Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven Lyrics

Led Zeppelin Lyrics

Stairway To Heaven Lyrics
There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
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 Heaven

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder

There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it really makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on
And it makes me wonder

Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all, yeah
To be a rock and not to roll

And she's buying a stairway to Heaven

[Thanks to bradyharrer for correcting these lyrics]

Stairway To Heaven Info:

Stairway to Heaven is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Robert Plant on the meaning of the song: "Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics."

"The wonderful thing about "Stairway" is the fact that just about everybody has got their own individual interpretation to it, and actually what it meant to them at their point of life. And that's what's so great about it. Over the passage of years people come to me with all manner of stories about what it meant to them at certain points of their lives. About how it's got them through some really tragic circumstances ... Because it's an extremely positive song, it's such a positive energy, and, you know, people have got married to it"

The the only part Plant would really explain was the beginning, being about "a woman getting everything she wanted without giving anything back."

Robert Plant has denied the use of backward taping or satanic messages in the song. "It's really sad", said Robert Plant on the allegations.

In May 2014, Mark Andes, bassist of Spirit filed a copyright infringement suit on behalf of Randy California (lead singer of Spirit), against Led Zeppelin over the song claiming the opening sounds like their song Taurus. On why it took so long to file the claim: "Nobody had any money, and they thought the statute of limitations was done"... "It will be nice if Randy got the credit".

From the Album:
Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

November 8th, 1971

December 1970 - March 1971

Folk rock, hard rock



Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Jimmy Page

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