Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Everyone wishes for it
How do you measure its worth
Just by the pleasure it gives
Here on Earth

Oh, I'm getting old
Oh, I'm getting old
Everyone wishes for youth
How have I wasted my life
Trusting the pleasure it gives?
Here on Earth

Lord come with fire
Lord come with fire
Everyone's wasting their time
Storing up treasure in vain
Trusting the pleasure it gives
Here on Earth

Oh, I see the end
Oh, I see the end
Everyone is waiting for death
How do you measure its worth?
Justice delivers its gift
Here on Earth

Silver and gold . . .


Lyrics submitted by NineMenOnRocks, edited by nemov, Mellow_Harsher, Aragorn224

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    My OpinionThis song expresses to me how the inbred belief that we all are to strive for siler and gold on this earth is questionable. Comparing yourself to others that have more or being obsessed with obtaining more worldly possesions means little in the end or the scope of things.

    Sufjan is saying your gift is right here on earth but your looking right past it. All the material wealth is not what defines you. You define yourself with your actions here on earth and not in your religious belief that in the afterlife your salvation will come based on the silver & gold you mistook for happiness in this world.
    cosmos44on February 08, 2013   Link

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