Robert Plant Says He ‘Can’t Relate’ to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Anymore

Robert Plant Says He ‘Can’t Relate’ to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Anymore

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Robert Plant admitted to no longer being able to relate lyrically to the Led Zeppelin classic, “Stairway to Heaven.”

On the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, Plant discussed his current thoughts on the song.

“Of course, it was a good song,” he said. “The construction of the song, the actual musical construction is very, very good. It’s one of those moments that really can stand without a vocal – and, in fact, it will stand again without a vocal, I’m sure, because it’s a fine, fine piece of music.”

However, he added that “lyrically, now, I can’t relate to it, because it was so long ago. … I would have no intention ever to write along those abstract lines anymore. I look at it and I tip my hat to it, and I think there are parts of it that are incredible. The way that Jimmy [Page] took the music through, and the way that the drums reached almost climaxed and then continued. … It’s a very beautiful piece. But lyrically, now, and even vocally, I go, ‘I’m not sure about that.’”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.

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