«Stairway to Heaven» («Лестница на небеса») - песня британской рок-группы Led Zeppelin, выпущенная на альбоме Led Zeppelin IV осенью 1971 г. - 50 лет назад. Авторы песни - гитарист группы Джимми Пейдж и вокалист Роберт Плант.

Jimmy Page   Robert Plant

«Stairway to Heaven» считается одной из лучших песен Led Zeppelin, и одной из величайших рок-песен всех времён. Соло Джимми до сих пор считается одним из лучших в роке, да и одним из лучших гитарных соло вообще. По версии журнала Guitar World, соло из «Stairway to Heaven» занимает 1-ое место в 100 лучших гитарных соло всех времён.

Jimmy Page   Robert Plant

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
Ooh, ooh, 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
You know

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
That's you

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
Remember laughter?

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah...

And it makes me wonder
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

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 is one and one is all, that's what it is
To be a rock and not to roll, oh yeah

And she's buying a stairway to heaven...