Glitter and Gold

Album: The Attractions Of Youth (2016)
  • I am flesh and I am bone
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter and gold
    I've got fire in my soul
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter
    Like glitter and gold
    Like glitter

    Do you walk in the valley of kings?
    Do you walk in the shadow of men
    Who sold their lives to a dream?
    Do you ponder the manner of things
    In the dark
    The dark, the dark, the dark

    I am flesh and I am bone
    Arise, ting ting, like glitter and gold
    I've got fire in my soul
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter
    Like glitter and gold
    Like glitter

    Do you walk in the meadow of spring?
    Do you talk to the animals?
    Do you hold their lives from a string?
    Do you ponder the manner of things
    In the dark
    The dark, the dark, the dark

    I am flesh and I am bone
    Arise, ting ting, like glitter and gold
    I've got fire in my soul
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter
    I am flesh and I am bone
    Arise, ting ting, like glitter and gold
    I've got fire in my soul
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter

    'Cause everybody's in the backroom's
    Spinning up
    Don't know what you're asking for
    And everybody's in the front room's
    Tripping out
    You left your bottle at the door

    'Cause everybody's in the backroom's
    Spinning up
    Don't know what you're asking for
    And everybody's in the front room's
    Tripping out
    You left your bong at the door

    I am flesh and I am bone
    Arise, ting ting, like glitter and gold
    I've got fire in my soul
    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter
    Like glitter and gold
    Like glitter
    Like glitter and gold
    Like glitter

Comments: 7

  • Pat from Western New York (state$I agree don't ruin a good song with discussions on politics.
  • Joe from MissiouriGigi meyers First off dont bring politics here trump has done his fair share of good for the country and some bad but this is the site for people to learn about songs.
  • Tim from Alabama ....and only a crotchety old conservative lapdog would turn a song about making your own path in spite of the footsteps of those before him, into a homage to Donald Trump.

    Who can’t stop talking bout who, now?
  • Elaine from MoldI’m totally obsessed with the songs Fire and Glitter and Gold! I can’t stop listening to them. He had such an amazing voice!
  • Lee M from Baton Rouge, LaOnly a progressive millennial would allow a guy like trump to affect them in such an emotional way that they literally won’t stop talking about him.
  • Barbara from Bethek, MnI'm with Gigi. We need modern protest songs, and this one says it well. Plus, it would be great for marching.
  • Gigi Meyer from Omaha, Ne UsaI like Barns Courtney and give my support to his creativity and relevancy to the times and I feel the following lyrics play well to the USAs challenging times.

    Do you walk in the valley of kings?
    Do you walk in the shadow of men
    Who sold their lives to a dream?
    Do you ponder the manner of things
    In the dark
    The dark, the dark, the dark

    These lyrics should be a rally call against the USA GOP and inspire Millennials to vote Trump out of office. They should take heed to think about where greed and indulgence threatens our democracy.
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