Monday, February 15, 2010

Yes There Are Two Paths You Can Go By...

And in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on....

It's been written that Led Zeppelin meant pretty much nothing by the mysterious lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven."   But after I saw this random video featuring Jack Nicholson demonstrating an hydrogen powered automobile, and a fairly extensive business plan to develop safe hydrogen power resources across America, suddenly it had some meaning for me.   How is it that this plan simply evaporated?  I hate to be paranoid, but I can imagine those little old oil companies might have had a hand in that.

Ooh, it makes me wonder....

I found this video on EcoTube,  Thousands of interesting videos there.  Check it out.  Maybe the next thing you'll know, you'll be hearing old music too.  Below:  lyrics and a great 1973 YouTube clip of Led Zeppelin doing their best thing the best way they know how.

"Stairway to Heaven"

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 heaven

There'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
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder

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 stand looking
and it makes me wonder
really makes me wonder

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 forest will echo with laughter

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
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, Ooh, it makes me wonder

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't 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 gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all is one and one is all, yeah
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying the stairway to heaven

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