Robert Plant revealed that he could not relate to the lyrics of 'Stairway to Heaven' anymore.
"Of course, it was a good song," Plant 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."
Plant says, "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." Plant explained. "… It's a very beautiful piece. But lyrically, now, and even vocally, I go, 'I'm not sure about that.'"