and yesterday i saw you kissing tiny flowers
but all that lives is born to die
and so i say to you that nothing really matters
and all you do is stand and cry
that's the way
live at earl's court
While on a 2 month retreat in the remote country side of Wales, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant took a long walk with a guitar and tape recorder and wrote this song next to a ravine. Bron-Yr-Aur, the 18th century cottage where they stayed had no running water or electricity lending to the albums overall acoustic tone. The lyrics are said to reflect Robert Plants views on ecology and the environment.