Heart – Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors

Heart – Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors | Society Of Rock Videos

Robert Plant tears up watching the performance, and the reason is heart wrenching

I have to admit, every time I watch any tribute at Kennedy Center– it’s known that I will tear up and become emotional. This stunning tribute to Led Zeppelin was no exception.

In 2012, the surviving members of the iconic rock band, Led Zeppelin were celebrated by numerous musicians to honor their long standing career, and impact they have created in the rock scene.

Among the musicians chosen to pay tribute to the band were Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart.

Along with a massive ensemble that featured a choir and orchestra, the sisters deliver an authentic, moving rendition of “Stairway to Heaven“, that brought Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones to tears.

With over five million views of the performance on collective social media platforms, the video speaks volumes in regards to the impact this signature song has.

Check it out, below. I guarantee it will bring you to tears.

+Stairway to Heaven lyrics below+

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.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it 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 forests 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.
And 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 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 are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

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