"Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
Don't know what I'm doing here
I'll carry on regardless
Got enough money for one more beer
I'll carry on regardless

Good as gold, but stupid as mud
He'll carry on regardless
They'll bleed his heart 'til there's no more blood
But carry on regardless

Carry on with laugh
Carry on with cry
Carry on with brown under moonlit sky

I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
Not in the star signs
Or the palm that she reads
I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
Not in the next life
I want it in this
I want it in this

Got one note to last all week
I'll carry on regardless
The hill to happiness is far too steep
I'll carry on regardless

Dried his mouth in the Memphis sun
He carried on regardless
Tried to smile and he bit his tongue
But carry on regardless

Carry on with work
Carry on with love
Carry on with cheering
Anything above

I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
Not in the star signs
Or the palm that she reads
I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
Not in the next life
I'll have it in this
I'll have it in this

I don't want silver, I just want gold
Carry on regardless
Bronze is for the sick and the old
But carry on regardless

I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
Not in the star signs
Or the palm that she reads
I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
Not in the next life
I'll have it in this
I'll have it in this


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"Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud)" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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    General Commentthis song means that this person wants a lot of things and have a lot of problems in their life but they realise that they have to carry on no matter what!!!
    bellon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this about the gulf between our aspirations and everyday reality, and the way we deal with it (C.O.R.)?
    ShineYouDiamondon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShine I like the way you phrased it. I was kind of thinking of it as an anthem of the working class. Wanting whats just beyond reach, wanting gold not silver, and striving to reach it and make it your reality.
    bodymekon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's also about not wanting to wait for your ship to come in. Not swallowing that
    crap about having to wait for things. Not mortgaging your future when you can have that
    sun-drenched wind-swept kiss now. And that that is the thing worth fighting for . . .
    CommonArrythmiason August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAn atheist's anthem. Great live song too.
    Ezzon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it would scan better as "good as gold, but thick as fuck." ^^
    John Johnstonon January 13, 2010   Link

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