"Goldfinger" as written by and Tim Wheeler....
Move closer, set my mind on fire
Taking over
The world seems so alive
The world seems so alive

She slips into the night, and she is gone
Gone to set the score, gone into the town
Rain shining in her eyes
Her Brother started school

Again today
A thought to pass the time,
To occupy my mind
While I'm waiting for her

Down in the basement
Listening to the rain
Thinking things over
I think it over again

Think it over again
She slipped into the night, and she is gone
Gone to set the score, gone into the town
Rain shining in her eyes

Her Brother started school
Again today
A thought to pass the time,
To occupy my mind

While I'm waiting for her
I'm riding it down
Listening to the rain
She'll be here soon

I lie back and drift away
I lie back and drift away
She slipped into the night, and she is gone
Gone to set the score, gone into the town

Rain shining in her eyes
Her Brother started school
Again today
A thought to pass the time,

To occupy my mind
While I'm waiting for her
I'm feeling so alive
Feeling so real

On this stormy night
The rain is coming down
Rain like never before
I've got some records on

And some bottles of wine
On this stormy night
The rain is lashing down
And I'm waiting for her


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"Goldfinger" as written by Tim Wheeler

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite Ash song, and it's way too under rated. People should KNOW this song.
    .nevermindon April 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty certain I once read somewhere that this is about waiting for a drug dealer.
    xpixiexon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely my favourite ash song, too, and they are one of my all-time favourite bands who have been around for years in my life. the song always reminds me of going out when i was about 13 or 14, when i just went shopping or to see a movie with some friends but that alone was really exciting. "she slips into the night" ... a mysterious world for me to explore on my own...i know it's not what the song is about, but i still associate it with that feeling
    numbskullon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd say it definitely has to do with drugs, though I am unsure if "she" is his hook-up or the drugs themselves: I'd assume it's the former.

    The thing I love about this song is that it has a melancholy tone that is juxtaposed against lines such as "I'm feeling so alive, feeling so real" which truly paints a picture of anticipation and hope.
    jonnielawon July 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentRandom: does this song have anything to do with the Bond movie "Goldfinger"...?
    katicuson August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno clue what this song is about but it sure is pretty
    pumpkingirlon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, I think its for the band. I LOVE this song.
    Punker829on April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsuch an amazing song.
    such an amazing band. everytime i'm depressed or in a reflective mood this is what i listen to. i love tim too, hes gorgeous. nearly as great as ash as a whole.
    warmerthanfireon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "I'm writing it down, listening to the rain?"

    Anyway it could be about the anticipation of waiting for a girl to come home so you can give her a cheeky (gold) finger and the rest.

    But it seems like he's anxious so I think the girl has gone out to get score some drugs, probably heroin given the gold reference. Anyway it's a cracking song.
    Longpigon September 08, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOkay, this is "out there" but here it goes:

    I think this song is about a guy who tells his girlfriend about a rumour/story being spread about her brother. It sounds like he was taken out of school (or kicked out) ("Her brother started school, Again today, a thought to pass the time"). Maybe he was picked on. Once she hears this, she leaves him to go exact her "revenge" or "settle the score" with the person(s) that did this.

    The rest of the song is the guy sitting by himself and waiting for her to get back (the tenses shifts from "She slips into the night, and she is gone" to "She slips into the night, and she was gone").

    Also as he waits, he wonders whether it was a good thing to tell her at all ("Down in the basement, listening to the rain, Thinking things over. I think it over again").
    famous mortimeron February 04, 2006   Link

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