Won't you run underneath the door.
Take my home, treat it as your own.

My mother told me don't you run away,
Because it takes a man to keep them hungry,
But I'm so damn cold,
And if this blood don't turn to gold
I think I'm doomed.

Ooh, Yeah.

The time has come my friend to run,
I bid you please to take the roses an the loaded gun I left you
'Cause I'm hopin' now you find somehow
That I'm so damn cold,
And if this blood don't turn to gold,
I think I'm doomed.

Ooh, Yeah.

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Blood to Gold song meanings
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    General CommentTo me the first line sounds like, "Won't you ruuuun, run with me for gold"

    And as for the meaning I have no idea lol... but I love the song nontheless. All their songs never fail to put a smile on my face.
    thesleepy1on September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of the lyrics is that its about wanting out of a relationship. i suspect its like an obligated mariage or something. so his mums telling him he has to go through with it. being cold could be cold feet, or being emotionly cold. blood turning to gold is a sense that what he has isnt enough (financially), so hes waiting on something impossible to happen and solve his problems, but really he knows hes got to run or hes doomed.

    second verse he concludes that he can't wait anymore, so he has to run. so yea the rose is a sorry. hes hoping she will understand.

    what im not really sure about is "it takes a man to keep them hungry" and the gun. i think the gun could be giving her a suicide option for leaving her with all his troubles.

    if you got any ideas about those things or a different meaning, let me know :)
    lyricaljoyon September 22, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI see it differently - I agree with the financial problems, but not the wedding. To me it sounds as if he's got himself and a friend into a mess, through some business venture or scam, and upset a lot of people - that would be the 'them' that are so hungry, for justice or what's been taken from them. His mother advises him not to run and to be a man about it.

    The chorus is him being 'so cold' as he has nowhere to hide, cold with fear etc. The running for gold is him saying that he'd give away his blood to be out of the mess, as unlikely as it is that he'd do that.

    Second verse, he's made up his mind: he's going to run, but his friend has decided to stay and face off against whatever he's running from - 'take the roses and the loaded gun I left you.' He's almost sure his friend is not going to come out well, so the roses are like a farewell gift.

    Just how I see it.
    Lyrianon January 15, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe way I see it is that this song is about a murder.

    His mom telling him not to run could be symbolism for not getting into trouble in general, and "It takes a man to keep them hungry" is saying that if he's in jail there won't be anybody to bring food to the table.

    He's saying he's cold because he's hiding and "If this blood don't turn to cold, I think I'm doomed" Blood as in "I have blood on my hands" and to gold might be saying he killed the man during some attempt to make money and if the situation doesn't magically change tohow he intended it to be he's going to go to jail for the rest of his life or "doomed"

    The last verse is him saying farewell to a close friend or lover and giving them a gun and a message to prepare them for whoever is coming after him, and he's hoping they figure the message out.

    Well, that's what I got from it anyway.
    EatingElephanton January 30, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionMelodies are great, instrument combo awesome, lyrics original and live performance, well, full of life! Yet I feel that with all that going for them, the band don't take full advantage to write good meaningful lyrics, for all their talent. Or am I just missing some deep metaphorical meaning in it all? If so, can I request a commentary to spell out the message for all the imbeciles like me:)
    folkfancyon June 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI find this song to remind me of being in a war. If this blood don't turn to gold I think I'm doomed could very well mean if these deaths and bloodshed don't turn into something good or a victory then hes doomed to either live with guilt, die soon, or go to hell for his actions. Being in the war would lead to him being hungry, his family will be hungry and that also relates to the guns and running.
    white_stone_3on September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is a guy regretting having tried to commit suicide. I think he has just tried to commit suicide and while he is lying there dying is wishing his(girl?)friend would come in and find him, that explains the first two lines.

    Then the second two lines are his mother having told him not to do it because it is a cowards way out, and a real man would stick around.

    The chorus is him lying there dying, that's the "so damn cold" line, "and if this blood don't turn to gold I think I'm doomed" is saying that unless a miracle happens, he is doomed to die.

    the line "the time has come my friend to run" is him reaching the point where he tries to kill himself, the next line is that he has left the gun and a bunch of roses for his friend when they find his body. However after attempting suicide, he is praying that the friend "finds somehow that I'm so damn cold" before he dies.
    Karkhanon November 06, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThere are hundreds of ways to interpret this song, and here's mine. Sorry it's so obnoxiously long...

    I think the first line is, "Won't you run, run with me for gold."
    And then the rest...
    "Take my home, treat it as your own"

    (He's running away and offers for the person he loves to come with him and live with him wherever he goes. As indicated by coming lines, he seems to be financially in debt to someone and is running away to find some way to make/get money.)

    "My mother told me don't you run away,
    Because it takes a man to keep them hungry"

    (Although his mother advises him not to run, she seems [to me] to be making fun of him and the fact that he, the man, can't provide for their family and gets into debt instead.)

    "But I'm so damn cold,
    And if this blood don't turn to gold,
    I think I'm doomed."

    (He feels emotionally cold and unloved by the people here--even his own mother makes fun of him, and he believes the people he's in debt to don't care about him at all, only his money. 'This blood' is his own body, and the people to whom he's in debt would rather he turns himself into gold for them since they don't give a #%$! about the man himself, they only care about the money. However, since he can't change himself into gold to repay them, he is doomed and they will punish him, hence his running away to get money, or 'running for gold.')

    "The time has come, my friend, to run
    I bid you please to take the roses and the loaded gun I left you
    'Cause I'm hopin' now you'll find somehow
    That I'm so damn cold"

    (That he 'left' her these things indicates that his love interest has chosen not to come with him, so he will run away by himself, and the time is now. He leaves her roses to show he still loves her. And I think the gun is to let her know how "cold" and un-cared-about he feels [and that he may have been considering suicide], since he left the gun 'CAUSE he's hoping she'll find that he's so damn cold.)

    "And if this blood don't turn to gold,
    I think I'm doomed."
    (same as above)

    That's just my personal take on it...
    banjoman43on July 03, 2013   Link

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