"Man of Golden Words" as written by Andrew Wood, Stone C. Gossard, Jeffrey Allen Ament, Greg A. Gilmore and Bruce Ian Fairweather....
I want to show you something, like joy inside my heart
Seems I been living in the temple of the dog
Where would I live if I were a man of golden words
Or would I live at all
Words and music - my only tools
So on her arrival I will set free the birds
Its a pretty time of year, the mountains sing aloud
Tell me Mr golden words hows bout the world
Tell me, can you tell me at all
Words and music - my only tools
Lets fall in love with music
The driving force in our living
The only international language
Divine glory, the expression
The knees bow the tongue
The lord of lords, the king of kings
Words and music - my only tools

Lyrics submitted by iNclet, edited by ohyo, Rugietheloogie

"Man of Golden Words" as written by Bruce Ian Fairweather Andrew Wood

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    General CommentIf any of you people have been lucky enough to experience true love...I submit this:

    The Birdman of Alcatrazz was famous for keeping pigeons at the jail. They became his hobby, then friends, then he became a bit obsessed with them, eventually collecting hundreds in a coop. When he eventually got out of Jail he released all of his birds.

    And on her arrival I will set free the birds....

    One of the best lines ever if you know that story.

    This song also features the phrase "Temple of the Dog" which became the band that formed for an album to pay tribute to Andy Wood after he died.

    My favorite Mother Love Bone song.
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song seems to be about the beauty of music and love. it great lyrics and its a great song.
    longliveconradon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely amazing. such a beautiful song. also (and I'm not a christian I just happen to know this passage) there is a passage in revelations in the bible that the whole "divine glory, the expression, the knees bowed the tongue confesses, the lord of lords, the king of kings" part is taken from. I cannot remember the actual wording but it revolves around the gates of heaven being guarded by a masked rider on a white horse whose legplate bears the name "Lord of lords, king of kings"
    layne1012on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are many songs that celebrate music ( or at least I hope so) But this one is the greatest.
    I want to sing it all the time.
    We are nothing, music is EVERYTHING.
    no code88on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing, i love andrews voice on this song it's genuis. And yups temple of the dog reference...it's almost as if he knew :P
    howdy349on November 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuch an amazing song by an amazing band. Andrew Woods, one of the fathers of Seattle grunge.
    Rugietheloogieon September 06, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentHow the fuck did the guy who wrote these lyrics write "etc"? Write the fucking words
    Tig45on July 31, 2012   Link

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