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.
Interestingly enough, I heard an interview with the group, "Heart" (the Wilson sisters) and it was funny because they said they attended a Led Zep concert in their youth and experienced the same reaction I had!
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.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.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.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 being said, some meanings embedded in this song became obvious to me in the mid 1970s.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.I read an interview from a guitar magazine circa 1996 (sorry, I forget the name of the particular magazine) in which Jimmy Page explained the tuning he used to write the demo version of "Stairway..." He realized that the guitar strings were out of order (E, A, D, G, B, e), so he bought a seven string and tuned it to alphabetical order (A, B, C, D, E, F, G). What if that the press wrote a headline that says 'The Day The Music Die' and that two young men knew about this tragedies and thought they wanted to write a song about this each other.