"Buried Treasure" as written by and Barry Alan/gibb Gibb....
Now if the aim in your life is to settle me down,
I couldn't change my point of view;
I got a lady in red at the back of my head,
But the woman in white is you.

Do you want to be the only one,
Fade away in the morning sun?
I could love you all of my life;
You are my wife; haven't I let you know?

We don't need no buried treasure,
No buried treasure; we don't need it.
We don't stand on ceremony,
But life is phony in spite of it.

You can never be all you want to be
When you're searching for gold;
We don't need no buried treasure;
I've still got you, still got you, still got you;
I've still got you in my soul.

Well, it's a long way down, and you've got to get up,
You've got to figure on a master plan;
You couldn't do it; if you don't get ready,
You'll be beaten by the other man.

Do you want to be the last one in;
Play the game that you just don't win?
I can see me making you cry, saying goodbye,
But I could never let you go.

We don't need no buried treasure,
No buried treasure; we don't need it.
We don't stand on ceremony,
But life is phony in spite of it.

You can never be all you want to be
When you're searching for gold;
We don't need no buried treasure;
I've still got you, still got you, still got you;
I've still got you in my soul.

Well, you've taken my life in the palm of your hand â??
Make you mine for another day;
There ain't nobody that doesn't need anybody
When the good times turn away.

I don't want to be the lonely one,
Fade away in the evening sun;
I could love you all of my life;
You are my wife; haven't I told you so?

We don't need no buried treasure,
No buried treasure; we don't need it.
We don't stand on ceremony,
But life is phony in spite of it.

You can never be all you want to be
When you're searching for gold;
We don't need no buried treasure;
I've still got you, still got you, still got you;
I've still got you in my soul.

We don't need it, we don't need it

We don't need no buried treasure,
No buried treasure; we don't need it.
We don't stand on ceremony,
But life is phony in spite of it.

You can never be all you want to be
When you're searching for gold;
We don't need no buried treasure;
I've still got you, still got you, still got you;
I've still got you in my soul.


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"Buried Treasure" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb

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    My InterpretationThis song was written by the brothers Gibb. My favorite version is from the Barry Gibb demos (all songs that Kenny Rogers eventually recorded for his Eyes That See in the Dark album). I highly recommend those demos, which don't have the 80s gloss of the Kenny Rogers versions.

    I think the song means that people spend too much of their lives looking for something better than what they've already got, when if they just stop and value the relationship they have, it will be more precious. Kind of like "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
    sharkycharmingon July 19, 2013   Link

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