"Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics. It's about a woman getting everything she wanted without giving anything back." - Robert Plant
"I was holding a pencil and paper, and for some reason I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out the words, 'There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold/And she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leapt out of my seat." - Robert Plant
"To me, I thought 'Stairway' crystallized the essence of the band. It had everything there and showed the band at its best... as a band, as a unit. Not talking about solos or anything, it had everything there. We were careful never to release it as a single. It was a milestone for us.'' - Jimmy Page
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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