"You Got Gold" as written by and Keith Sykes John Prine....
Is there ever enough space between us
To keep us both honest and true?
Why is it so hard just to sit in the yard
And stare at the sky so blue?
I've got a new way of walking and a new way of talking
Honey when I'm around you,
But it gives me the blues when I've got some good news
And you're not there to bring it to.

Life is a blessing, it's a delicatessen
Of all the little favors you do.
All wrapped up together no matter the weather,
Baby you always come through.
It's a measure of treasure that gives me the pleasure
Of loving you the way I do
And you know I would gladly say I need your love badly
And bring these little things to you.

Cause you got gold
Gold inside of you
You got gold
Gold inside of you
Well I got some
Gold inside me too

Well I'm thinking I'm knowing that I gotta be going
You know I hate to say so long.
It gives me an ocean of mixed up emotion
I'll have to work it out in a song.
Well I'm leaving a lot for the little I got
But you know a lot a little will do
And if you give me your love
I'll let it shine up above
And light my way back home to you.

Cause you got gold
Gold inside of you
Cause you got gold
Gold inside of you
Well I got some
Gold inside me too

You got wheels
Turning inside of you
You got wheels
Turning inside of you
Well I got wheels
Turning inside me too

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"You Got Gold" as written by Keith Sykes John Prine


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    General CommentNo comments on one of the great love songs of my youth? Blasphemy! On the whole, appreciation of John Prine is shockingly lacking on this site.
    A_Raging_Bullon November 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo shit Raging Bull. Seen him 3 times in concert. Laughed and cried each time. Kinda embarassing to admit, but if you've seen him, you'll know what I mean.
    roblandon March 09, 2010   Link
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    MemoryI had a best friend 1000 miles away that told me this song made him think of me. He introduced me to John Prine music. All via the cell phone calls. I have been to Texas, Tennessee and Missouri to JP concerts. My friend who had a sad lonely life due to health and no job - died 5 years ago. I listened to his funeral service via a cell phone on the podium, 1000 miles away. They played You Got Gold........
    this song has meaning and memories for me. I really miss my friend.
    RBNANon July 22, 2010   Link

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