I personally don't believe there is
anything sinister at all about the song
Stairway to Heaven . The words are
really quite thought provoking. It
begins with words about living a life
that is only satisfied with material
"There's a lady is 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."
As the song progresses it becomes more reflective and even somewhat
"Your head is hummin' and it won't go, in case you
the piper's calling you to join him.
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."
I guess everyone must decide for themselves how they feel about this song. As
a guitar teacher, I definitley think it's worth learning because it is a true
rock and roll classic.
If you're just beginning to learn guitar, you might find Stairway to Heaven a
bit of a challenge to play, but it's not impossible. Those of you who have been
playing for awhile shouldn't have any problem. Of course, if your in a band,
then this song is a must to know as it is a great crowd pleaser. You will
definitely gain recognition and a good response if you can play it well.