agree

Matias Berton

There Is some some song on this magic

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rafmann

Apart from the storytelling and brilliant musicianship, this song has an ethereal quality that just transports you to another time and place

rouge moons

This is in Led Zeppelin IV, the first album I ever got. And every time I listen to this song it always takes me back to being 8 and driving with my mum and dad through the hills of Scotland. That echoey sound immersed me in the song as I was in awe of the immense scale of the mountains, it sounded as if they were actually singing through the valleys. Such a beautiful song.

Jennifer Martinez

I just really like the memories of hearing this song,along with LED ZEPPElLIN tunes from thier4th. Album ,cassette,that's real rock n roll

Lili Ortiz

I was 8 years old. I heard it with headphones and traveled to the recording studio... I imagined a house. Fantastic mandolin! voices! my girl vinyl record!

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