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.At first, I thought the song writer of the song 'Stairway', Robert Plant, heard the song 'American Pie' in 1971 and he wrote the song 'Stairway' but both songs were released almost the same period of time in late 1971. Music, and its meaning, is to some degree a mirror, which reflects the listener's current state of mind at the time they hear a performance or read the lyrics, their attitude about life, and their past experience.
Yes, he was deeply moved, but I believe it was unsettling for him and he may or may not understand WHY, although I think he understands.
(Of course, this is conjecture on my part - but I found Plant's reaction to hearing the song just a little odd - even though he did manage an eye tear for it, overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of effort that was put in to the performing presentation.) From all I've gathered and read concerning this song and the way it came about, I don't believe Robert Plant is comfortable with it and would rather not have to remember the song that ironically made them famous.
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.
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.
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.
then I think that they happened to get the same idea of the writing of the lyrics of the song. So, in some sense, this song means something different to everyone.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.He might have been joking, but I hope not, because that's a beautiful story. 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.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.Just as an aside, Robert Plant's reaction to Heart playing "Stairway To Heaven" at the Kennedy Center, in the band's honor, was probably more of discomfort and pain.