"Gold in the Air of Summer" as written by Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Otre Oeye....
Without giving anything away
I can say it's by the sea
It's a house that used to be
The home of a friend of mine
Without giving anything away
You'll find ships inside of bottles
And the garden's overgrown
The house is white but the paint is coming off

I didn't know if you wanted to
When I came to pick you up
You didn't even hesitate
And now you and me are on our way
I think I've brought everything we need
Don't look back, don't think of the
Other places you should have been
It's a good thing that you came along with me

Gold in the air of summer
You'll shine like gold in the air of summer
You'll shine like gold in the air of summer
You'll shine like gold in the air of summer


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"Gold in the Air of Summer" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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  • +4
    General CommentWell done for some excellent analysis, especially Fordie. For me, this is about those first tentative days of a relationship before you've made love. I once surpirse a girlfriend by taking her somewhere special for the weekend. I knew that if she agreed to go, that she felt the same way about me and we would take our relationship to the next level. When I told her I had a surprise, I could hardly contain myself and I wanted to blurt out all the secret and ruin the surprise.

    When KOC sing, "without giving anything away, I can say its by the sea" it reminds me of the excitement I felt as I almost ruined my surprise.

    For anyone who goes to Norway, especially the west coast, you'll see many summer homes with white wooden walls that peel in the elements. They are normally closed up between September and May and the gardens grow wild in the winter. When you open up the houses in the spring and emerge from a long winter of darkness, its a very powerful feeling. The open window shutters in the sun make the dust shine like gold in the air. The house inthe song is a real place, but embodies the pathos of a special moment. I can see no finer metaphor for opening up to a new love in a secret place.

    If I had my time again, I would love to take someone to a white Noregian summer house, a place we could open for the summer and where we could be alone and make love for the first time
    lermontovon August 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenton the surface, i think this song is pretty cut and dry. this couple is driving to the waterfront to a house that used to be owned by the guy's friend. it's a pretty old house that is beat up (paint is coming off, garden is overgrown). but what is important is this: it's a surprise. i really like that because it adds mystery to the song. the girl doesnt know where she's going but she still came along with him. she didnt hesitate and it's a "good thing" that she came along with him.

    going deeper and thinking deeper about the song, i think it's about a brand new relationship. the house stands for (maybe) the future...they know it's there but they aren't sure what to expect when they get there. or maybe they do know what to expect and it just isnt what they dreamed it would be. but the fact remains that she still let herself go along with him in this new relationship.

    perhaps, perchance.
    fordieon June 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFordie really hit the nail for what I was going to say. For me personally, my grandmother asked if I wanted to take a friend out to celebrate my coming graduation and I had a very small list but no one really seemed the type to have around my grandmother. I had my very best friend on that list but I didn't think she would want to go along with it so I didn't ask until two days before. She immediately said yes. We didn't know what was going to happen and she was planning on hanging out with her b/f that day but he had to work luckily and my grandmother had to run back home to pack for a trip she was taking so we sat in some grass and talked for hours until fireworks started going off. (there was a carnival in her neighbourhood) Then another hour later I had to go back home.

    So this song really sums up that day, as KoC does all the time. There was no telling what we were getting ourselves into but it ended up bringing us even closer together. She kind of ignored her obligations for the day to hang out with me and instead of gold in the air there was gunpowder :)
    Blackmofasa9on June 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMore than anything else, I think that he is singing about uncertainty within their relationship. There is an underlying fear of what could happen; he suspects the worst.

    He has to tell the girl not to look back, to not to regret coming with him in the first place. They're going away together on what seems like a romantic trip, but she isn't feeling it. He knows this, but would rather ignore this existing malaise and enjoy the excursion.

    Note that "the house is white, but the paint is coming off." Not only are they physically going somewhere, they're also going to a new place in their relationship. This place is where what once was good (white) is slowly being removed.
    shhthisisjanelleon October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow am I the only one commenting on this song, here goes.....from the first strum of the guitar to the last vocal syllable this song is beautiful.
    cnegrinon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't describe how much I love this song...Everytime I listen to it I just stop thinking and start dreaming.
    Well,actually that happens with most of the King's songs, but this one is definitely one of my favourites
    MrChainsawon August 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's amazing. beyond amazing. get it.
    morningloryon April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song strikes me in a way that only a few songs do. i listened to it 20 times in a row when i first listened to it.

    who wouldn't want to shine like gold in the air of summer?
    cupcake5on May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would agree that the song is about a brand new relationship, simply because the singer is so uncertain and insecure about the girl wanting to come along with him. I love how the song conveys the incredulity and overwhelming happiness you feel when someone you're in love with actually wants to spend time with you.
    numbskullon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful , enough said .
    malice16on April 29, 2007   Link

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