Album: All I Intended to Be (2008)
  • Oh, the night is growing colder,
    And the stars have lost their shine
    And I have been forsaken,
    By everything I thought was mine
    For in the darkest hour,
    When the final story's told

    No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
    I could never be gold

    You gave up your finest treasure,
    For the one you saw in me
    But how could I know the measure,
    Of all you needed me to be
    Though I came with sweet intentions,
    More my pockets could not hold

    No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
    I could never be gold

    I finally gave up counting,
    The ways you said I let you down
    When I fell into that river of no return,
    And you watched me drown
    Oh I could sparkle like a diamond,
    Have silver line my soul

    No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
    I could never be gold

    You looked so high and low for heaven,
    I tried so hard to show the way
    But though I flew on wings of angels,
    My feet were always made of clay
    I could come trailing clouds of glory,
    But you saw nothing to behold

    No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
    I could never be gold

    No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
    I could never be gold Writer/s: Emmylou Harris
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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