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


Lyrics submitted by shannakett99, edited by aliceismad, Mattsb, ajh1987

Gold on the Ceiling song meanings
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  • +5
    My InterpretationI 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
  • +4
    General CommentI think this is song about addiction. Probably heroin.

    down in the waves she screams again: She had to get out and take a walk cuz she's freakin' out.
    roar at the door, my mind can't take much more: an argument with his dealer over past dues
    I could never drown: No matter how bad as it can gets, he could never commit suicide.

    They wanna get my gold on the ceiling,
    They can't afford their drugs so someone wants their gold out of his mouth to pay up an old debt.

    I ain't blind
    It's just a matter of time
    Before you steal it: They will come and take the gold fillings of they don't pay up.

    Ain't no God in my eye: As it is printed on the dollar; "in god we trust" dosen't apply here

    Clouds cover love: domestic trouble
    Barbed wire snarl: she's pissed, she's jones'n
    Strung up, strung out: he's really jones'n
    I just can't go without: he's really, really jones'n
    kenyonon June 12, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe 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
  • +3
    General CommentI 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
  • +2
    General CommentThe 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 CommentRocks in a good way.
    emuInAmuumuuon April 22, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnew 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 Commenti 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 OpinionThis song's probably just about Dan being Jewish
    FridgeCO.on August 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentain't no guard in my house*
    barbed wire snare
    lureman93on February 13, 2012   Link

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