Album: True (1983)
Charted: 2 29
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  • Thank you for coming home
    Sorry that the chairs are all worn
    I left them here I could have sworn
    These are my salad days
    Slowly being eaten away
    Just another play for today
    Oh, but I'm proud of you, but I'm proud of you
    Nothing left to make me feel small
    Luck has left me standing so tall

    Gold (gold)
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, 'cause you are
    Gold (gold)
    Glad that you're bound to return
    There's something I could have learned
    You're indestructible (always believe in)

    After the rush has gone
    I hope you find a little more time
    Remember we were partners in crime
    It's only two years ago
    The man with the suit and the face
    You knew that he was there on the case
    Now he's in love with you, he's in love with you
    And love is like a high prison wall
    And you could leave me standing so tall

    Gold (gold)
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, 'cause you are
    Gold (gold)
    I'm glad that you're bound to return
    Something I could have learned
    You're indestructible (always believe in)

    Love is like a high prison wall
    And you could leave me standing so tall

    Gold (gold)
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, 'cause you are
    Gold (gold)
    I'm glad that you're bound to return
    Something I could have learned
    You're indestructible, always believe in
    (Gold)

Comments: 13

  • Joe from Floridai like the pace of the song, it is elegant, the voice powerful...uplifting song...I try to sing it...keep practicing...is amazing when you try to emulate voices...and particular this song is great. Gold should have been number 1 in UK and US. Have the rhythm, the lyrics, the chorus that only number 1 songs has it. For me is better than "True". The band looks mint in those suits plus sound is sharp and powerful. "There's something I could have learned
    You're indestructible, always believing..." we are GOLD.
  • C Fallon from AustraliaI always thought it was about the goldrush
    ..but now i would like to apply it to Ironman
  • Chez from UkI’m glad to hear it was written as a James Bond spoof, I’ve always thought it was overrated and a bit ridiculous. They did record some good songs, but all you ever hear nowadays are Gold and True. I remember their first appearance on Top of the Pops, when they were New Romantics with ruffled shirts and scarves for headbands. I bought Paint me Down as a single, but was never a massive fan.
  • Dieselestate from Third Rock From The SunChant No. 1 & Only When You Leave are much better songs.
  • Dieselestate from Third Rock From The SunI believe that Gary Kemp had his father in mind when he wrote this. His Dad was a Solid Gold Dyed in the Wool Labour Man. I think Gary enjoyed the Tory Pratt Tony Hadley singing lyrics about Socialism. I'm a Dyed in the Wool Communist and I wet myself laughing about that. Please Gary tell me it's true.
    PS: So glad to see that Martin's recovered.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 17, 1983, Spandau Ballet performed "Gold" on the weekly syndicated television program, 'Solid Gold'...
    At the time "Gold" was at #37 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, four weeks later it would peak at #29 {for 2 weeks} and it spent twelve weeks on the Top 100...
    And on August 14th, 1983 it reached #2 {for 2 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Give It Up" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band...
    The British group had a total of four records on Billboard's Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, "True", it peaked at #4 {for 4 weeks} on October 2nd, 1983...
    Besides "Gold" and "True", their two other Top 100 records were "Communication" {#59 in 1983} and "Only When You Leave" {#34 in 1984}.
  • Susan from Airdrie, -I find this song really uplifting. The voice is amazing & I love the lines in the chorus: "You are gold, always believe in your soul. You've got the power to know you're indestructible, always believe it." I like to play it for my kids, hoping the message will sink in. Actually for me, too! ;)
  • Eddie from Ba, ArgentinaThe Extended Version of this tune is fantastic.
  • Agnes from Glasgow, ScotlandSteve Norman played guitar in the early days of the band. Watch the video for To Cut A Long Story Short. It was later he switched to sax and percussion.
  • Gondring from West Chester, PaI particularly enjoy lines like, "These are my salad days slowly being eaten away," but I'm interested in hearing what this song says to different people.
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaLuke i concur,,, great band .......great songs
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandBrilliant band, brilliant songs
  • Elson from Los Angeles, CaSteve Norman actually played saxophone and percussion.
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