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Question about a lyric in Stairway to Heaven

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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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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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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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There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold... This world of illusion. And she's buying a Stairway to Heaven... Basically she's using drugs to get high and close to Heaven. When she gets there she knows if the stores are all closed with the words you can get what she came for... buy another shot. Buy another hit. Predictable result..

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings... when you seek the truth you find a sign on a tree in the forest. Signs everywhere. Pointing in different directions. That's usually the experience when you your experience when you seeking the truth.

In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiving.

 the Songbird touching her emotions. Creating the longing for her to home. Some guilt and remorse. The Seeds of Doubt has been planted.

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 standing looking..
 the longing of her soul intensifies. Maybe her first taste of some spiritual experience from the past.
 
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...
 the beginning of spiritual practice. The piper the teacher. Standing long... Spiritual practice. Still the body still the mind. First experience of spiritual Bliss.
 
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.
 Bustle in your Hedgerow. Shedding the ego is a painful process. But it's the only way for spiritual progress. The May Queen.. the inner radiant form that will come. Two paths.. it's a difficult path. Sometimes you're on the narrow path sometimes you fall off the path. What time is irrelevant. How many lives have we been here?
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...
 reference to the inner audible life stream. The sound. The word. It's enticing it pulls the soul upwards. Beautiful words.
 
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.
 Shadows taller than our soul.. ego is the shadow. I think therefore I am. The human condition. She's now spiritually Awakened. She wants to share that. And 2 teach. Spiritual practice is hard. You have to listen hard. To be a rock and not to roll.. to hold what's true. Not the shadow.
 when all our one and one is all.. the universal truth of the spirit. And she's buying... reference back to what where she was at the beginning of the song. The most beautiful spiritual song. Surely god directed Robert Plant pen.
 

 

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