Robert Plant says he can't relate to the lyrics to 'Stairway to Heaven' anymore

News 06/11/2019

Robert Plant revealed that he could not relate to the lyrics of 'Stairway to Heaven' anymore.

Plant reflected on the classic Led Zeppelin song, telling UCR that he admires the musical construction, but now he finds it difficult to relate to the song.

"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.'"