Hi Music lovers, I think Robert, the writer of the lyrics of this song, wrote the lyrics by choose the death of Janis Joplin in Oct. Because what he wrote shows us that some ideas of Janis. It says that 'There is a lady who's sure all that gillters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I think that's enough to understand that the lirics shows about Janis'. I think that these hints are enough to understand where the idea of the song came from.' So forget about the rest of the lyrics of the song, okey! I mean Both songs 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Ameican Pie' were happened to released almost the same time in the end of 1971. And this song is about the NEW WORLD ORDER and new age/shift in consciousness: rise of the anti Christ. I have a deep respect for music in general and this song in particular.
Because the image of Janis was that she seemed to wear accessories a lot shining like gold on her at that time and she passed away. Hi Music lovers, There were two tragedies happened in 1970 before the song was released in 1971. The key words of these likes are 'A lady' or 'All the glitters' or 'Gold'. Or 'she's buying a stairway to heaven' MEANS she actually died at that time! If you are interested in the idea of the writing of the song 'American Pie', please look into it on this blog, Songfacts. I'd like to offer some overall perspective from the 50.000 foot level.
For example, the word 'Book of love' on the song 'Rock n Roll', or the last song of the album 'When levee Breaks'. This thread is full of people with different backgrounds and mindsets.
Because there were same words on the song 'American Pie', too. One thing you have in common, in greater or lesser degree, is a degree of interest.
Surprisingly, the comments do not address some metaphorical or metaphysical aspects, and do not consider important cultural movements that were contemporaneous during the time of the initial creation and release of Stairway to Heaven.
Historians believe the Grand Duchess had an affair with Rasputin and as part of the Tzar's inner circle, Elizabeth almost certainly played a role in the plot to have the mad monk murdered.
today she owns half of Suriname, runs the website for Bohemian Grove and is very close to Queen Elizabeth.
This is certainly one of greatest rock songs ever written.
In my humble opinion, YES, Stairway to Heaven is a masterpiece, with deep and enduring meanings, as well as offering practical advice for improving your life.
And, as Robert Plant once expressed to a concert audience, STH is truly "A Song of Hope."The words to this Led Zepplin song, "Stairway To Heaven" has always been shrouded in mystery and that for several generations.