Favorite songs, #30~

30. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

[LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZb8s7Kxa4]
From: Led Zeppelin IV, 1971

This is a well-known classic and a beautiful one at that. It’s a song that gets inside my head, which makes me listen attentively to the lyrics and slowly builds up the pressure, right up until the moment of one of the greatest guitar riffs ever from Jimmy Page. It’s like a blur of feelings, it makes me want to scream along, but all I can do is play air guitar. And then, right when it’s taken you, Robert Plant comes in with the last verse and all I do is feel chills down my spine. Every time.

I recently wrote a report about the influence of materialism on subjective well-being. I referenced this song in the introduction, because it fitted perfectly; it’s about materialism and what it may do to you when your life lacks a spiritual basis.

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.