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.To reiterate - the meaning of this song lies in your life experience, your day to day mindset, and your degree of intentional attention directed at this song.
It sounded as if a lady who had money wanted to buy her way into heaven -- with that said, that's about all I understood of the song that seemed rather dark at the seams, with it's mystical, ambiguous language, all the while speaking about "heaven".
Led Zepplin became popular when I still in high school and I was rather off put by their lyrics and their on stage persona...
Robert Plant had an uncanny voice with unearthly range and Jimmy Page played like no other. Page was so taken with Alleister Crowley he bought his home!
The four of them together created a hauntingly, uncharted, wild and amazing sound. With that said there is no mistaking the symbolism embedded in Zep's albums.
Led Zepplin will go down in history as the most amazingly talented song writers and bands ever!