I went digging for gold
I went down to the valley
Over by the mountain
Where the Prospektor had been told
I'm marching through the cold
We're marching through the cold

I went digging for gold
I went down with my brother
A bucket and a shovel
And a book about the colour of coal
I'm marching through the cold
We're marching through the cold

There's a tiny little crackle on the telephone line
Saying what use the metal if the metal don't shine?
She said bring me back a ring 'cause I really want one
Now I been digging so long that I never see the sun

I went digging for gold
I went down to the valley
Over by the mountain
Where the Prospektor had been told
I'm marching through the cold
We're marching through the cold

There's a tiny little crackle on the telephone line
Saying what use is the metal if the metal don't shine?
She said bring me back a ring 'cause I really want one
Now I been digging so long that I never see the sun
Now I been digging so long that I never see the sun
Now I been digging so long that I never see the sun


Lyrics submitted by Outrune, edited by BIRDDUDE830

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    General CommentAnyone else kind of get the feeling that this sounds a bit like a very, very early version of life in technicolor? Maybe its just that it has similar chord progression at the chorus, but that's what i thought first time i heard it.
    Dr. Don April 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWill can sing! Nice vocals, it's a sweet change. The song is good as well.
    young_jableson February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I think it's about a man trying to please his woman and get her whatever she wants. He works hard every day, but she wants everything he's working for and more. The song uses a man going on a goldrush as symbolism. She really wants material things, marriage, lots of commitment and devotion..

    So he feels this pressure to get her whatever she asks for, and she's asking for a lot! She probably calls him telling him that she'll only take the best, hence "What good is the metal if the metal don't shine," and "bring me back a ring 'cause I really want one."

    And he's going out of his way to get her what she wants, but they're both in a goldrush: She's in a goldrush to get whatever she can out of him, and he's in a goldrush to get whatever he can out of the world (making money at work, etc..), so he can go and give it back to her.

    And Will sings, which is all gravy with me, because he's great :)
    bueller84on April 02, 2009   Link

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