"Silver And Gold (Before I Grow Too Old)" as written by Robert Charles Guidry, Antoine Domino and Dave Bartholomew....
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I'm gonna go out dancin' every night
I'm gonna see all the city lights
I'll do everything silver and gold
I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I'm gonna take a trip around the world
I'm gonna kiss all the pretty girls
I'll do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

Oh, I do a lotta things, I know is wrong
Hope I'm forgiven before I'm gone
It'll take a lotta prayers to save my soul
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I'm gonna take a trip around the world
Gonna kiss all the pretty girls
Who do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

Heh, I'm gonna go out dancin' every night
I'm gonna see all your city lights
I'm gonna do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

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"Silver and Gold" as written by Antoine Domino Dave Bartholomew

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    General CommentI wish people would stop crying over joe strummer, ive met him on two occasions in america, he was a great person with an incredible passion for music and life. Some of you make it sound like he knew it was coming in the near future or that he wanted to happen, neither of which is true. So geet your facts straight or think about some more before saying how much you love something. And I will tell you right now, he would not want people crying over him, i did when it happened, of course, but everytime i hear, no, when i think of joe strummer, i think of what a great guy he was, the first time i met him he says he told me, he was amazed at how tall I am, and that he was jealous of my long fingers, because he always had a hard time with his small fingers. I told him he could have because he would be much more productive with them than I am. He laughed, than told me a story about a concert he did in brixton, was so cool to meet him. I met him two years later, and you know what, he remembered my name. That is the kind of person Joe Strummer was.
    punkrock142on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA heartbreaking way of ending Joe Strummer's last album, but shows just how unexpect his death way. It has been nearly two years since he passed away, but the feeling of loss is still there. Thanks for so much great music Joe.
    TheHookon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment'Thats a take' - I agree with the last poster. It's heartbreakingly beautiful and so characteristic of Joe (even though it isn't his song). Gives the same sense of closure as Marley's 'Redemption Song' which was the last song on his album which ironically is included as a cover on Streetcore.
    boozmon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes.. Very sad, almost brings a tear each time I hear it and think of Joe. Such a great human being, betcha he's drinkin some brew for breakfast with the other greats right now.
    JoE][BoXeRon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI swear, it's almost as if he knew the end is near. Hell, I'm crying as I write this. I see the song like this: he's done so much for so many people, but now it's time for him to get a little back from the world. His music has changed my life, as I'm sure it has for others. Now I think he wanted to relax and enjoy the fruits of his labor, but we'll never know if he really did. R.I.P.
    gammarayX67on March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't listen to this song without crying. I can't even think of him without crying. His death has hit me so hard, you'd think I was related to him or something. His music was, and is, a catalyst in my life, helped me define who I am and who I want to become. Corny, I know, but if you're into The Clash and into Joe, then you know what I'm talking about.
    amyshon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow Joe....
    you were the greatest man to happen to music....
    this song makes me cry everytime i hear it...one of the hardest things of my life was when my aunt asked me to play it for a party...and i did...i deticated it to you...
    we love you Joe....
    R.I.P. see you on the other side
    londoncalling101on March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpunkrock142 is right, I'm sick of hearing others crap on about how every joe strummer song makes them cry. I understand his songs are sung with a lot of emotion but for gods sake pull yourself together. That's not what he wanted. You should be celebrating the man and his music. Go out there and try to change the world for the better, like he did.
    rudigerfon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits basically about living life to the full while you can
    coollyc0nfusedon December 30, 2009   Link

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