Stairway to Heaven Backwards Full Lyrics

Because I’ve noticed some people searching for the “full lyrics to Stairway to Heaven reversed” and probably find my lacking in that regard, I will post an email that I received this morning, partly here and partly in the comments. (It’s too long to include the whole thing on the main page.)

Well, you have certainly caused a stir here. It seems that everybody is flocking to your site. Nice work. I must tell you, though, you have it wrong. Here are the lyrics to the part that you have on your site:

So here’s to my Sweet Satan.
The other’s little path
Would make me sad,
Whose power is faith.
He’ll give those with him 666.
And all the evil fools,
they know he made
us suffer sadly.

I have discovered that the ENTIRE Stairway To Heaven is a full and COMPLETE backwards message. EVERY word from start to finish is undeniable and distinguishable.

Easily heard if you know what to look for. I wired an old record player’s motor to run in reverse, and got out my old copy of the album. It’s very scary. As I played it backwards last night over 10 times, I got chills down my spine every time. How it was done, I haven’t a clue. I have changed my opinion that the computer is the best vehicle to listen to it backwards. It was definitely made for vinyl, and the needle moving in the wrong direction combined with the grooves of the record make it clearer. I don’t think that the computer can duplicate that. THIS below is the absolute and correct translation of the lyrics to ‘Stairway To Hell’ WORD FOR WORD without any chance of there being any mistakes.
Trust me, THIS IS IT:

Plaaaay backwards,
Hear why its sung here, oppositioner..
Allll on track, all arriving
They all sing, and they are one.
Shall I loathe you now, parishoner?
Oh hear Him, Christian within me.
It stirs my sin; the river,
Oh, she swells with our lousiness.
All my life will end for him?
We’re all out of signs,
I know I’m sorta shocked
To hear The Lord,
My God now will save me!
Oh I will n’er be saved,
Because I live with Satan..
One wish today;
That you’ll all pray for
Three who will make it here late.
Pray now and you’ll see..
The ‘Lord’ turned me on,
But, oh, I was the shaggy fool..
Clothed in agony,
Lost at a height.
There’s no escaping it,
Nor his woes..
So here’s to my Sweet Satan.
The other’s little path
Would make me sad,
Whose power is faith.
He’ll give those with him 666.
And all the evil fools,
they know he made
us suffer sadly.
“Family won’t get loose,
They’re offered me.”
Always soothes the worker.
Always will be as we know now
“I see ruins,” said he,
“the world they offered me?
Who wished the Lord’s fall?”
If we lose feather,
Say you’ll save me!

And no wimps can bend the rules..
And no wimps can do..

Hunt next to the shore,
‘Cause they see all from there,
See here’s the news,
Who walks with mute grief!
Perhaps no-one found thee…
“Heavy, lift me out,”
Spake the Reve,
“Someday, failed, we’ll lose one line-up,
They’ve gotta leave forsaken.”

And no wimps can do..
And no wimps can do…

He, who say the lords
Thoth have our laws,
Maat must be superb. Mass is ended..
Over there,
He who should learn thee.
Any moot that serves by my sworn music,
I wish it with snow be shushed,
All for my mass’s sake.
Hear why its sung,
here, oppositioner, Ohh..
He who should show
May make his show worthy,
To look, for us, odd.. sickly,
There’s one chance – take his show.
Hold thy head,
Hear why its sung here. oppositioner.
Who owns this earth built below?
Oh sweet Israel…

Granted the lyrics he provides are possible, but I still hear the lyrics I originally posted. I listened to the whole song backwards with these “full and complete lyrics” in front of me and yeah a lot of them you can hear – the power of suggestion is pretty strong. But a lot of the words are hard to hear imagine, even when you know what you are listening for. Let me just finish by saying that anyone who believes this whole Stairway to Heaven backmasking thing is anything more than a neat coincidence is not the sharpest crayon in the box. Sorry guys, I know its fun and everything but let’s get real.

For example, I had a different person recently thank me in an email and tell me about how she was throwing her old albums away because of it…

Dear Jeff,
Thanks for your Stairway to Heaven (and other songs) backwards! I’m putting my old Led Zeppelin albums from the 70’s in the trash straight away!

Much appreciated!

I can hardly believe it. Next time you or anybody you know, wants to throw out collectors items including their old Stairway to Heaven vinyls, please send them to me instead.

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  1. If anyone has downloaded the "Stairway to Hell" track that already has the song reversed and slowed, you still might doubt the authenticity of the lyrics. If you did take your perspective from that version of the song, you have to slow it down just a little more to hear it all clear. I heard it best when I slowed it down in Windows Media Player to, surprise, .666 play speed.

  2. Here is an idea for ya: Try singing the backwards lyrics into a tape recorder, then reversing it and see if you get Stairway To Heaven….

  3. There's an easy way to explain it, You can only see the words IF you knew they were there before-hand, if you listen to it backwards, and not know anything, you will not hear half the words backwards, yeah it sounds like it says satan, like once, and its hardly distiguishable, its coincidence, and not to be taken seriously, and for people who hate Zeppelin now, your were such a poser to begin with, you shouldn't hate a band because of their beliefs, and being a satanist DOES NOT necessarily mean you believe in Satan, it basically means you believe in the power of the individual. Zeppelin made a damn good song, and coincidence shouldn't change that, and the guy says in the email
    2nd Sentence, First Paragraph.
    "…EVERY word from start to finish is undeniable and distinguishable. Easily heard if you know what to look for…"

    He even says it, IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR. I think I've made my point good day!

    and also anyone can play it backwards and hear diff thing than another person.

    Also your mind cannot translate backwards words, you only make them sound as close to a known words, and note that when a word is translated backwards it add more or less sylables. So with that being said it's not real, its a creepy coincidence, people know the facts before you make these snap judgements, yes I was very creeped out, but I wasn't going to change my opinion on a song before I knew the truth behinmd the music.
    Final Verdict: Coincidence!

  4. I've never tried to reverse the song or to look at the "FULL" lyrics so I don't konw if this is true or not. I'll have to hear it for real.

    MP3s are REALLY lossy, and some MP3 encoders are enhancing the sound so we hear less artefacts, but this enhancment is meant to be played forward. I hear MP3 artefacts even if I downloaded a 320kbps version. OGG has not this problem. Red Hot Chili Peppers is a good example. A 320kpbs MP3 still sound really bad, while an OGG file of 96kpbs will not show artefacts. I don't say a 128kpbs can't sound better than a 96kpbs OGG with some types of music, but it's not as lossy.

    DON'T PLAY THE RECORD BACKWARDS. There are hundreds of different stylus that are not made the same, and some will self-destruct or destruct the record. Instead, someone could try to record it with a cassette recorder and to reverse the head or to use a 4-track head and invert the wires.

    For better quality, don't use a CD. Instead, get one of these new Audigy 2 ZS sound cards and record your LP @ 96kbps 24bit. That's practically DVD quality. I find (good) tapes to sound better than a CD(While less detailed), certainly because CD players people have are often cheapo Sony and the like.

    We can't say if it's intentionnaly made or not. We have NOT to look at the lyrics to really hear it. Normally, tunes make NO sense reversed. And voices sound like fade outs if there's no intention. Also, some "intended" messages, forward played, are not pronounced as the lyrics are telling.

    Every time *I* listen to a song in english, the words make no sense(While I understand the words) without reading lyrics. Then, I read the lyrics *with* the tune playing and the pronouncination is not the same and intended to be. After seeing the Reverse lyrics, I hear Eminem on forward telling "Smil" Shady, and Queen telling Another wam bites the dust.

    IMO MP3s suck, and the only time I tried WMA, I never wanted to listen to one again. OGG is the way to go. There are surely losses somewhere, but it's not sounding like **** like MP3s if there's some.

    If you want to hear it correctly, use CDex to extract "stairway" form the CD, go in some WAV editor to reverse it, and play it with Foobar to slow the song without changing pitch. Use OGG to send it to someone. CDex can encode them. I never listened to an LP for 10 years, and I was too young to remember how was the sound.

    Also, anybody knows someone with a laser turntable? It costs 20 000$, and reads intact areas of the LP with lasers for practically 1:1 reproduction. I know National Archives Library of Canada has some.

  5. I read some comments, actually the number 666 is the number given to the beast, in the Bible, it says that the number will have to be writen on your right hand, or your forehead to be able to eat (it will be like a credit card thing with a cip).
    People that believe in God may not put the devils number on the hand, or forehead. If they do they are no longer Gods children, therefor they can not enter heaven. Anyways.. for you to get what I just said, you must study the Bible deeply.
    I think that by these songs its the devils way to make people prays him through songs without even knowing that they are doing it.

    PS: can you send me the whole song through e-mail? My adress is

  6. ok i have seen a few reuqests for the Stairway To Heaven track backwards… there is a simple way of doing it yourself… and i will say it
    Windows XP, microphone
    1) If you have windows xp… go to volume control… go to options…click on properties.. click the circle that shows "Recording"… click the box for stereo mixer…
    2) Go to start…go to programs…go to accessories… go to etertainment… go to sound recorder
    3) Open up the Stairway to Heaven track… click record on the sound recorder and play the song
    4) When the recording is done just reverse it…

  7. I think it is great how they did this it must have taken a while to come up with words that work both ways

    it is creepy how many times I have listened to this song and not known what was just under the skin

  8. To say that this is coincidence is fools' talk. These lyrics were placed diliberately and artfully. There is no beauty in Satanic worship, nor is there worth in this tribute to the fallen angel. To say this was coincidence is like saying that a Western author accidentally alludes to or draws ideas from ancient Greek texts. A fool speaks "coincidence".

  9. Why are you all getting so uptight over such a trivial thing? The song has a secret message backwards, sure, but i think that Zepplin did this, if it was on purpose, to show that you can go up and down on the stairway, from heaven to hell, depending on your actions. They do say quite a bit that you have 2 paths, as are cited in previous posts.

    Even if you are going to throw out your discs or cds, dont tell others to. let them make their opinion. Zep is, and probably will continue to be, my favorite band. simply because you are either too blinded in your faith or unable to grip that they were such musical geniuses as to do something as complex as this, dont ruin the experience for others who also may enjoy their music.

    of course, you are free to have your own opinion.

  10. Do you people understand the implications of writing a song which is coherent both forwards and backwards? It would take years and thousands upon thousands of takes to get it right. I think if it sounds like anything, it is merely coincidence. Maybe a passage or two could be done deliberately, but no more. Thats my two cents anyway.

  11. I cant believe I made it to the bottom of all these msgs and each has a valid opinion. Can anyone explain the lyrics both forwards and backwards, they don't really make any sense either way. After listening to the short clip (bustle in your hedgerow) I thought it was rather freaky. I have been a Led Zep fan since I was 16 and I will continue to love their music regardless of the result of this debate. I would like to hear the full backwards version though, just out of curiosity.

  12. "Well, I guess for you; ignorance is bliss. Your spelling is pathetic as well. 1. It does NOT damage a record player's needle by spinning an album backwards. Grooves are grooves in both directions. 2. For the band to deny this doesn't matter at all. Even they may be ignorant to the fact that the backmasking exists (and it undeniably does whether YOU choose to believe it or not). 3. I am not Satan by ANY means. The fact that I (we) have curiosity about our purpose here on Earth only shows that we are Human." alanseijas said this… so I have to say, shut the fuck up personally i think its a coincidence. I don't really care about this Led Zeppelin was a great band and anyone who obsesses over wheter they are satanic or not needs to 1. get a life 2. get laid 3. stop being the douchebag nerd you are.
    An as others have said you can make it sound what you want it to sound like, with lyrics inrfont of you of course your gonna think thats what its saying. My fiend and I have said things into his computer, played them backwards and we both come up with different things for what its saying. Also a friend of mine told me that the actual satanic message is not 666 it is 616. Scientists misuderstood i suppose.
    – Leader

  13. did it ever occur to u pple that if it was intentional its there just for fun? i mean ur reading into it too much ppl even if they worshipped satan it doesnt make their music any different if u dont like what it says backwards listen to it the right way if ur into satan and thats what u like go for it. i personally believe its there on purpose caue i have listened to it on my dads vinyl

    also back tracking doesnt reverse the sound of the words it works off the other side of the groove in a record so all ur "backwards sounds" theorys are bullsh*t sorry folks

  14. how r u completely sure that there are absolutely no mistakes of ur copy of Stair way to heaven backwards?

  15. jeff,
    how do u know that all the lyrics of the song played backwards ( stairway to heaven) are completely error free….what did u do to ensure that every word is correct

  16. hey this is to k. seijas,

    You have made a mistake in your song…well i think it is a mistake… in your song it says:

    The 'Lord' turned me on,

    but i think it is supposed to say this:

    The 'Lord' turned on me


  17. Hello,
    I was listening to Empty sPaces by pink floyed backwards and the Last worfd Chalfont* is really a place in Pennsylvania. Just to let u know. and is there a funny farm in Chalfont, that is something else i want to know

    Thank you

  18. Hey, Jeff- you're a cool guy, keep up the good work. To all you other F-bags… get off your asses and do something with your lives.

  19. Firstly….I think Led zeppelin didnt want to tell the world "what" they wanted to say backwards….If they did then why reverse it???Secondly,its too much to not be a coincidence…maybe they wanted to send secret messages to someone who we don't know….not only that as a precaution maybe there is a secret message hidden inside the reverse lyrics too…whi knows??

    It requires GENIUS to write a song like that…take a bow Robert Plant…He also mentioned that when he started writing the song the pen didn't stop…..he kept moving it.

    Satanic or unaware satanic influence????

    This is the main quetion to answer….was Plant intentional or unknowingly under the influence???


  20. YAY i finaly found a site that believes me :D, ive been saying this stuff for ages, and i have more songs that you can check out too, i recently got a new profesianal DJ CD player and i can play CD's backwards, so i was experamenting with all my mums old CDs, and i heard about the Marijuana thing in the queens album, so i played the whole album from finish to start and i found that almost every song has stuff about taking drugs in it, dont listen to me find out yourself…the albums called: Queens Greatest Hits

  21. Jeff and others,

    While some of the reverse recordings are obviously just that, I have conducted a simple test that anyone else should be able to duplicate. I recorded my own voice singing the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven and then reversed the recording.

    Looking at the reverse lyrics and listening to my reversed recording, would make it appear that I am possessed – or at least that I was back talking. Actually, I beleive it is just the coincidence that the phonetics of these lyrics sung and then played backwards suggests the satanic message. Although, without the lyrics, neither the Led Zeppelin version nor mine sound very satanic.

    Of course this does not dispel the notion that Robert Plant may have been possessed at the time he wrote this song and that this possession had the intelligence to drive Robert Plant to compose a song that sung backwards would have this effect.

    Thanks for your site.

  22. To teh guy who posted b4 me,

    its not just tehlyrcis that make it sound that way, its teh guitaring and all teh instruments that make teh complete sound. so if u really wanna test this u have to have a band with you playing the same song, Plus he sings it differently then you. his voice would also help teh creation of the messages

  23. To the guy who posted b4 me,

    its not just tehlyrcis that make it sound that way, its teh guitaring and all teh instruments that make teh complete sound. so if u really wanna test this u have to have a band with you playing the same song, Plus he sings it differently then you. his voice would also help teh creation of the messages

  24. ok, im sorry to offend anybody, but ive read the whole list of posts (im really bored, lol) and i cant believe how pathetic some people are… stairway to heaven played backwards is a total coincedence. even if it was intentional it was totally for fun. QUIT FREAKING OUT!!! sereously

  25. Seriously people, it's not like Led Zeppelin is Slipknot from the past, they don't dress up in masks and outfits and shit like that. Now I do like both bands, they are my favorites, and rock is the only music I listen to. Rap, hip-hop, and all that gay fuck music is overrated. Did Led Zeppelin state that they get high on drugs, go to clubs, rape women, and shoot and kill people for their "homies"? No, it was just their beleifs, in reverse. You people are allowed to state your beleifs aren't you? Why not them. Does the fact they are rock stars single them out and they aren't allowed to say they are satanists? This news, no matter how it echoes in my head, does not stop me from listening to Zep. And if it does to you people, makes you stop listening to them, grow up you morons

  26. whew, I barely made it down here. some people had some pretty good points. Since I am now looking at this threw rose colored lenses now I will do an experiment.

    1. I will let ten people listen to my version which is the "If there's a bustle" verse reversed and slowed down slightly.

    2. The ten will have no knowlege of this except that mabey they heard someone say it said something backwards once.

    3. I will ask them each to write what they hear. then I will compair their answers to these lyrics (which seems to be the concensus)

    "Oh, here's to my sweet satan. The one whose little path would make me sad. Whos power is satan.He'll give those with him 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad satan.

    A word for word match up of around 90-95 percent would be optimal but my guess is around 3-10 percent. considering the first couple of times I heard it were without the lyrics. I was like "that kinda sounded like satan but the rest are not real words"

    personally to me the toolshed bit is a far stretch and the second and third "satan"s are actually like that guy said before "sey" and your mind fills in the rest.

    btw "stairwaytoheaven" if you are a member of the band I want you to know that I trust you that you didn't do this on purpose. and also you guys ROCK SO MUCH @SS!!!!

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  28. Okay guys, this has clearly gotten out of control. There is no possible way to write a song this long that makes sense forwards and backwards. Not without years of work and a degree in math and music.

    The song while clearly understandable in the front-wards version (more understandable than most songs). Is very difficult to understand when played backwards. I couldn't hear even the clearest backwards lyrics (the "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now") until I read them, so it clearly is just the mind making connections.

    "Led Zeppelin", is not satanic. They have an intrest in the occult yes, this is where the odd lyrics come from (a book on Irish Mythology I believe). But they don't seem to have an intrest in the evil of occult. This is shown by their references to "Lord of the Rings" a true satanist would likely consider this not to be a good source of occult magic, I think ;).

    I severly doubt that these backward messages are anything but an extremely unlikely co-incidence. These do happen, and most of the population believe in evolution (which is way the hell more unlikely than this).

    Someone said that they stopped listening to Led Zeppelin because of these "messages". That is sheer folly… come on… maybe if an actual study had been done and the band admitted to Satanism. But they deny this heartfeltly… Why put it in a song publicly and then bother to deny?

    Finally, concerning one "Faithful Servant", you seem to be the reason that people don't like Christians. Christians are supposed to be helpers and teachers that bring the word of God to others and help all independant of their beliefs. You sound like the hate mongering Catholic church of the 14th(?) century that started the spanish inquisition, and burned witches. You are likely closer to Satan than you would ever believe (definatly closer than Led Zeppelin).

  29. okay. i think that satin is just trying to get into our heads, and trying to make people worship him by making songs and other things 'satanic' backwards. don't believe it, and don't listen to it. satin wants us all to belive in him, don't give him the satisfaction of knowing you are, or you are listening to him. as humans he knows we are stupid. and we are. and he tries his best tp get us all.

    don't give in.

    i do not believe in religion, because i think it seperates all of us, instead i believe in God. i think that when in the bible it says that after a thousand years the devil will rule the world (for a short while).. well.. maybe it's right now :S. because look at what has become of our world? most of us are tools of violence and destruction. and every day there are horrible things on the news. it disgusts me to know that my brothers and sisters here on earth can be so destructive.

    and the HONEST truth is that if we ALL just listened to the 10 commandments… this world would be perfect and everyone in it would enjoy it, and there would be no bad.

    but ofcourse.. this world cannot be like that. because that, is heaven.

    God bless you all,


  30. OH MY GOD!

    A band recorded a song that was really popular and if you play it backwards you can sometimes make yourself believe you hear the word "satan". This is sure the sign of the end of our times. My generation is doomed! Satan is taking over the world through classic '70's rock and roll!

    Get over it people. It's not that big a deal.

  31. Wow. Reading all this really bugs me.

    I didn't sleep too well last night. No lie. But because I'm young, probably the youngest person here, it's obvious I wouldn't be able to get the idea out of my mind.

    Hmm… Well. I'm not gonna lie. I'm not a hardcore Led Zeppelin fan. I don't even know why I got so into this song. But, I heard so much of the famous "Stairway to Heaven" song and my dad playing it at random on his guitar. I love music, especially rock. So, I heard it one day on the radio, didn't remember any of the lyrics but liked it. So I went out and got the song from someone and listened to it. Over and over again.

    I loved this song so much. It was mind-blowing to me. I don't know why. But the feeling you get from it, is a soft, nice, happy feeling. I thought I had an idea of the lyrics, what they meant I mean. I had this song in my head for… wow I don't know how long.

    I read somewhere when you play it backwards it's got satanic messages. I'm a believer in God, I go to church, and I try to follow him. But I since I'm a lost kid, I don't have a very very strong faith, sadly. But, of course I don't worship satan. Anyways, I listened to just a portion of the song backwards. It freaked me out. Seriously.

    Reasons why 1.)How would… or could… someone make two songs in one basically, one played backwards, one forwards… how long could that take, what kind of person does that? 2.)What does it mean? Is it like some kind of joyous song to satan in it's entirety? 3.)I thought about it for a long while. I just thought maybe listening to the song was a sin after a while. But, I don't think it is. I definatly don't worship satan, I'm a confused person but.. no I don't worship satan. Anyways, the song could just exemplify just religion. The song mentions "two" alot. Two choices. The only choices are two. One way, the song seems to kind of… be joyous, speaking of God and great things. Or at least that's how I heard it. I'm not lying though, the piper, heaven, the may queen, reason, "changing the road your on" meaning being saved maybe. The piper seemed alot like God, or something along those lines. And the other way sounded like worshiping satan, the song except reversed, completely backwards. So, the song is almost like… life. We can go two ways. It doesn't say which way is right though really, except in the real version, "The piper will lead us to reason." But somehow, the tone you listen to the song changes the meaning completely. I feel they are referring to satan when I listened to the song backwards, but if I never knew that, the song forwards would be referring to God. The backwards way just says what the writer of the song feels it seems, that satan is who he worships, I assume. It's too hard for me to understand it backwards though.

    So, it's almost like telling us what afterlife we might have in a song based on our lives here. Both seem to bother me. I don't know why. I just get so lost in both.

    Whatever this song means it's obviously truly an… amazing piece of work. Bad or good.

    I know I will be thinking about this for forever… and I might not ever figure it out.

    Maybe I am completely wrong about everything I wrote, but don't yap me. I'm only fourteen. I'm not smart enough to interpret this kinda stuff. I just needed to post my interest in this song.. you know, how weird it is…

  32. first of all dont be morans and learn how to spell LED ZEPPELIN idots and second of all your ruining a good song by spreading this satan crap if the song is titled stairway to heaven i dont think it would have a stantic message on purpose and leave led zeppelin alone dont spread this crap their the best band there was and will be dont fuck with a good thing and stop spreading this crap

  33. Backwards or not, the solo is still great! I listened to it without the lyrics and could hear nothing, but witht he lyrics I could hear every word previously posted.

    These are not concrete lyrics. I am quite sure if I changed the supposed backwards lyrics I could make you all think the song had nothing to do with satanism. It's a matter of perception.

    Neat though.

  34. random, you obviously don't understand how satan works. He is a deciever. He made the song SEEM good and Heavenly, but if you knew your Bible you'd realise that even the forwards lyrics are Satanic. The piper the lyrics are speaking of is told of in the bible, he is satan trying to imitate Christ and lead them away from true salvation.

    And you fell for it.

  35. The point is that even if he could not have intentionally, conciously written the lyrics to be reversed, the fact remains that he was on drugs, and drugs can cause some weird things to happen. I was put on ADD meds once, and after about a month of taking them I actually had premonitions in my dreams! It was a whole school day, everyone was wearing the exact same clothes in the dream, saying the exact same words, writing and doing the exact same things as the day it all actually happened! 700+ people! NOT A COINCIDENCE! I even saw things that my physical body couldn't have seen because I was on a different floor of the building than where they occured, and I later asked people to confirm what I saw and found out that they actually happened!

    Satan is way more intelligent and powerful than we as humans can ever comprehend, he may have very well used Page's drugged up state to posess and influence Page to write those lyrics.

    Or, if you want to look at it from an atheistic scientific standpoint, it could've been his subconcious beliefs creeping through in what he writes. Try it yourself, write something when you're feeling very emotional then record it out loud and reverse it-you'll hear what you were emotional about. I do it all the time. I remember hearing that Page felt sick and was in a bad mood when he wrote the lyrics, so that could help explain it.

  36. First of all, Led Zeppelin is no more of a man than Wal-Mart is a wall. It is a band which consists of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and the late, great John Bonham. Secondly, the "satanist" member of the band is Jimmy Page. He has studied the work of Alister Crowley, a dabbler in the occult and black magik (not magic). His interest in this subject does not mean he worships Satan. Third, do you have any idea how complicated it would be to make a satanic message in reverse not sound like jibberish. The band was brilliant, and even if they did attempt this, why not make cohesive lyrics which make some sense? The "satanic messages" are clearly coincidence. Plus, the mind would never be able to interpret this message backwards from listening to the recorded version. You're theory holds no water.

  37. Random, I don't mind that you like the song, you can continue to listen to and enjoy it all you want. It's a good, clever song.

    But I did give you more than just that "Satan crap" as a possible explanation.

    I have found another song like this that becomes a whole new song in reverse-Marilyn Manson's "Doll Dagga Buzz Buzz" on their album The Golden Age of Grotesque. That was just clever songwriting though, and it shows because the forewards lyrics are nowhere near as coherent as the backwards lyrics.

    But, really, none of us really know if our minds perceive these things or not. The whole point of subliminal messages is to get into your subconcious, not your concious, where you would notice it. You need to slow down or speed up the song in reverse and have an extremely open mind about it's supposed content. You may even need to read someone else translation while listening. Usually I can find them on my own, that's how I've found so many on the "Other songs with backmasking" section.

    Test my findings, record what I say the songs say in reverse and play that in reverse. It should match up with the original lyrics pretty closely, it's rarely ever a perfect match though. You may doubt the existence of the subliminal messages, but I don't.
    That is where we differ.

  38. yah , i like it and all , but add the hole song to your website! it will give me nightmares! dude you made an awesome sight , my friend was so freaked he clicked x! whoa you rock! stairway to hell ? lol

  39. hey tony dont be a pussy and say what you want to say dumbass and dont spread this satan crap about led zeppelin

  40. Should I mention that in the eyes of devout Christians all occult activity, whether it be white or black magik, false religion, and so on is evil and demonic. Even in the Bible it states:

    Deuteronomy 18:
    10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

    I must be honest, I am a bit of a hypocrite, I still listen to music that some call evil and demonic, and honestly, it probably is. Unfortunately I was raised on the likes of Marilyn Manson and such, so it's a miracle I even believe in God, nonetheless worship him, but I am struggling with my temptations right now.


    even the guy who gave the whole reversed lyrics said they needed lyrics to hear it and if you hear/see something enough you will beleive that to be it!

    i can kinda hear satan when i play it reversed, but after i read the reversed lyrics only then can i hear the other stuff.

    so i think some one was just sleepy and wanted to hear something and thats how he got thoose lyrics

  42. Unless the person who found the lyrics to the whole Stairway to Heaven song in reverse was either a Satanist or knew quite a bit about their beliefs he wouldn't have been able to "suggest" to himself that lines like "Thoth have our laws" and "Maat must be superb" were in there, because those are things that Satanists/Ancient Egyptians actually believe in.

    "Thoth is an unusual god. Though some stories place him as a son of Ra, others say that Thoth created himself through the power of language. He is the creator of magic, the inventor of writing, teacher of man, the messenger of the gods (and thus identified by the Greeks with Hermes) and the divine record-keeper and mediator.
    Thoth's role as mediator is well-documented. It is he who questions the souls of the dead about their deeds in life before their heart is weighed against the feather of Maat.

    Maat was the personification of the fundamental order of the universe, without which all of creation would perish. The primary duty of the pharaoh was to uphold this order by maintaining the law and administering justice. To reflect this, many pharaohs took the title "Beloved of Maat," emphasizing their focus on justice and truth. At any event in which something would be judged, Maat was said to be present, and her name would be invoked so that the judge involved would rule correctly and impartially. In the underworld, the heart of the deceased was weighed by Anubis against Maat's feather. If the heart was heavy with wicked deeds, it would outweigh the feather, and the soul would be fed to Ammit. But if the scales were balanced, indicating that the deceased was a just and honorable person in life, he would be welcomed by Osiris into the Blessed Land. Maat's presence in all worlds was universal, and all the gods deferred to her."

    (in quotes taken from)

    Satanists believe that the Egyptian sun-god Ra was actually Satan himself, so that's why they follow Thoth's laws, and use the Ankh and obelisk, which represent Ra, as their own. The Bible even refers to Satan as the "son of the dawn" or the angel of the sun.

    Go to and look for Ra,Thoth and Maat.

    And BTW, I'm not a Satanist, I'm a Christian. But I personally believe that a Christian should know every side of the world's religions so they understand what's going on and can avoid things that they shouldn't be involved with, because if you look at all the religions in this world, they're all are connected in one way or another. Most ancient religions worship either sun gods, serpents, flying serpents, or dragons. All of which (at least according to Christianity) represent Satan.

  43. Okay, this much is certain. Jimmy Page was into black magic and devil worship. A reference to 666 is hidden in the ZoSo symbol, and at one point he even bought Aliester Crowley's old mansion. On the other hand, Robert Plant was a practising Christian. As for the reverse lyrics themselves. Some of it is fairly clear but it sounds like most of those words are pretty inaccurate. Led Zeppelin were not evil and nor is Stairway to Heaven. If anybody bothered to listen to Stairway the right way, forward, they would see that its not evil at all, in fact it has reference to 'a new day dawning', a reference to the coming Age of Aquarius that was popular in the 60s. Most people turn to devil worship in todays society because it is promoted so much by the debauched media, and is wrongly viewed as an alternative to the stubborn, narrow minded, dogmatic practises of the church. And the Egyptian gods were not evil or demonic! The Egyptian god of evil was Set, NOT Ra, or Thoth, or Ma'at! Just because the Egyptian culture or any other ancient civilisation is alien to us, it doesnt mean they are evil, or in any way inferior compared to us. Satanists who say Ra is Satan don't know what they're talking about! Okay, I'll admit, the lyrics for the 'bustle in your hedgerow' segment are pretty clear, and there may well be some supernatural force behind it, but we are sentient beings of flesh and blood. Who are we to judge the unseen realm? It may also be a strange coincidence. The truth is well never really know, and no scientific equation, nor fundamentalist Bible passage can change that. I think people are taking this too seriously. If you want signs that we are living through some kind of Armageddon, just look at the ravaged state the world is in at the moment.

  44. Okay. If I put my theory here, I am sure everyone will say, Oh no! You're wrong, but here it is anyway…

    The Song is a Balance, Its both Satanic and Godly. Its both Good and Evil. It is Yin and Yang. Forwards its good, backwards evil… Or not evil. It doesn't seem evil. It seems creepy and interesting.

    The fact stands at this and I am surprised that no-one has realized this.

    The Believers will believe. The Skeptics won't. Those who are neutral may or may not believe. All that I know, is what I feel.

    I know it is creepy, and the person who put it best was at the beginning, "I hear it tells me what to buy at the Grocery store…" Its all a matter of how you look at it.

  45. Bullshit!It doesnt look like it is a coincidence but the led is not satanic!! it never showed any hint of it and never acted towards Satan!
    I admit the reverse lyrics are impreshionable… but just a coincidence…

  46. NO WAY!
    Led Zeppelin is in no way and has never acted in any way to Satan's… probably just a really impressive coincidence

  47. This time, read again, using your active reading skills.

    My original take on the song was he was speaking against Satan backwards. But read the lyrics.

    Its definitely not holy. Its quite a heretic view. Even more so than my view on the modern day church.

    Anyways, I'm not saying forward is the most holy either, but it defenatly makes you think.

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