Mother make me gold again again again again
It was us and you and him you you and him
And each of us were golden
Like sunset on my childhood curtains
The beige and the brown and the bronze on fire
With the days end with the days with the days end oh it ends
Those days end
‘Cause surely everything has blackened
Mother make me golden again

Mother make me gold again again again again
I was pure and warm, innocent
And each of us were golden
Like sunset on john laughing
Oh how the light would cover him

With the stitches, no tag backs
And the red kool-aid mustache
We can race there and then back
Just sodas and best friends

Waging war on the ant’s nest
And a card in your spokes clicks
Like the buttons on a joy stick
I loved it

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    General CommentIt's obvious Ian is talking about his childhood and wanting to go back to the "golden" years. He is reflecting on how happy his childhood was and how everything now "has blackened".
    brandon..on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits so true, i never really realized how great it was when i was littler untill i heard this.
    alysssaon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.. everytime i hear it, i just fucking choke up with pure nostalgia. it perfectly describes the innocence and purity of childhood and how when you finally reflect on it, it's too late because
    everything has "blackened"
    vulgaron April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song encompasses the way I've felt since the day I graduated high school. Everything can get so fucked up.. or "blackened" from then on. John is Ian's brother, and he's also mentioned in "Skinned Knees and Gapped Teeth" and "Run In The Front".
    makemegoldagainon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the way john features in alot of the songs and i love this band, it makes me think of all the brilliant times i had with my sister when we were wee. it just vanishes.
    'youth is wasted on the young'?
    it's not really wasted cos it's an absolutely glorious time, it's just really sorely missed.
    heyjuderefrainon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the songs I relate the most to off of the two songs. I sense an inspiration by the poem "nothing gold can stay" by robert frost. This song is one of my favorite because it's something that everyone can relate to but the way it is expressed in the song is personal and not cliche.
    staybrutal28on September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me really sad. I'm 16 and just realizing my childhood is almost over, and it feels like too much of it was wasted. Now I'm driving, getting letters from college, and I see my friends growing up and becoming adults. I want to stay a kid forever, but I know that that can't really happen. I'll have to grow up sooner or later, but I guess I shouldn't dwell on this and enjoy it while I still can. If only everyone felt the same way and the "real world" was more like this, when the only wars we had were with ants, and jobs and business weren't taken so seriously. I also think its funny how kids look forward to growing up, but once there you just want to go back and stay forever.
    somemexicanon April 19, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song is about missing childhood and looking back at your past. One of my favorite songs of all time. It has nearly 300 plays on my iTunes, but only now did I think of this:

    Picture yourself being pushed on a swing or someone picking you up and spinning you around when you were little. And once you were put back down, you would immediately say, "Again! Again!"

    When he sings "again again again again", it reminds me of that.

    maracastilloon July 09, 2014   Link

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