An interpretation of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven

In the song Stairway to Heaven Robert Plant expresses Led Zeppelin's fascination with the way young American people will identify with Rock music and the song itself is a metaphor for this as the lyrics make you think it's about something besides music, when it's just about a genre called Rock He's also talking about how Americans don't know the difference between Rock 'n' Roll and Rock and fail to realize Rock's imported from England Plant says the new music, Rock, can be a solution to the division of listening habits in America Forget you listen to one type of music and I listen to another Let's all listen to the new music, Rock

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven
The lady is Lady Liberty, the symbol of America The stairway she's buying is the album Led Zeppelin IV because the song wasn't released as a single Metaphorically she's buying into as hip or cool what the British record companies sold her
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 song bird who sings, sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven 
The writings on the wall what's going on with these record companies, but you're gonna look for another meaning of these lyrics cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
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
Plant describes the unseated crowd at an outdoor American concert smoking their weed and wonders about these kids who come to their concerts
The forests will echo with laughter
Rock 'n' Roll was happy music and it's recordings sometimes included laughter, whereas Rock, not
If there's a bustle in your hedge row don't be alarmed now, it's just a spring clean for the May Queen
A reference to the poem the "May Queen" by A. Crowley but probably the May Queen here represents the forces behind the record companies and the Queen of England A bustle in the hedgerow can be their purging of certain musicians, or of certain genres Can also represent cheap fly by night music that won't get or stay on the charts or be of any consequence musically, and in that may be included Plant may be marginalizing the importance of Zeppelin's first three albums which relied heavily on blues and gospel
Dear lady can you hear the wind blow and did you know your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
(a) Can you hear the flute? That's Jonesy on keyboard, and did you notice he's carrying the song? (b) Do you have any way of knowing what the record companies are gonna sell you next? (c) Did you know there is no stairway? (d) You won't be young or live forever
And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls
Well we're all Rock stars weather you're just a young impressionable listener or Zeppelin themselves
Shines white light and wants to show how everything still turns to gold
Rock invites white identification and achieves gold record certification
The piper's calling you to join him
A record company executive calls on you to be a Rock fan
When all are one and one are all, to be a rock and not to roll
The American people will unite as Rock listeners and musicians and not roll back to previous genres including Rock 'n' Roll or roll on to other genres Long live the Queen, Rock