(Like freedom in spring)
She's alone tonight with a bitter cup and
She's undone tonight, she's all used up

She's been staring down the demons
Who've been screaming she's just another so and so,
Another so and so

You are golden, you are golden child
You are golden, don't let go, don't let go tonight

There's a fear that burns like trash inside
And your shame the curse that burns your eyes

You've been hiding in the bedroom
Hoping this isn't how the story has to go
It's not the way it goes, it's your book now

You are golden, you are golden child
You are golden, don't let go, don't let go tonight

You're a lonely soul
In a land of broken hearts
Your far from home
Is a perfect place to start

So this final verse is a contradiction
And the more we learn, the less we know

We've been talking about a feeling,
We both know inside but couldn't find the words
I couldn't write this verse.
I've seldom been so sure
About anything before

Golden, you are golden child
You are Golden, don't let go, don't let go tonight

This world is a dead man down
Every breath is a faded crown we wear,
Like some debilitated king
Don't let go tonight

The earth spins and the world goes round
The green comes from the frozen ground,
And everything will be made new again,
Like freedom in spring,
Hey, like freedom in spring,
Like freedom in spring


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    General CommentJon Foreman: "We are lonely souls in the land of broken hearts, far from home but this is where the story begins. And yes, you are the protagonist, you are the hero and the villain, the prince and the pauper and the clown all in one. So where do things head from here? well, that's your call... I remember drew laying down his line over top of the verses, this mellow, ethereal roof over top of the song."
    born2xlon March 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is just a really sweet song. It's fairly simple I think, well the way I interpret it is. Simply about someone who's down and out, depressed and who's self esteem has taken a battering and the singer is telling them that they're 'golden'. I love the way that's put, 'you are golden'. It's just so pure. I can hear this as if it's saying it to me, 'you are golden child', and it is such a comfort. I love how positive it is about everything. Just one of those simple, positive messages that mean so much. John Foreman, don't ever stop writing songs.
    shirvson December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way, just a few lyrics corrections. I wouldn't bother if they didn't need to be made.

    'Every breath is a singing crown away, like some debilitated king' = 'Every breath is a fading crown that we wear like some debilitated king'

    'Earth spins and your mind goes round' = 'Earth spins and the moon goes round'
    shirvson December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is excellent. I think its about someone whos feeling down and out and just not feeling as if shes speacial or as if shes worth anything. The lyrics are encouraging to say "hey you are golden because you are a child of God and he has made you in his image! God has a plan for you so you must be special"
    clairpatraon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what he says in the beginning of the song?
    nena4Christon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think at the start he's jus repeating "like freedom" over and over again.
    shirvson January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe interpreted this song in English class this year, so this is pretty much what i got from it:
    When he talks about being golden, i think its an amazing way to say that your are "pure or your really worth something".

    when he says:
    There's a fear that burns,
    Like trash inside
    And you're ashamed of the curse,
    That burns your eyes

    When you think of something burning, like a candle flame, you think its beautiful, and it represents something wonderful, but when you think of trash burning you think negativly, because trash burning isnt such a great thing, so i think that represents a bad thing that happened to her, and like tears, it burns her eyes.
    iLUVHH13on June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song.

    "She's been staring down the demons,
    Who've been screaming she's just another so and so,
    Another so and so.."

    ^that's my favorite part of the song. it's so true. this song has helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. i love it.

    WishingForYouon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"We are lonely souls in the land of broken hearts, far from home but this is where the story begins. And yes, you are the protagonist, you are the hero and the villain, the prince and the pauper and the clown all in one. So where do things head from here? well, that's your call... I remember drew laying down his line over top of the verses, this mellow, ethereal roof over top of the song." -Jon Foreman
    ThisSettingSunon August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI DON'T think they're singing Burn, burn, burn
    but they are singing la la la la during that part.

    I love this song..it's so uplifting! like freedom in spring.
    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link

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