"Goldfield" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
Car 5032 of the union pacific
Is passing by on the right to
Bring back all the hopelessness
Of a trailer park in the old

Mining town
Where the irony's laying thick on the ground
In the dirty streets of Goldfield
If you're searching for silver

Or an easier fortune
Finding nothing in the way of love or a
Life of living any better than before
You'll know you've arrived

In Goldfield
Car 5032 of the union pacific
Is passing by on
The right and she's thinking of escaping out to Frisco

From the
Trailer park in the old mining town
Where the irony's laying
Thick on the ground

In the dirty streets of Goldfield
Laying roots
Down to soak up the poison for generations
Finding nothing in

The way of love or a life of living any better than before
You'll
Know you've arrived in Goldfield
Gotta get the hell out of Goldfield

I'm gone this time
I'm really leaving


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"Goldfield" as written by Rocky Votolato

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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song...
    i think the meaning is kind of obvious. i imagine goldfield as one of those tiny, old, depressing towns in which everyone is poor and struggling because there are no jobs to be had. it's an "old mining town" past its hayday. the only way to find a better life is to get out of the town.

    and i guess the irony that's "laying thick on the ground" is that the town of Goldfield has no gold, metaphorical or literal.
    fivedollarstoryon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGoldfield is a ghost town in Nevada.
    blueoftheskyon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGoldfield is a ghost town in Nevada.
    blueoftheskyon July 18, 2007   Link

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