"There Is No Greater Gold" as written by and Isobel Campbell....
Love used to be a stranger to me
Love was so disappointing
I was waiting for a sign
I was looking for some company
So I took a walk outside
What a lucky day

I saw the devil waiting for me
He'd bullets and green paper
He'd been walking through the earth
Swinging to and fro and down in it*
As I turned to walk away
That's when I saw your face...

Love, there is nothing better than this
Love, think of all the chances we miss
See the people walking by
With their mobile and computer eyes
If they'd just afford the time
There is no greater gold

Love, I don't think I'll see you again
It isn't easy you say we're friends
When you opened up your heart
Just enough to make me see again
When you stopped to take my hand
It was meant this way
It was meant this way


*Quotation from the Book of Job 1.6


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    General CommentI had to read the lyrics a couple times but I think I understand now.

    She is lonely and looking for love "love used to be a stranger to me. Love was so disappointing"
    Then she finds somebody. The whole "I saw the devil waiting for me" line I can't add up however.
    Yet as the song continues it is about being in love and being together with somebody. That is "the greatest gold"- love.
    "See the people walking by with their mobile and computer eyes"- people are absorbed in these things when love is better.
    But at the end she is alone again "Love I don't think I'll see you again. It isn't easy you say we're friends"
    But then she reflects upon how the other person saved her "when you opened up your heart just enough to make me see again".
    It's bittersweet, like love is. It's the greatest gold, but just like gold, it's hard to find.
    mkelly87on March 05, 2012   Link

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