Led Zepplin will go down in history as the most amazingly talented song writers and bands ever!
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.At the same time, I instinctively knew that these guys were hugely unique and talented.They were going to set a trend in music and they did.It is not coincidental listening to "Stairway" backwards that the name of "Satan" surfaces 6 times.I don't believe it was either Robert Plant's or Page's intention to glorify Satan, but the dark side seems to always reveal itself in unexpected, shadowy ways. To be continued, Hi Music lovers, As I wrote it below last time, thes song 'Stairway' AND 'American Pie' were written by the same idea happening in 1970. There must be some hints in the lyrics oft the song 'Stairway'. How about the first three lines above from the beginning of the song that saying 'There's a lady who sure All the glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven'. Hi Music Lovers, I think that the idea of the lyrics of the song came from the same idea of being written as the lyrics of the song called 'American Pie' in 1971 by Don Mc Lean.
Then Don Mclean wrote a song 'American Pie' and Robert wrote a song 'Stairway To Heaven'.
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.
You are thinking and engaged in the composition and possible meanings.
Jesus said that Satan is the "prince of this world" and so it is.
Sadly, both Plant, Page and Bonham paid a dear and painful price for what they permitted themselves to be influenced by (whether consciously or unconsciously), thus their fame and fortune -- because the angel of light will always demand some form of collateral exchange.
That means it was impossible to write and record and release it in late 1971. Likewise, music reflects the consciousness of its Creator(s) at the time it was created, along with their past experience and their intention, as expressed in the lyrics or performance.