Stairway to Heaven

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© Tracy Thomas
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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.

(Northeast corner of the Ziggurat Building in West Sacramento, CA in early morning light.)

45 responses

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (24 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful light !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2009):


  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    This is absolutely incredible!!! Love the geometrics!!!

  • george hess

    george hess gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    nice composition and great lines!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Very striking shot.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    AWESOME capture.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    Great angle, beautiful tones and lines!

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    Great comp and shot!!

  • Zamrud Fisantrino

    Zamrud Fisantrino said (28 Nov 2009):

    great HDR photo.

    great shape!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Looks like it goes right up to Heaven! Awesome shot.

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Love the HDR work in this

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    That is a really cool photograph!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Awesome Capture Tracy! Perfect for the theme!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Excellent Entry and Photo!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    EXCEPTIONAL colors, lines and perspective!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Superb composition and title!!!!

  • did R

    did R said (1 Dec 2009):

    Yes I like, Very good picture.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (2 Dec 2009):


  • Alonzo Williams Jr.

    Alonzo Williams Jr. gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    This photo holds alot of inspiration! Excellent composition too!

  • Ivy Lin

    Ivy Lin gave props (2 Dec 2009):


  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Terrific composition and very suitable title. Nicely done.

  • Enrique Gomez

    Enrique Gomez said (3 Dec 2009):

    Great composition, excellent

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2009):

    Really cool shot!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    Excellent graphic image - love the unusual colors, the composition ...

  • Ratko Nedovic

    Ratko Nedovic gave props (8 Dec 2009):


  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Good for the theme!

  • Lyana Votey

    Lyana Votey gave props (14 Dec 2009):

    Great shot and perfect for the category!

  • Jeffrey Umotoy

    Jeffrey Umotoy said (18 Dec 2009):

    just beautiful!

  • Diana M

    Diana M (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    very well executed

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    Wow! Excellent interpretation of a classic! Love it!

  • Don Dequasie

    Don Dequasie (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    You win.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    fabulous, tracy!

  • Abdullah AlMarar

    Abdullah AlMarar said (10 Feb 2010):

    the lights r amazing ..i love the prospective looks nice .

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    voted....awesome shot.

  • Layne Edstrom

    Layne Edstrom gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    I remember driving passed that building when I was younger. Neat building, love the blue sky. :)

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote.

  • Christina Looker

    Christina Looker gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    rad shot!!! love it!

  • Brittany Smith

    Brittany Smith (Deleted) said (4 Apr 2010):


  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Very clever. Well done.

  • Nicolas Noyes

    Nicolas Noyes said (15 Apr 2010):

    Cool shot. I love it. Voted!

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (21 Apr 2010):


  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (21 May 2010):

    great image, great song

  • Janos Nezo

    Janos Nezo gave props (23 May 2010):

    perfect for the theme. my vote!

  • Chris Preedy

    Chris Preedy (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Excellent shot. Voted

  • Marie Sager

    Marie Sager gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    Good POV.

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