“Led Zeppelin” is one of the greatest british rock bands of all times. And today I’m thinking in someone as great at this band, better actually.
This band was formed in 1968 but the members break it off in 1980
Anyway they got to do such great music that their separation as a band wasn’t enough to erase their songs of people’s minds.
Even today, more than 30 years later, we still remember Led Zeppelin as one of the best and we still sing to the songs than influenced multitudes.
Once in a lifetime we met persons that resemble this band…
Persons so special than not even in a million years we will forget.
Friends, mates, relatives, that influence our lifes forever with their unique personality that is is a gift of magic that will remain permanently.
And as it happened whit this band’s songs, the memories we create with those special persons are something to cherish and to rejoice in, accepting that even though there’s no easy way out of the pain of saying goodbye, we have to find strenght to smile again in name of the good moments. To celebrate the good fortune of having had the pleasure of meeting singular people who we will always love and remember.
Today’s song was perfect since the first time they record it and its only objective was to communicate a feeling, the band didn’t care about gaining fans or recognition so even though this song soon became famous they decided that nothing about it would be alter so it was never edited as a single, reason why it is almost 10 minutes long
Good music isn’t about the time it lasts but the statement it makes
It was composed by the great artist: Jimmy Page, who’s guitar makes a legendary solo and a memorable introduction along with the important flute tune and the piano notes. You can listen to it in this concert video where you’ll notice how its rhythm makes the song so enjoyable that you don’t even notice its lenght, and as a matter of fact it leaves you wanting more because it just keeps getting better as it gives unexpected turns in the music.
The lyrics of this song reminds us again about those ~one in a million~ persons who shine so bright that they are able to light up everybody else’s lives even without trying. For those kinds of people everything is possible and even when the future is uncertain we know they’ll reach a better place perhaps somewhere far away of us but where someday we’ll meet again. There doubt and sorrow will be forget. Meanwhile we must keep calm, look forward knowing that pain is temporary and thinking about how to make our path straight while finding resignation and trusting in God’s will. Because we all know people like that, amazing in their own way, who teach us how to fight, how to smile and how to keep going even at the hardest points of life. At the end we are all one, they will never leave us alone and ~shouting loud and clear~ we will always be with them at heart.
…And the sensible lyrics :
There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
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.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.Ooh, it makes me wonder…There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
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.
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,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
who shines white light and wants to show
how everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.