Led Zeppelin / Stairway To Heaven

Pochette de l'album "Led Zeppelin IV" deLed Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV (1971, Atlantic Records)

La perfection est rare mais elle existe. Stairway To Heaven en est une preuve emblématique. Construction, mélodie, variations, arrangements, progression, son et équilibre des instruments, frappe extatique de la batterie, agilité et solidité de la basse, solo hypnotique de guitare, chant murmuré ou crié : tout est pensé, soigné, exécuté avec dextérité et sensibilité. On a beau réécouter ce morceau connu par cœur dans ses moindres détails, il n'est pas un léger défaut, une infime faiblesse, une furtive hésitation pour venir troubler la félicité qu'il offre de bout en bout. Aux bienheureux qui ont encore à le découvrir, on peut assurer que son titre n'est pas une fausse promesse.

26 mai 2019

Vidéo / Stairway To Heaven

Version originale.
Vidéo éditée par InnerMusicLove.


Paroles et musique : Robert Plant et Jimmy Page.


There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway
To heaven

When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get
What she came for

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes
Words have two meanings

In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts
Are misgiven

It makes me wonder

There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying
For leaving

In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those
Who stand looking

It makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead
Us to reason

And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo
With laughter

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

And it makes me wonder

Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

And she's buying a stairway to heaven



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