"Two Coins" as written by and Dallas Green....
Northwest is where I'm headed,
Underneath the golden sky
I'm searching for a wisdom
That every man seeks to find
I've got wicked thoughts a brewin'
Many even deeds I've done
I'm looking for a reason
For a reason not to run

[Chorus: x2]

I've always been dark
With light somewhere in the distance

I've got no destination
No place to call my own
I'll explore the constellations
Till I find the course I mean to hone
But come fever or come famine
Come the biting winter cold
Just put two coins upon my eyelids
So I can pay the poor man's toll

[Chorus: x2]

I've always been dark
With light somewhere in the distance

I've been so unforgiving
Stranded in old traditions

[Chorus: x2]

I've always been dark
With light somewhere in the distance


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"Two Coins" as written by Dallas Green

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful, introspective song - dark, but strangely hopeful.

    The version I listen to has somewhat different lyrics. Posting the lyrics in entirety, as not to have a mess of bits and pieces.

    Two Coins

    North west is where I'm heading,
    Underneath the golden sky.
    I'm searching for wisdom
    That every man seeks to find

    I've got wicked thoughts brewing.
    Many evil deeds I've done.
    I'm looking for a reason,
    For a reason not to run

    Cuz I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance.
    I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance

    I've got no destination.
    No place to call my own.
    I'll explore the constellations,
    Til I find the cause I'm mean to hold

    But come fever or come famine,
    Come the biting winter cold,
    Just put two coins upon my eyelids
    So I can pay the boatman's toll

    Cuz I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance.
    I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance

    I've been so unforgiving,
    Stranded in old traditions

    Cuz I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance.
    I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance

    I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance.
    I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance
    Lazulineon October 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love they way this man writes,

    North west is where I'm heading,
    Underneath the golden sky.

    it's so deep and it has so much meaning,
    NorthWest he is always going to head back to Canada...
    Known for the Northern Lights


    I'm searching for wisdom
    That every man seeks to find..........Every man wants to know they are doing the right thing...

    I've got wicked thoughts brewing.
    Many evil deeds I've done..
    I'm looking for a reason,
    For a reason not to run........

    ........ this verse clicks to me cause i think every man has to deal with having temptations and regrets we all battle.... some less, others... Me More than others
    After being in the military, getting cheated on while deployed and then my recent ex...... I've been traveling or on the run.... from everything and myself...

    Cuz I've always been dark
    With light somewhere in the distance.
    The way he sings this chorus.... It's so True.... I guess to me this line is whatever keeps you alive whatever keeps you whole, makes you want to stay alive, that slim ray of hope of things turning out for the better... it keeps us going. Whatever makes this hell bearable would be your light in a sense.

    I've got no destination.
    No place to call my own.
    With dallas being on the road all the time i bet he doesn't really feel like he's ever settled down or really felt like he's had a home.... I can relate since I've stayed in about 30 different places and had to live outta duffle bags, luggage, and what not going from state to state, base to base, a few times countries... It takes a toll on you

    I'll explore the constellations,
    Til I find the course I'm mean to hone

    I think he is trying to display his love for Canada because To Mr. Green, Home is Canada :3 But in America, Wisconsin is basically north of most of our country...... Be it north west, Or north east.


    But come fever or come famine,
    Come the biting winter cold,
    Just put two coins upon my eyelids
    So I can pay the boatman's toll

    I love this verse also, probably my one of my favorites on this song.
    the first two lines are implying if he were to die, be it disease infested or natural so be it. The last two lines are extremely significant. If you know Dallas, he doesn't really believe in, don't quote me on this but it's either God, or Christianity ... But yeah... i got distracted be back later lmao
    akingkeotaon January 05, 2015   Link

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