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.