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Thank you for coming home
I'm sorry that the chairs are all worn
I left them here, I could have sworn

These are my salad days
Slowly being eaten away
Just another play for today

Oh, but I'm proud of you, but I'm proud of you
Nothing left to make me feel small
Luck has left me standing so tall

Gold (gold)
Always believe in your soul
You've got the power to know
You're indestructable
Always believe in
'Cause you are gold (gold)
Glad that you're bound to return
There's something I could have learned
You're indestructable
Always believe in

After the rush has gone
I hope you find a little more time
Remember, we were partners in crime

It's only two years ago
The man with the suit and the pace
You knew that he was there on the case

Now he's in love with you, he's in love with you
My love is like a high prison wall
But you could leave me standing so tall

Gold (gold)
Always believe in your soul
You've got the power to know
You're indestructable
Always believe in
'Cause you are gold (gold)
Glad that you're bound to return
There's something I could have learned
You're indestructable
Always believe in

My love is like a high prison wall
But you could leave me standing so tall

Gold (gold)
Always believe in your soul
You've got the power to know
You're indestructable
Always believe in
'Cause you are gold (gold)
Glad that you're bound to return
There's something I could have learned
You're indestructable
Always believe in

(Gold)
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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Feb 26, 2002
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Well, clearly the song is about a mad scientist that creates the perfect cyborg made of pure gold. She runs off to rampage and destroy humanity but she comes back to him in the end. He starts singing to her, praising her sturdy design and solid armor plating. He talks abit about the crimes they committed and then has a bout of paranoia "The man with the suit and the pace. You knew that he was there on the case. Now he's in love with you, he's in love with you..." Classic lovers paranoia, thinking that everyone is after her for her love, when in truth they're out to destroy this abomination.

The references to "High prison walls" is about that he was infact IN prison when she returned to him and now she's busted into the prison, toppling walls and such so the imagery is fresh in his mind.

A revealing portion of the song comes at the end.

"Glad that you're bound to return There's something I could have learned You're indestructable Always believe in"

She was clearly programmed to return to him after a certain amount of time. But what he has realized is that she's indestructable, uncontrollable now that her program has run its course. The reason why the song trails off due to her most likely pulling him apart limb by limb, having now turned on her creator.

Well...that's what I came up with atleast.

Protocon,

Good explanation. Not only does it keep with the written imagery, it also fits with the song's style and verse. People often watch the film clip for an explanation, but sometimes the directors of music videos are not quite on track with finding meanings about the songs.

I think, now, that "the man with the suit and the case" was the trial lawyer who showed evidence against the scientist, about the creation, in a court of law.

You guys totally nailed this song's a* to the wall. I'm surprised no one else picked up on the real meaning of this song other than you two. Everyone seems to think this is some sort of uplifting song about a person completely loving and unconditionally believing in their lover. Ha, Spandau Ballet sure pulled a big wooly mammoth over everyone's eyes with this song! Clearly, as protocon has wisely pointed out, this song is no less than golden robot rage, global mass robot destruction and psychotic homicide of its creator. The only small bit...

5 years ago I'd clearly been on a Gold bender...just now this site informed me that my comment had received a '+1'. Now its starting all over again =D

I'd completely forgotten about this site as well as my clearly savant level intuition about its meaning. Thank all 5 of you for supporting me all these years!

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brilliant song :) sucha sing along haha, love the part 'now he's in love with you, he's in love with you' make me all tingly inside!! haha. pure legendary!

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I first heard this song when playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It's a nice song by SB and I thought that they only had one hit with "True." If you like this song, you might want to pick up the Wave 103 vice city compilation.

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Obviously the best song ever ;)

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This song has helped me get through some really hard times... I absolutely love it.

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Yeah, you're reight, Jennybean8, especially this line is incredible. I don't know why there's people who don't love this song...

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Iv always loved this song, its one of my many favourites from the 80's era. I dont think the original meaning of the song is that important. People put their own meaning to the song on account of thier own personal experiance, especially the chorus. But i wonder if anyone knows this true fact about the song... Gold holds the record of holding the longest single note than any other song from the 80's era. Next time you hear the song, listen out for that note that's held for over 1 minute.

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"Thank you for coming home I'm sorry that the chairs are all worn I left them here, I could have sworn"

OK is it just me? are the chairs a bit tatty? Or has he carelessly misplaced them? If the latter then surely he would apologise for them not being there at all, not for them being worn. IOt doesn't make any sense unless the narrator is very confused.

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i heard this on GTA: Vice City, and as disasterpiece if you like this song, you got to check out the Wave 103 CD.

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I love this song!

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