"Blue Buckets of Gold" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
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My blue bucket of gold
Friend, why don’t you love me?
Once the myth has been told
The lens deforms it as lightning

Raise your right hand
Tell me you want me in your life
Or raise your red flag
Just when I want you in my life

Search for things to extol
Friend, the fables delight me
My blue bucket of gold
Lord, touch me with lightning

Raise your right hand
Tell me you want me in your life
Or raise your red flag
Just when I want you in my life


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"Blue Bucket of Gold" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentI think this song is about struggling to believe, after you realize that what you believe in his a myth.
    Cyberghoston April 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentA blessed life (the gold) contained by melancholia (the blue bucket), a blessing but with its sadness.
    edgebadgeron June 20, 2015   Link
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    Song FactIn the version Gallant covered of this song for a spotify session, I believe? Stevens said the Blue bucket was a myth from the Gold Rush era where some kids were out playing with a blue bucket and had filled it with rocks. When they got back in town their parents noticed it was filled with gold. I thought it was an interesting fact, I don't add much to this conversation, lol, I know, but this song is lovely.
    jeanette55on January 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI read elsewhere in an article written by Ariana Bacle, that Oregon myth has it that pioneers in the 1800s stumbled on some pebbles that they initially thought were copper—only to find out years later that what they found was actually gold. By that time, they’d forgotten where they found the gold, and the location still remains a mystery.
    lori102092on June 06, 2017   Link

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