"Gold" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
There's a mountain and it's mighty high
You cannot see the top, unless you fly
There's a molehill, of proven ground
There ain't nowhere to go if you hang around

1-Everybody wants to sell what's already been sold
Everybody wants to tell what's already been told
What's the use of money
If you ain't gonna break the mold
Even at the center of the fire, there is cold
And all that glitters ain't gold
And all that glitters ain't gold

There's an ocean, of despair
There are people livin' there
They're unhappy, each and every day
Hell is not fashion, so whatcha tryin' to say?
(repeat 1)

There's a lady, ninety nine-years-old
If she led a good life, heaven takes her soul
That's a theory and if you don't want to know
Step aside and make a way for those who want to go...

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"Gold" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    General CommentI heard this on the radio the other week, and realized I had completely forgotton an amazing song.

    You can take the ''All that glitter's aint gold'' line in a lot of ways, personally at the moment, I take this in aspect of looking a girl I met. She was looked upon as the perfect girl because of her looks and her first impressions. I fortunately got to know her quite well but slowly she turned from all that was good into the complete opposite. Even though she looked real nice...she wasnt genuine.
    monkeywasteron February 19, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song has inspired me for years now. One of my top ten Prince songs. Anyway I think the song is telling you to not be fooled by the exterior because what really matters is what's inside.
    chrissypink24on August 20, 2009   Link

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