"Tears of Gold" as written by and Jonathan Graboff Neal Casal....
One day we are young

And by the next one we are old despite the years
And tears of gold precede the rapture

Time has its way with everyone
In its path, she combs her hair
And tears of gold fall on the grave
Tears of gold
Tears of golden restraint
As evidence of the pain that we feel inside

Mary-Anne settle down, let's bring the band around, how 'bout?
And we'll sing you to Heaven and back
Laura-Lee sets the food out on the tabletop for us
And when she asked Mary-Anne to say grace
Mary-Anne settles down wiping tears of gold from her face

Where we are strong by tomorrow we will grow weak and disappear
Our families all gather round to remember
Where we are flesh and blood, by the next one
We are dust under the wheels
Without a love, we are only ashen urns of silver
Tears of gold
Tears of golden restraint
As evidence of the pain that she feels
Tears of gold
Tears of gold promise the rapture and heal the soul

Replacing the tears of gold with music, and laughter

Tears of gold
Tears of gold

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"Tears of Gold" as written by Jonathan Graboff Bradley Smith Pemberton


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    General CommentSounds like "where we are DUST under the wheels" not "just"
    needles1976on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. makes me think of death and how its sad, but it's also hopeful that there is more than just whats here right now.
    GabrielDeRoseon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Without a love, we are only ashen birds of silver"

    should actually be:
    "w/o a love, we're only ash in URNS of silver"

    and yes needles, it is "dust"
    cold_roseson July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Time has its way with everyone."

    Ain't that the truth.
    cubbyblueson January 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"time waits for no man"
    - Meyer...died of brain cancer 6 months after retiring from waiting tables for 30+ years. All he wanted to do was paint.
    lettieon November 14, 2008   Link

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