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Stairway to Heaven.. who here knows what it's about?

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Taylor  
3 Jan 2009 23:46 | Quote
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I've gone over the lyrics and I'm stumped. Does anyone here have any clue of what it's about?
brodyxhollow  
4 Jan 2009 00:32 | Quote
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People have debated this argument since it's release, and no one has an answer. I think it's like most songs should be - open to interpretation.
Empirism  
4 Jan 2009 05:58 | Quote
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Robert Plant's own explanation of the lyrics was that " it was some cynical aside about a woman getting everything she wanted all the time without giving back any thought or consideration."

He is also mentioned that lyrics of the song reflects parts of the book called "Magic Arts in Celtic Britain"

All I know.
Afro_Raven  
5 Jan 2009 14:48 | Quote
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When I asked him he said it was due to them all being fairly out of their faces on drugs so writing about all this weird psychedelic subject matter. Nothing more!

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EMB5490  
5 Jan 2009 15:17 | Quote
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drugs... stairway to heaven....your buying yourself a stairway to heaven, its about drugs.
Taylor  
5 Jan 2009 15:48 | Quote
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afro raven.. are u saying you met robert plant?
JazzMaverick  
5 Jan 2009 16:18 | Quote
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Fro's met loads of people, the lucky dude!
les_paul  
5 Jan 2009 16:19 | Quote
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Plant is a regular at Afro's local pub.
soy.el.che  
5 Jan 2009 16:20 | Quote
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yeah, les i remember that too
Afro_Raven  
7 Jan 2009 13:38 | Quote
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Yeah I don't see Rob as much as I used to cuz I'm away @ uni these days, but when I was @ home I generally saw him at least once a week. He's a really cool guy!

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Ozzfan486  
7 Jan 2009 13:40 | Quote
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Dude, that is just awsome!
brodyxhollow  
7 Jan 2009 14:10 | Quote
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I can't image what it would be like to see Robert Plant on a regular basis. I mean, he's just a human like all of the rest of us, but considering the body of work behind him... It's just insane to think about he's been playing music longer then some of us have been alive.
Taylor  
7 Jan 2009 18:40 | Quote
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tell robert that him and jimmy inspired me
EMB5490  
7 Jan 2009 19:34 | Quote
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tell him that i wana have his children lol. jk
soy.el.che  
7 Jan 2009 20:02 | Quote
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dont tell him anything, itd be fun to meet him without knowing what he has done
RelaxedDude  
7 Jan 2009 20:09 | Quote
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I went to a Robert Plant and Alyson Krauss concert over the summer

It was pretty radical
Taylor  
7 Jan 2009 20:43 | Quote
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didn't robert plant stop touring after the finale concert with jimmy just recently?
Afro_Raven  
8 Jan 2009 04:59 | Quote
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Yeah but there are a coupla pretty exciting things in the pipeline. It's early days yet and I'm sworn to secrecy but trust me he's got some fairly mindblowing things planned...

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EMB5490  
8 Jan 2009 06:47 | Quote
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do tell!
brodyxhollow  
8 Jan 2009 06:58 | Quote
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no, don't tell, id rather be surprised. plus you dont want to jinx it haha.
Crunch  
8 Jan 2009 20:54 | Quote
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Something tells me it's not about drugs. I see more of what Emp posted. It also appears to me that there are some (fairly vague) references to the Lord of the Rings. In particular, the "When I look to the West and my spirit is crying for leaving." It sounds a lot like Tolkien's elves who always have a yearning for the western sea. The smoke rings and "those who stand long" parts also seem to be in the same group with me.
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8 Jan 2009 21:46 | Quote
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THis one is creepy.
goodtunes  
9 Jan 2009 09:59 | Quote
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i dont buy into that backwards playing stuff. its open to suggestion. if someone would have flashed benign lyrics instead of satan, it would have sounded like they were saying whatever was being suggested.
brodyxhollow  
9 Jan 2009 11:31 | Quote
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or its just a freaky coincidence
soy.el.che  
9 Jan 2009 12:25 | Quote
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yeah, led zeppelin is too mucho into the lord of the rings to my thought.. ramble on seems to me a clear reference. for those who read the books of tlotr and the hobbit.. you can see clearly how tolkien was just starting to write and when he became more mature at it


tell me if its not afro_raven..
stairway to heaven.. i just dont see the connection with tlotr, for me, my interpretation of the song has a somewhat religious meanin, funny, cause drugs were the parents of many religions

DONT TELL AFRO. BUT WHEN IT HAPPENS, WHATEVER IT IS, I WANNA KNOW. TELL US RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENS....

see.. rob has trusted you with this one, n i believe more things. i think thats awesome,i believe that while being famous a lot of times its hard to trust people you didnt knew before you became..
Crunch  
10 Jan 2009 23:40 | Quote
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I think it's really cool that they are/were into Lord of the Rings. It's a great match for the mysticism and escapism that much of their music is about.

In addition, the difference between the narrative styles of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is intentional. The Hobbit was essentially intended to be a "children's" book, whereas the latter was aimed at an older audience. The Silmarillion, much of which was written before The Hobbit, contains an almost textbook like style of writing.
Pager  
12 Jan 2009 03:44 | Quote
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im sorry but has he REALLY met robert plant...liek soz for doubting u, i dont hav anything against u i jus find it hard to believe...

LED ZEPPELIN OWNS
6StringEvil  
12 Jan 2009 06:24 | Quote
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I WANNA MEET ROBERT PLANT AND JIMMY PAGE.... im willing to sell my girlfriend if it ensures my meeting with them... any takers?
Pager  
12 Jan 2009 07:34 | Quote
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I strongly agree with the statement posted by 6StringDevil.
Empirism  
12 Jan 2009 08:05 | Quote
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Hahhah, pager...I think there is lot more things that you cant believe xD


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