"Golden Sunlight" as written by and Tim Mahoney Chad Sexton....
Hand over hand
I crawl back to land
There is no retreat
That option's far and away
I have to be brave
But I always did crave
The golden sunlight
It's been about me
But I'm setting that free
For golden sunlight, oh

[Chorus:]
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on

Somehow it came out
When I can't talk about
Someone to help me
As free as I wanna be
I cannot erase
But you helped me face
The songs and the flowers
At last perception
Of my self deception
The songs and the flowers, oh

[Chorus]
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on

[Bridge]
What if I could just let my guard down
What if I could live wide open, yeah
What if I could just let my guard down
And go beyond into the great unknown

Sweetheart, I've been bothered
A golden sun lit path
I've been after
Grass hills, wild flowers
Sharp road trails
For a daughter
I want to be her father
I want to hear her laughter
Under meteor showers
The dogs will howl at the midnight hour

[Chorus]
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on

[Bridge]
What if I could just let my guard down
What if I could live wide open, yeah
What if I could just let my guard down
And go beyond into the great unknown


Lyrics submitted by jbond311

"Golden Sunlight" as written by Douglas Martinez Chad Sexton

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song after listening to the whole album.
    stReveon May 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs off the new album, which ive been so stoked for. but i think this song means not being so hard headed, and opening up. "letting your guard down." perhaps becoming more open minded, and learning to enjoy the world. this door he has walked through brings him happiness.
    AustinDangerYoungon June 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I cannot erase
    But you helped me face
    The songs and the flowers"

    I wonder if this is any add on to the idea they were singing about in Long for the Flowers in their previous album?

    I think this song is about wanting something in life, but certain things such as having a guard up and self-deception is stopping that, so the song is about what could be if that all went away.
    Zenteron June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to have a real "zen-like" quality about it. Reminds me of a book I just read by author Eckhart Tolle about Ego and Perceptions. It is called A New Earth>a good read, very mind opening. It is about getting past negative thoughts and staying positive and open....being free from the "pain body". Anyways it seems like 311 has always been extremly open-minded and this seems to be reflected in numerous songs......like the song "Its Alright" that just came out as well. All the songs I have heard so far off Uplifter sound really good....maybe that is why 311 is my favorite band. ;)
    mallorypmmon June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis album is good, but it definetly doesn't compare to any of their older stuff...
    Maybe in a couple years, we can look back and reminisce, and maybe it will seem better than it does now.

    To me anyways.
    Sweetlove311on July 03, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningDon't you think since Nick and Sa were having a child that maybe this song is about keeping an open mind about life changing events and "letting your guard down" with a new event in life that you have never experianced before.
    There is something about the Line..."Want to be a father, want to hear her laughter...under meter showers" then he names his daughter Nova, that just strikes me. Not only that but the golden sunlight....is a new day of dawn....A new begining! Lyically i feel 311 has come a long way with deeper meaning that grassroots....which is my fav. _Kat and baby Zoe.
    bg311saon December 18, 2009   Link
  • -4
    General CommentStupid song.
    ComeOriginal08on June 25, 2009   Link

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