Down in the waves
She screams again
Roar at the door
My mind can't take much more

I could never drown in

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
It's just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no guard in my house

Clouds covered love's
Barbed-wire snarl
Strung up, strung out
I just can't go without

I could never drown in

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
It's just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no guard in' my house

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
It's just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no guard in my house
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
It's just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no guard in my house



Lyrics submitted by shannakett99, edited by aliceismad, Mattsb


Gold on the Ceiling song meanings
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  • +4
    My Interpretation:I was listening to this song, and I think I'm hearing what is printed here, Ain't no God in My eye.

    The line about they want to get my Gold on the ceiling, Sounds very much like they are talking about how churches (Mostly Catholic) take tithes, they want Your gold, and they use it, to put it on their ceiling. Like Sistine chapel style.

    Saying they want my gold, and its only a matter of time before they just take it forcefully, because their reasons for doing so (True Belief they are doing what God wants) will be strong enough that if I dont give it, they'll begin to take it.

    Granted there is the whole Thall Shalt not steal, but who knows.

    This is just what I thought about when I first heard it, It seems like a rebuking of churches and the way they take people's money.
    Punisher1205on December 28, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:The lyrics are wrong. Here's the lyrics from the official Rocksmith video game DLC version of the song:

    Down in the waves
    She screams again
    Roar at the door
    My mind can't take much more

    I could never drown in

    They wanna' get my (2x)

    CHORUS
    Gold on the ceiling
    I ain't blind
    It's just a matter of time
    Before you steal it
    It's all right
    Ain't no guarding my high

    Clouds covered love's
    Barbed wire snare
    Strung up strung out
    I just can't go without

    I could never drown in

    They wanna get my (2x)

    CHORUS
    BauerPower24on January 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:The only other version I can find of different lyrics is instead of god they say Blood. And on the SNL version you can clearly hear him say God.
    JRofHarveyCastleon December 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Rocks in a good way.
    emuInAmuumuuon April 22, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:new spin: Parents, grandparents and anybody who has a kid has blamed their kid for grey hairs. Gold on the ceiling = blond hair. So my feeling is that the song is about the struggle of parenthood. The God reference in my interpretation is not God or a deity in any way. It refers to creation, power and knowing whats best for his/your kid/s.
    Urshoesoutsidetheboxon April 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i think he say :

    "They wanna get my
    They wanna get my
    Gold on the ceiling
    I ain't blind
    It's just a matter of time
    Before you steal it
    It's alright
    Ain't no guard in my house"

    i thinks it's like: take all my money, and my possessions, i don't fuck*** care.
    rodrigoramirez93on May 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My Opinion:This song's probably just about Dan being Jewish
    FridgeCO.on August 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I always thought he said:

    "It's alright
    Ain't nobody my height"

    Which I thought was cool, because the gold was on the ceiling.
    mio84on March 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ain't no guard in my house*
    barbed wire snare
    lureman93on February 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:In the book Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, the character Pilate has a tarp hanging from her ceiling which the protagonist Milkman believes contain gold. He steals it at one point in the novel. That's what I immediately thought of when I saw the title. Probably has nothing to do with the song. Just throwing it out there. haha
    PandemiKon February 29, 2012   Link

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