Robert Plant, in Rolling Stone's "Last Word" column, was asked if "people ever got the point" of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."
He said, "I have no idea. I mean, it was such a long time ago. I used to say, 'This is a song of hope.' And it’s crazy, really, because it was gargantuan at the time. The musical construction was, at its time, something very special, and I know that Jimmy [Page] and the guys were really, really proud of it, and they gave it to me and said, 'What are you going to do about this?' So I set about trying to write something to match the music."
I think he succeeded!
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