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Question about a lyric in Stairway to Heaven

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Beholder   

Hi, everyone.  

My name is Terri, and I am brand new to the forum.  I have already introduced myself in the "Meet and Greet" forum.  I have a question about a lyric in "Stairway to Heaven." I was hoping to find it on the main site, under "Discography,'' but that was no help.   Anyway, it is the use of the word, "soul'' vs "sole."   The following line is:  "Our shadows are taller than our souls."   Now, someone told me that it is "SOLE,"  like the soles of your feet.  I had always thought it was "soul."   Help?    Thanks in advance.

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19 hours ago, Beholder said:

Hi, everyone.  

My name is Terri, and I am brand new to the forum.  I have already introduced myself in the "Meet and Greet" forum.  I have a question about a lyric in "Stairway to Heaven." I was hoping to find it on the main site, under "Discography,'' but that was no help.   Anyway, it is the use of the word, "soul'' vs "sole."   The following line is:  "Our shadows are taller than our souls."   Now, someone told me that it is "SOLE,"  like the soles of your feet.  I had always thought it was "soul."   Help?    Thanks in advance.

Oh the wonders of the English language

Sole as in feet

Soul as in spirit

Sole as in fish ( Dover, lemon)

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kingzoso   
On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 0:33 PM, Beholder said:

Hi, everyone.  

My name is Terri, and I am brand new to the forum.  I have already introduced myself in the "Meet and Greet" forum.  I have a question about a lyric in "Stairway to Heaven." I was hoping to find it on the main site, under "Discography,'' but that was no help.   Anyway, it is the use of the word, "soul'' vs "sole."   The following line is:  "Our shadows are taller than our souls."   Now, someone told me that it is "SOLE,"  like the soles of your feet.  I had always thought it was "soul."   Help?    Thanks in advance.

I mean No Offense by this but it is "Souls".  The whole concept of the lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" is that it was meant to be ambiguous and Robert Plant wanted everyone to "decipher" what they wanted and willed the words to be to fit their own interpretation,  I have My own interpretations of the words to this "Epic" song, but I prefer to not share them because I do not want to start any controversy.  (Let's just say that I think that the whole Song and meaning are what Jimmy and Robert wanted and that was off the Occultic leanings, even way back in 1971 when the such matter were still not really known- and still not really known to this day). 

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15 minutes ago, kingzoso said:

I mean No Offense by this but it is "Souls".  The whole concept of the lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" is that it was meant to be ambiguous and Robert Plant wanted everyone to "decipher" what they wanted and willed the words to be to fit their own interpretation,  I have My own interpretations of the words to this "Epic" song, but I prefer to not share them because I do not want to start any controversy.  (Let's just say that I think that the whole Song and meaning are what Jimmy and Robert wanted and that was off the Occultic leanings, even way back in 1971 when the such matter were still not really known- and still not really known to this day). 

Nah, it's about sole (fish) in part about getting the best deal at the fish market. In fact, the working title was Salmon to Heaven.

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Beholder   
On 4/19/2017 at 11:58 PM, kingzoso said:

I mean No Offense by this but it is "Souls".  The whole concept of the lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" is that it was meant to be ambiguous and Robert Plant wanted everyone to "decipher" what they wanted and willed the words to be to fit their own interpretation,  I have My own interpretations of the words to this "Epic" song, but I prefer to not share them because I do not want to start any controversy.  (Let's just say that I think that the whole Song and meaning are what Jimmy and Robert wanted and that was off the Occultic leanings, even way back in 1971 when the such matter were still not really known- and still not really known to this day). 

That is what I told this fool, but he wouldn't listen.  I have always believed it was "souls."   LOL   Thanks

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