"That Golden Rule" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
Son of Henry, I'm the first in line
To the throne, smell my mustard gas
I slash swords through your wooden spine
Well it cut my heart and it blew my head
We made love at the side of the road
Reflex, you better know this flows fast
This river is particularly sinister
Close your eyes and take my hand

I wanna scream one last death medley
I am looking for a reason to secure a forward motion

Love that golden rule, that golden rule
Need that golden rule, that golden rule
Secrets are the truth, they are the truth
We need that silver rule, that silver rule

Face to face with the ball and chain
I'll poke my head up till its red
I tell my secrets and you took my pain
About a broken heart and I will do it again
Son of Henry, I'm the first in line
To the throne, smell my mustard gas
I slash swords through your wooden spine
Well it cut my heart and it blew my head

I want to scream one last death medley
I am looking for a reason to secure a forward motion

Love that golden rule, that golden rule
Need that golden rule, that golden rule
Secrets are the truth, they are the truth
We need that silver rule, that silver rule


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"That Golden Rule" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    My OpinionI love this line: "I am looking for a reason to secure a forward motion". I mean, they could have just said something like "I need a reason to carry on", but I love that they chose this wording instead. Don't really know what the song means, but it's awesome.
    sambyon August 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe golden rule allows a judge to depart from a word's normal meaning in order to avoid an absurd result.

    It was created in English court.

    Related to the song, it's like he's trying to adapt himself to a new way, fighting and trying to get out of a relation.

    My two cents
    juampiamadon September 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking awesome song
    deltasunlighton August 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so fucking powerful. Love it.

    Don't quite understand what the golden rule is, though.
    Does it have anything to do with the golden ratio? Maybe that's why they are in a Parthenon-like building in the video... Just guessing here.
    ElleDriveron August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is immense....i think it might have something to do with a battle thought between kings or something(guess) but this is what the first few lines suggest.
    HEROofZEROon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOops. i mean fought
    HEROofZEROon September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it 'this pretty river' rather than just 'this river'?

    Anybody else find the bulbous red flapping head image deeply strange? o_O
    Sporkahon November 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe "Golden Rule" is treat others as you would like to be treated in a few relgions as far as I know. So I'm guessing it's something along those lines?
    MF2007on November 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Wire, Season four, episode 7. Bunk Moreland interrogating Omar Little: "Aw yeah. That Golden Rule..."

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    billbagginson November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that is a constant battle (violence references) or is going downhill and the protagonist is stuggling to come out on top (or without getting hurt). This is causing much frustration and in the end he just wants to move on, "I want to scream one last death medley, I am looking for a reason to secure a forward motion". Also it might be a reflection of the good and bad points of the relationship (second verse). Yea I agree with the golden rule being 'treat others as you would wish to be treated' and the chorus brings this up as a reminder to the other person in the relationship.
    Lucas3004on September 25, 2010   Link

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