And this song is about the NEW WORLD ORDER and new age/shift in consciousness: rise of the anti Christ. I have a deep respect for music in general and this song in particular.
I'm not saying that Plant consciously understood that he was being influenced, but he was just the same.
It is not coincidental listening to "Stairway" backwards that the name of "Satan" surfaces 6 times.
So, in some sense, this song means something different to everyone.
Our lives reflect what we continually think about, all the things we take in, such as food, TV, ideas, beliefs, habits, people.
Led Zepplin became popular when I still in high school and I was rather off put by their lyrics and their on stage persona...
I liked rock n roll as much as the next kid did, but their lyrics seemed overtly sexual in nature.
Music, and its meaning, is to some degree a mirror, which reflects the listener's current state of mind at the time they hear a performance or read the lyrics, their attitude about life, and their past experience.
I'd like to offer some overall perspective from the 50.000 foot level.
This thread is full of people with different backgrounds and mindsets.