If I don't think about the fact that she left me
If I don't see the pearls fall from the sky
If I don't hear the accusations of blasphemy
If I don't feel the tears in my eyes
This is the best day of my life

You say you'll call me and then you don't
I'll want to kiss you and then I won't
We both do nothing and call it love
Is this love?
Is this love?

This morning I wanted a cup of coffee
But I didn't have any cream
Last night I wanted some inspiration
But I didn't have any dreams
Coupled with the fact that you belong to another
Whose name is self-righteousness
So evil girl, if one of us has a date
With the undertaker, which one will it be?
You can cry forever, but you'll get no sympathy
This is the best day of my life

I've got three chains o' gold
And they will shine forever
They are the nucleus of my soul
Melt down, no, they will never

I've got three chains o' gold
And they will shine forever
They are the nucleus of my soul
Melt down, no, they will never

Yes

Give back the chains, if you don't you will die
Nothing should come between you and I

I've got three chains o' gold
And they will shine forever
If one of us has to go
You will go before me

If one of us has to go (three chains o' gold)
You will go before me
(Three chains o' gold)
You will go before me, baby (they will shine forever)
'Cause I sho 'nuff say you will

(Three chains o' gold)
(You will go before me)
(You will go before me)
(You will go before me)
(you will go before me)

I've got three chains o' gold
They gonna shine

Forever, forever, forever

(Three chains o' gold)


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3 Chains O' Gold Lyrics as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    It's a opera orchestra demonstration of the genius portraying the 3 stages of a broken relationship.It' all the stages of feelings you go through when you break up with someone you really still care for. At first you are content thinking everything is going to be alright but you really not sure if it's the end or just a temporary seperation to get thoughts together but as time go on you become inferiated and you have this desperate attempt to fight back and keep it to protect your feeling then you not truly letting go yet but then one day you wake after a long while and that person is still not there you come to except it,pick up your pieces and move on.

    Cupkinson July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    The 3 chains are the holy trinity. It's about him dating a woman who tests his spirituality.

    meshellleon January 21, 2011   Link
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    I always thought the second verse was funny..... "This morning I wanted a cup of coffee/ But I didn't have any cream/ Last night I wanted some inspiration/ But I didn't have any dreams" That's hilarious!

    jtm101583on February 18, 2009   Link
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    A correction in the lyrics:

    The first line is "If I don't think about the fact that you left me", not "she left me"; the entire song is a dialogue and Prince talks to her in Second Person ("You will go before me" not "she will go before me"). "She" or "her" are examples of Third Person and Prince stays consistent.

    PsYcLONeon July 21, 2018   Link

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