Jumat, 04 April 2014

Article#281 - Tangga Menuju Surga (?)

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying the 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 the 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 miss-given

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, 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

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, 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 the stairway to heaven

© Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. 1971.


Terangkum bersama tujuh lagu lainnya dalam album keempat band rock asal Inggris, Led Zeppelin, "Stairway To Heaven" kemudian menjelma sebagai salah satu single tersukses yang pernah ditelurkan Led Zeppelin. Album keempat yang sengaja tak diberi nama ini juga memuat beberapa lagu yang kemudian melambungkan nama Led Zeppelin dalam kancah musik rock era 70an. Meskipun albumnya sendiri tidak memuat nama band maupun judul albumnya, album ini biasa dikenal sebagai Led Zeppelin IV, merujuk pada tiga album sebelumnya yang diberi nama dengan format yang sama.

Dalam perkembangannya, berbagai single yang ditelurkan dari albu ini ikut mendongkrak penjualan album hingga mencapai 39 juta kopi, salah satu yang terbanyak dalam sejarah.

Sepertinya band lawas lebih jamak menghasilkan karya yang berkualitas. Atau hanya perasaan penulis?

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