A Stairway to Where?

Since its release, it’s been one of rock’s most talked about albums. Surrounded in a wall of mystique, Led Zeppelin IV (actually released untitled) has both baffled and intrigued critics and fans alike.

After the poor reception of Led Zeppelin III (its acoustic / folk ballads left many wondering where the band was heading), this was something of a return to form. From the four symbols in the sleeve, which represented each member of the band, to guitarist Jimmy Page’s production, this was an album that was set to make a punch.

Try ‘Black Dog’ or ‘Rock and Roll’ for some proper rock vibes and that’s before we even mention the album’s masterpiece ‘Stairway to Heaven’.

For those looking for something a little more chilled, then ‘Going to California’ is the tune to go for.

And here are the lyrics below…

„Going To California”

Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.

Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart.

Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they’re all the same.

The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.

The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake

as the children of the sun began to awake.

Seems that the wrath of the Gods

Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;

I think I might be sinking.

Throw me a line if I reach it in time

I’ll meet you up there where the path

Runs straight and high.

To find a queen without a king,

They say she plays guitar and cries and sings… la la la

Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn

Tryin’ to find a woman who’s never, never, never been born.

Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,

Telling myself it’s not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.


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