Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven Meaning
Stairway To Heaven Lyrics
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to...
anonymous Jul 11th, 2008 7:44pm report
It's not a SPRING CLEAN for the May Queen, it's a SPRINKLING for the May Queen! Most popular lyric sites have this wrong. For those of you who are not British, a hedgerow is a line of bushes. It's a reference to Shakespear's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
anonymous Jun 9th, 2008 6:00am report
Hmm..the great stairway to heaven. Great song and if anybody thinks it's satanic because of how it's played backwards is completely crazy. And no one should say they know what it's about..because last time I checked you weren't in the band Led Zeppelin and you didn't write the song.
anonymous Jun 1st, 2008 6:25am report
Honestly, I feel that to understand mosty of the Zeppelin songs, you would have to know every aspect that occured in Plant's life.
People often write about what's going on in their own life & no matter how much you think you know about Plant & Zeppelin, you'll never know absolutely everything. So obviously, most things you won't be able to interpret accurately.
anonymous May 12th, 2008 5:35am report
There's only one meaning to this song. Rock and Roll rules!
anonymous Mar 25th, 2008 3:18pm report
You are all idiots. It basically means live life to the fullest. "buying her stairway to heaven" refers to someone who buys happiness instead of seeking it out for themselves, simply that money just leads to greed and we need to find our source of happiness in life without it. "there are two paths you can go on, but in the long run, Theres still time to change the road your on" basically means that you can still change your ways of greed and become enlightened and not live your life around money.
anonymous Mar 16th, 2008 3:19pm report
Jimi page is god!!!!!!!
anonymous Feb 2nd, 2008 2:52pm report
I am pretty sure that this song is about a lady who sells her body for sex, and attains money that way. She tithes, thinking she can get into heaven, but she realizes that money isn't everything, and that her life is not a life that can get her into heaven.
anonymous Jan 19th, 2008 1:53pm report
I've been to a few sites and have done quite a bit of reading on this and I'm still perplexed. Many say the backmasked messages on most reported cases(other songs) to be unintentional . How can they be unintentional and be so clear ? I find most of the time the backward recordings to have sound groups that don't exist in the forward recordings so how could they be unintentional? I could see it if were a case of a random collection of clearly enunciated words but these are complete sentences , or thoughts . In regards to LZ's STH there are several stanzas with backmasking however the one I find the most interesting is the 'bustle in your headgerow' stanza which includes the word 'toolshed' . If it were not for that one word I might be able to entertain that it is unintentional however fans who are familiar with the bands backround will recognize the significance of this word being used and the context within which it is used .
who makes the determination if one songs backmasking is intentional or not and how do they come to that determination . I should mention that I'm agnostic and am not making any judgements or statements , just sincere curiosity . It is a controvercial topic worthy of intelligent debate .IMHO
I'll explain the 'toolshed' reference for those who aren't familiar: as most people know Jimmy Page once owned the Boleskin house in Scotland which had once been owned and used by aliester crowley for the purpose of his Magick rituals , he performed these rituals in an oratory he built and reffered to as the 'toolshed' he said during these occasions he and others witnessed shadowy figures coming from the 'toolshed and entering into the east side of the house . It is commonly believed the song STH was written there but it was actually written at another country mannor also owned by Page I believe that was in Wales . Even though Plant wrote the lyrics they both were interested in Crowley and magick , Page was quite a bit more involved than Plant and Page freely admits his interest . In all the years he owned Boleskin he never spent more than 6 weeks there says Page himself . The baskmask sounds decidedly to warn against satan so I do not consider it satanic unintentional or not
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When I first heard it, it sounded alright. long but alright. The voice is hauntingly beautiful and full of symbolism.
Piper refers to Pan a greek God who played this pipe thing that I just forgot. Pan is again an Arcadian god of lust and magic who seduces men and women with his pipes and wantonness.
This was a turn off, but I liked it so I kepted the song. Then someone said to check it out backwards. The first time I listened to it, I thought I was cool but I did recognize words.
I would have thought it an accident, if it was shorter by like 3 mins! It's like 8 mins long and enough to write any hidden message. That's why, to me it was intentional and although I practically memorized the first part after listening to it twice, its too odd and confusing to learn to play. Its never been interpreted correctly and is so controversial that it seems to be incomplete and thus, finished when played backwards...thats what I think.
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