"Pass It On" as written by and James Skelly....
Every day I recognise
What's deceased and what's alive
Don't repeat what I just said
Until gold has turned to lead

And all the tales will be told
Whilst you and I are in the cold
But don't think this is the end
'Cause it's just begun my friend

When it's done
And all this is gone
Just find the feeling
Pass it on

For every tear cried in shame
There'll be someone else to blame
And every crime that I commit
There'll be a punishment to fit

And I'd accept what's coming round
If I could only lose this sound
That's been ringing in my ears
And tormenting me for years

When it's done
And all this is gone
Just find the feeling
Pass it on

When it's done
And all this is gone
Just find the feeling
Pass it on

Just find the feeling
Pass it on
Just find the feeling
Pass it on

Just find the feeling
Pass it on


Lyrics submitted by butterflykiss84

"Pass It On" as written by John Kay

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentGotta be my favourite song that the Coral have released. Pretty self explanatory lyrics I think!
    butterflykiss84on April 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that instead of "until boulders turn to lead" it should be "until gold has turned to lead"
    Alchemists used to try to turn lead to gold so the imagery fits
    mojo_pinon September 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is an obvious life plan sort of song.
    "And all the tales will be told
    Whilst you and I are in the cold
    But don't think this is the end
    'Cause it's just begun my friend"
    We miss out on things we would have loved but it doesn't matter "it's just begun"

    For every tear cried in shame
    There'll be someone else to blame
    And every crime that I commit
    There'll be a punishment to fit
    I think the first two lines are confusing, in this seemingly ideal song there's the idea of passing the blame onto someone else for your "shame".
    However the second couplet seems to fix this because you're going to be punished for your crimes and mistakes.
    The fact that these two contradict each other confuses me though

    And I'd accept what's coming round
    If I could only lose this sound
    That's been ringing in my ears
    And tormenting me for years
    For this verse I automatically thought of the song by Florence and the Machine "Drumming Song". In that song "drumming" is a clear metaphor for love. I think perhaps the "sound" in this song is also a metaphor for love, perhaps he's wanting to lose the feeling of being in love with someone so that he can just live his life in his way.
    Or perhaps it's the opposite and he wants to give up on feelings of hate so that he can "find this feeling".

    I love this song, I've been thinking of getting a tattoo from this song for years
    KinkyDoxon May 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe could be referring to a spliff or a real feeling. it's something that takes you away from whatevr it is anyway. i love it acshelly. I can imagine if i was ina film and i was sat round a campfire on a beach at night with a load of friends and this playing in the background.
    t1nkerb3llon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentboulders turn to lead?!!!!! what the hell does that mean? check the lyrics on the inside of the album and youll see its "gold has turned to lead" as it should be. boulders turn to lead is well stupid you divvy
    harryparchon January 17, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti like it it makes me happy n it gets me thikin abt life n how i hurt ppl dnt no y tho :S:S any cluse ?? class song tho ma second favorite ma 1sts the thrills big sur dats class 2
    scot_morrisonon December 11, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is nice....does anyone know the lyrics for In the Morning? Coz they're not up on this site yet, and I wanted to comment on it...
    frozen_in_fireon May 18, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt deff is boulders not gold

    That comment would look rather strange out of context, i must use it in a conversation
    everyonealibertineon October 04, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song is about stds no dobout about it just listen to the lyrics
    studdmuffinon February 14, 2008   Link

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