Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

«Stairway to Heaven» (Escalera al cielo) es una canción del grupo de hard rock británico Led Zeppelin, compuesta por el guitarrista Jimmy Page y el cantante Robert Plant e incluida en el cuarto trabajo de estudio de la banda, Led Zeppelin IV.

El enorme éxito de la canción y la negativa de la banda a editar esta canción en sencillo ha podido contribuir a que Led Zeppelin IV sea uno de los álbumes más vendidos de la historia.1​ No está enteramente claro si el título de la canción está inspirado en el título de una película. En las famosas revistas Guitar World y Rolling Stone, el solo de guitarra en La menor creado por Jimmy Page para esta canción fue elegido como el mejor de la historia, también la marca de instrumentos Gibson colocó este como el mejor en su lista de «Los Mejores 50 solos de la historia».


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 heavenThere’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 knowThere’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 youAnd 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 onYour 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 goldAnd 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 yeahAnd she’s buying a stairway to heaven