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Stairway to Heaven

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by angelofdeath9308, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. angelofdeath9308

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    First of all, I know there are probably countless threads about this on the internets, but who cares. I'm curious to find out what Opeth board members think the song is about, because I can't figure it out. I've read different interpretations, including one that said that it's a Christian song (first link that pops up on google when you search "stairway to heaven meaning")

    Also, what are your thoughts on the song? I know there's many who think it's overrated. I'm not one of those. It's absolutely amazing, from beginning to end, even 30+ years after it was released.
     
  2. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    it's about cocaine abuse.
     
  3. i aint play this

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    I dunno, I think it doesn't have a real meaning. I remember a Led Zeppelin member (don't recall who) saying that even the guys in the band didn't know what the song was about.
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Yea I don't think it has some deep meaning, the lyrics too me pretty much look like the result of any ole group of guys just trying to write a catchy ballad.
     
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    Arasmas New Metal Member

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    i thought it was pretty well known that the lyrics are nonsensical, plant just made up whatever shit sounded mystical and epic
     
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    Antyman En Ful Jävel

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    I always thought it was about class differences, mixed with some acid visions.

    my favourite song to go nuts with the guitar and vocals with.

    EDIT: ... when drunk..
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    The Rodrigo y Gabriella version is amazing. I can't get enough of it lately.
     
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    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    I think it was just something to make metal/rock look bad.. psychologists said that anyone who listen to it backwards won't notice that there is a message unless they are already prompt.
     
  9. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    It's clearly about Wayne's World
     
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    It's about the most overrated song ever, along with Hotel California.

    (what? :D)
     
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    ^ ever heard anything by any pop artist?

    it deserves the rating, it's pretty much flawless when you think of it.
     
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    Kamel Trollhunter

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    It's about Plant and Page getting out of the closet..
     
  13. sotua

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    Lots and lots of things from a broad range of pop, rock, jazz and metal artists in a few languages.

    No. It isn't even the best LZ song. It's a nice song and all, but not "the bestestest song EVAH!!1!!1!!1one!" reputation it has.

    I don't care how "flawless" it is. It still isn't the bestestest song EVAH!11!!11oneandonetyone. I don't know what song I would take to a desert island given the choice of only one, but I know damn well that it isn't Stairway to Heaven. (Or Hotel California, another massively overrated track).
     
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    well well. I don't like Metallica. so they are obviously overrated.

    same thing goes for Mastodon and all black metal then.. overrated crap..
     
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    what do you guys think is the true meaning of hessial peel
     
  16. sotua

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    No, you're missing the point. I don't think Stairway to Heaven is a bad song. I like Stairway to Heaven. It's a good song. However, I do not think it is the best rock song ever recorded. Therefore, since that's the hype the song gets, I think it's overrated. See? It's easy.
     
  17. i aint play this

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    Yes, Stairway to Heaven is amazing, but LZ wrote much better songs imo.
     
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    I seriously can't think of another song to take it's place hype-wise.
     
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    Sort of what you do when you post, eh! And yeh, I completely agree with that "Hotel California" opinion. If I hear that song one more time, I will go into a ballistic bout of rage.
     
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    Can't see why his posts try to be mystical or epic :confused:
     

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