That woman in the song is being called by the Piper, hence God. Dolly Parton covered this on her 2002 album Halos and Horns - Robert Plant said he liked her version. This song is beautiful and can have many meanings to many different people but you should just listen to it for what it is and not try to find any secret messages. No music these days can match to this. I was absolutely drained all day. One of if not the greatest lead guitar riff ever and drums that are so perfect it was heaven its self played them.
In the background between actual songs you can hare Page playing the intro to Stairway, not exactly as it was recorded 10 years later, but is was Stairway, no question about it. Robert Plant was no christian, so why would he write his defining lyric about jesus? The energy of the song then becomes incredible: Robert Plant's singing an octave higher, the distorted guitar bellowing, the rhythm section frantically pounding away. There are very few rhymes, yet the phrases flow effortlessly. 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. The path it is asking us to follow may be different from the right path we are supposed to follow, as the Piper of Hamelin led the mice to their deaths. The actual deep lorists believe the entire song is a complete piece of demonic messages coming through from some dark force. There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
Today bands that want to include satanic themes into their music, do it directly, in-your-face. It almost ruins the song completely. I mean really, Page bought Crowley's house. Zep will never be appreciated for all their great hits because they hide behind this one. Crowley is actually quite misunderstood. People just like to find ways to complain about everything.
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. Something that would stir emotion and imagination for generations. If you're given a sample of meaningless sound, you listen to it and cannot define anything special about it, that's what it is! Just a coincidence -- not hardly! And for all of those that have sought God and the truth and have achieved spiritual enlightenment, God will establish a new kingdom where all of those people will reside in peace and happiness for eternity. I personally know nothing of Led Zep's beliefs. There are some very interesting things that people have discovered but lets look at it forewords. The solo just puts it in a league of its own.
Unlike a chorus, the bridge typically does not contain lyrics. If it would be true it would only make the song even more brilliant. Through the years when radio stations play their year end songs of all time, this one is always in the top two. Page and Plant have denied that there is backward masking on Stairway, and they are telling the truth. Most likely as the apokolypcia rolls in, Satan will make many believe the child or younger is Satan and that he is the Christ.
The fans of the occultist theories have argued that this is a metaphor to indicate the initiation into a new type of pagan religion, some obscure, unknowm belief. And i recommend anyone who has only heard this song should hear their others, most likely: Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Immigrant song, Friends, Dazed And Confused, Black Dog, Rock n' Roll, Whole Lotta Love, The battle of Evermore, Kashmir, Bron-Ya-Aur, The Song Remains The Same, and. In this poem Palamas describes a gypsy woman who knows everything about the future. The one who's little path would make me sad. Written in 1971 by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and played by the unparalleled Led Zeppelin, this song instantly became insanely popular. And that is the true way to heaven. If you do not like this commentary then I apologize for wasting your time.
Being of wiccan belief, I find a lot of wiccan references in the song. Just because a song has only a few chords does not make it bad. There must be some hints in the lyrics oft the song 'Stairway'. If one reads the entire backward story, this is pretty much the message conveyed. It has even been reported that the song was actually booed by a few fans at this first public performance of it.
I have heard this song backwards, but it didn't do much for me. The world has never seen a day like this day. In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking. If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below. I don't think he made them to be a Satan follower, however. So powerful of this revelation your soul yearns for it, even as this song speaks to our souls.
It's not just drugs, or magic, or Tolkien, or whatever. And if you listen very hard The tune will come to you at last. Plant isn't wanting to leave America for materialism, seriously. And only a Fool would serve satan. Based on the impassioned, widely varied responses in this thread, I would say the guys have done top notch work - musically and lyrically.