"Heart Of Gold" as written by and Kennedy/lever/percy/hobbs/mew....
I wanna live
I wanna give
I've been a miner for a heart of gold

It's these expressions I never give
That keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
And I'm gettin' old

Keeps me searchin' for a heart of gold
And I'm gettin' old.

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind
It's such a fine line
That keeps me searchin' for a heart of gold
And I'm gettin' old

Keeps me searchin' for a heart of gold
And I'm gettin' old

Keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
Ya keep me searchin' and I'm growin' old
Keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
I've been a miner for a heart of gold

Ah...
Mmm...


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  • +14
    General CommentI had always assumed it to be about virtue and him wanting to be a good person - he has good intentions but he has not got round to acting upon them. His life has seen him go everywhere but he still hasn't found the peace with himself that would allow him to concentrate his life on others. But then I guess everyone is going to put their own slant on it. Those who like love songs will turn it into a love song; I will try and turn it into an existential search...
    grazbosson January 21, 2010   Link
  • +8
    General CommentI am depressed and am searching for meaning to my life.
    I find it hard to connect with people.
    I've been to many places seeking inspiration, but have found none.
    There is a fine line between existing and living with a purpose.
    I feel that my life is wasting away.
    pseudonymouson August 29, 2008   Link
  • +7
    General Commentthis song is great, i think what its about is trying to find someone to love who really loves you, thats the heart of gold.
    Sexwith Skullson May 12, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti always took "its these expressions i never give, That keep me searchin' for a heart of gold" to mean he's never met someone he truely loved, who he could say "i love you" to (and mean it), and so he's still on the lookout. i like the idea where hes searching for the good in himself better though, i've never thought of it that way before.
    Redwood is a small town in Ontario, (99% sure of that) I have a friend who was born there. They have large amythest mines in Redwood.
    nomnomnomon October 11, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAbout still searching for that ever-elusive "love" and being fully aware that time is not on our side ("...and I'm gettin' old"). Beautiful and poignant.
    jimmyjango2000on May 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNeil speaks about his search for a person that loves him back not just with the love that will leave him in the morning but the love that will stay with him for a lifetime and as the song progresses he realizes how hard it is to find this person and that he grows older in his search and the meloncoly tune show that hes losing hope but he keeps searching for a heart of gold someone he can love live with and give love to without feeling that the person is just in it for money or fame someone genuine i think whether you have found this person or you are still looking we all feel like this at one time and maybe our whole lives
    Inpeaceon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell I have to say that your uncle will never be as good a neil, and i'm glad to see that some one finly say it is just threr opinon
    inchainsfreakon April 10, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI suppose the song really is about trying to find love. But to me I always thought of an old man searching for something in himself. The allusions to mining I figured was an internalizing action. An old man either trying to feel good about his presence on Earth or trying to find it in himself to spread love. But heck, I can tell I'm the minority opinion on this.
    Seahawkfanon March 19, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI also believe it is about a man trying to improve himself as a person. I think he keeps trying to feel different emotions like happiness etc., but can't. Time is running out because he's getting older & all he just wants is to have a heart of gold. That what I believe the line: "It's these expressions I never give" means. He wants to show emotion, but has trouble doing it. Its a very sweet song.
    vasastanon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI keep searching for true love
    Beachlegson July 23, 2007   Link

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