"Gold Day" as written by and Mark Linkous....
Good morning my child
Stay with me a while
You not got any place to be
Won't you sit a spell with me

You've got diamonds for eyes
It's time for you to rise
And evaporate
In the sun
Sometimes it can weigh
A ton

Keep all your crows away
Hold skinny wolves at bay
In silver piles of smiles
May all your days be gold my child

A necklace of leaves
Spirits in the trees
And drown all the clocks 'til there's none
Little ambient in the sun

Keep all your crows away
Hold skinny wolves at bay
In silver piles of smiles
May all your days be gold my child

Ha-ah, ha-ah, ha-ah, hah-ahh

Good morning my child
Stay with me a while
And evaporate in the sun
Sometimes it can weigh a ton

Keep all your crows away
Hold skinny wolves at bay
In silver piles of smiles
May all your days be gold my child
May all your days be gold my child
May all your days be gold my child
May all your days be gold my child


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"Gold Day" as written by Mark Linkous

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    General CommentThis song makes me really miss Sparklehorse.
    RIP Mark Linkous.
    criminologyon February 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. maybe i'm being too literal, but i think of it as a love song from mother to child. about enjoying the time they have, the childhood before it's gone.
    golddayson November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. maybe i'm being too literal, but i think of it as a love song from mother to child. about enjoying the time they have, the childhood before it's gone.
    golddayson November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is unbelievably adorable. Yes, yes, it is.
    nitsirhcon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song, but I dont believe it has to necessarily be about a mother's love for her child. I tihnk the lyrics can be applied to the love shared between a couple. Very chill, very romantic.
    ALackofColorHereon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always imagine him in a chapel just looking to get away from problems and there's a boy who always wants to do the same. the child's eyes are so innocent and pure with diamonds for eyes. and then it peaks into metaphors and analogies that it's time for him to evaporate with the weight so heavy sometimes (on his shoulders). it's nice to just feel like there are no deadlines or time limits on anything and you could just lay there in the warm sun. and to just let your problems fade as you sail away from their presence.
    happychaoson December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think when it says "my child" its kind of like god talking to you. I'm not exactly religious but that's how i see it. He's saying to enjoy life because you are amazing and you deserve an awesome life. "keep all your crows away. hold skinny wolves at bay" that's saying not to let anything get you down. Crows bother and destract people. skinny wolves must be hungry and want to eat you. But keep them away.
    "in silver piles of smiles may all your days be gold my child" have a good life.
    a necklace of leaves" keep your head up. saying your head should be so high that the leaves surround your neck. not literal of course.
    "spirits in the trees" Kind of the same. Keep your spirits high up like the tops of the trees.
    "and drown all the clocks 'til there's none" Take you time and enjoy life.

    yeah...
    alexandraairdon April 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI want this song played at my funeral. I think that "good morning" are words of farewell as we are about to enter another phase of life.

    I think that by saying "may all your days be gold, my child" the song is telling us to remember each and every day of our lives as something beautiful by using our happy memories (silver piles of smiles, which happens to be my favorite phrase) to avoid focusing on any pain or suffering (the crows and wolves) in our lives.

    This song makes death feel so peaceful-- we don't die; we evaporate. I love the image of drowning clocks, like everything in this world just disappears into the depths of whatever.

    I never know whether to smile or cry when I listen to this. Usually, it is both.
    ylimemion August 15, 2010   Link

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