Robert Plant Says He Cannot Connect with the Lyrics to "Stairway To Heaven" Anymore

November 5, 2019

Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" is known as one of the greatest rock songs of all time, and vocalist Robert Plant says he no longer relates to the lyrical content of the song anymore.

While speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, Plant says that as happy and proud he is of the song's composition and ability to stand the test of time, he does not feel the same way about the lyrics compared to when he first wrote them. “Lyrically, now, I can’t relate to it, because it was so long ago," says Plant. "I would have no intention ever to write along those abstract lines any more. 

He later adds, “I look at it and I tip my hat to it and I think there are parts of it that are incredible. The way Jimmy Page took the music through, and the way that the drums 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.’”