More Than Gold

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GOLD

When I ran out of dreams, I came down to your door
wearing blue jeans and somebody's sweater.
You took me in like a good woman should
and eased my distress with your liquor.
Keep your hands to yourself, you told me in that way.
One lover's enough for me, you said.
Later I cried like a lonely child
and you gave me your shoulder for free.

When I blew into town off interstate one,
nothing but sand in my pockets,
you took me in like the fool that you were
and you gave me the last of your wallet.
Put your arms on the table, you told me to my face.
One junkie's too many for me, you said.
Well I might've wept for that paradise lost
but I was clean as a man could be.

We lay down and held onto each other
and we laughed till we cried like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.

When I burned all my bridges in the fire of my soul
and left blood in the water behind me,
you took me in, in spite of it all,
though you had every cause to deny me.
Lay your curses aside, you whispered to my heart.
Hatred is my only fear, you said.
Later I woke from a deathly sleep
to find you were always near.

We lay down and held onto each other
and we cried till we laughed like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.

Now the street lamps are burning way above my head
and I'm out in these streets with my burdens and my bed,
and I'm staring down at your big front door,
and I'm asking now maybe just once more,
if I call your name out loud, you'll remember

We lay down and held onto each other
and we laughed till we cried like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.

credits

from Babyface, released May 1, 2017
Music & lyrics - Nick Lush
Vocal - Nick Lush
Acoustic bass - Brendan Clarke
Drums - Josh Schuberth
Keys - William Risby
Tenor sax - Matthew Keegan

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Nick Lush Sydney, Australia

Nick Lush is a songwriter and singer based in Sydney, Australia.

Babyface is his debut album.

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