You slipped from my arms, I knew you had to go
Such a heavy heart, who could hope to hold
And I know where you're going, and that's the hardest part
No matter where tonight ends, you won't escape your broken heart

Stay a while

Helpless for the words, and it tightens up the air
It's not what you deserve, it's not for lack of care
Inside of me is screaming out, I'm praying for my prayers
Distracting and unworthy of each and every burning tear

Seems insincere

Do I see God in all of this, maybe all along
It's just that we're so small, and simply not as strong
Strong like wings of silver, and feathers made of gold
To carry heavy hearts, to cover all our helpless souls

To cover all of us

Under wings of Gold and Silver sometimes we have to hide
For shelter from this bitter winter at least tonight

If it were mine to give I'd give you your own time
Turn it back or forward whatever you decide

Stay a while
winter, at least tonight


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    General Commenta few weeks ago i was told that a friend of mine committed suicide. i was going nuts, and then i put on some music, it just happened to be this song. i got calmed down real fast. and i started thinking about the part
    "It's just that we're so small, and simply not as strong Strong like wings of silver, and feathers made of gold To carry heavy hearts, to cover all our helpless souls"
    and i remembered that God will always be there to help me through the crappy times, no matter what. and i felt better and now i dont cry every time i hear this song, i smile and think of my friend and his funny stupidness. thank you Stavesacre for singing songs like this one to help remind us that God will always care about us and 'carry heavy hearts' that we have. God bless!!
    Christalenaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of my friends called me one day telling me she was listening to this song and she just started to think of me and all the crap Ive been going though lately. I had never heared of this band before so when I got home I downloaded it and its such a nice song. I think its one of thoes songs that have multiple meanings, it just kinda depends how you interperate it to be. I am not a firm believer in God, but this song makes me want to be one!
    DaDreadlockChickon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song picks me up when i am down, it reminds me that some one bigger than us is there protecting me, looking over me.
    us2guaton July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song speaks of someone loved very much heart falling away and rejecting God and following their own way ("I know where you're going, and that's the hardest part"). The second verse speaks of the immense burden felt for the person, to the point of "burning tears."
    The message of the song is that God is in control, sometimes we just have to let go and take refuge in His wings (Psalm 91:4). At the end of the song ("If it were mine to give I'd give you your own time") it is realized that there is a constraint on this life called time, and that God is waiting to "cover all our helpless souls."

    This is one of my all-time favorite songs.
    gartley86on June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStavesacre is wonderful and their lyrics are amazing as well... Gold and Silver is a great song. All their lyrics have such depth to them.
    beleon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know what this song means to me, but i think it's more on a personal level then in the broad meaning of the lyrics. I think more broadly it just describes how we don't have control over our lives, God does and we need to follow the path God lays out for us no matter how difficult it may be. Thats just my opinion... hmmph
    replaceableon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is, by far, one of the most amazing songs that i have ever heard. it makes me cry every time. well, not every time, but almost every time that i hear it. beautiful. it has so much meaning to me just because of timing with deaths and such. stay a while, please, stay a while. beautiful. mark solomon you are a genius.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics aren't too bad but the whole song smacks of amateurism, whether it's the producer or band or maybe both I'm not sure....
    NJJon March 09, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThere are times when we don't have the answer to problems. This song speaks to those times we need to find shelter from the burden of life.
    tgwon April 16, 2013   Link

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