There's miles of caverns off the face of the cave,
Chippin' at the walls 18 hours a day,
There's gold in them there hills they say,
But all I'm diggin' up is a shovel of clay,
The bosses say we'll be leaving soon,
When the blades wore down we started diggin' with spoons,
A fortune rests beneath the California grass,
I'm never gonna stop until it's in my grasp,

And if I drop dead before you do,
I'll be sittin' in my mansion forever waiting for you.
And if they ask at my funeral why I look so glad,
You tell 'em how could I be mad,
When...

When gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now, I'm excited now,
'Cause gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now,
I can hardly contain myself,

So you're looking for a piece of that American dream,
An apartment in the city and a place you can clean,
And clean, and clean, and clean, and clean forever,
Where you can always change the color of paint on the wall,
Then you make your way to your casting calls,
You find out who your friends are when they change,
A teacher stands to address the class,
Saddened by the memory of pupils past,
But year by year she'll find someone to love,

On the day that my ex-girlfriend's grandfather died,
He spent most of the day reminiscing his life,
His final thought was how could I be mad,
When...

When gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now, I'm excited now,
'Cause gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now,
I can hardly contain myself,

So you,
You're on your way back,
You've got a half a tank of gas,
And a purse full of cash,
You're screamin',
L.A., L.A., here I come,
I'll change my name while I'm runnin' from the things that I've done,
And death,
It waits at the foot of my bed,
It watches when I get undressed,
And watch men, who don't care to know my name,
Pretend they love me,
And leave me just the same,
And the shelves of your dorm room are lined,
With empty, bottles of wine,
And liquor just like trophies,
From nights you can't remember,
You're just a girl,

Gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now, I'm excited now,
'Cause gold,
Glitters at my feet,
And I'm excited now,
I can hardly contain myself,

Gold...


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