“Stairway To Heaven”
it’s a bit of fun… what might the lyrics of the great great track really mean
if Robert plant had secretly been a Time Management trainer with an interest in happiness……..
“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
– money can’t buy you happiness
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
– Acquiring material things won’t make you happy
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
– Listen to others, don’t ignore the advice, but check understanding
– and look out for bias
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
– ignore the media and the system
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
– sunset = the future, end of your life
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
– There’s more to life than work and money – explore the world
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
– Think about how to live a better life
And the voices of those who stand looking.
– Don’t just watch, get involved. Come out of your comfort zone.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
– the power of teamwork, mastermind group
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
– Think logically about where you’re going in your life
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
– Persistence is needed for success
And the forests will echo with laughter.
– happiness from fun and nature as opposed to material possessions
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
– get rid of what doesn’t make you happy
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
– The Road Less Travelled, laziness is the root of all problems
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
– Goals that you write down will happen
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
– Not money, not careers, no fixed way to be happy
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
– more time in the past than in the future
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
– Anyone can achieve their goals
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
– meditate into the silence in order to be creative
When all are one and one is all
– We are all connected, and you reap what you sow
To be a rock and not to roll.
– be assertive and stick to your principles
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven”.