Stay Gold

Album: Stay Gold (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of First Aid Kit's third album. The Söderberg sisters wrote the songs about their own lives. Klara Söderberg told Uncut magazine: "We wrote these songs about being away from people we love and going on great adventures. It's not an 'on tour' record, it's about feeling lost in any sort of way. We're very emotional people, and we deal with our sadness by writing about it. That's the whole idea behind our band."
  • Klara Soderberg started writing lyrics for "Stay Gold" after reading Robert Frost's classic poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay.

    "I had this collection of poetry, and I thought, 'I'll open this and see if there's anything in here that inspires me,' and I came upon the line 'Nothing gold can stay,'" she told The Oregonian. "That was literally the first thing I saw, and it was perfect."

    The Big Pink's 2011 song "Stay Gold" was inspired by the same poem.

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