This Golden Age (single)

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This is a single edit of the song "This Golden Age", which is out on November 10th, 2010. It is the closing song for the album "Marriage" which was released this summer past on Popical Island.


I will always remember you
Putting your grey bag in your car
There in your white uniform
As I walked away, spinning tales
And as I walked down Bloomfield Avenue
My heart spun around in the day
All the people with dollar signs over their heads
In this golden age
This golden age
Golden and sleazy
Glowing and teasing
So fragrantly pleasing
Yet so lazy and easy

Oh did I spend so much time, back in school, with my biros and maths
Just to give all my sweat to a state that’s unburdened and crass?
A society bored and undaring
This city life, tiring and wearing (oh, it’s so wearing on the senses)
Commuters with chemicalled armpits
Robotic limbs hold up the train
I’m just counting the hours till I see you again
And your golden face
Golden face
Golden and shining
Lustrous and brightening
There in the doorway
Patiently smiling

I will always remember you
Holding those three lights in your arms
As I walked back up Bloomfield Avenue
A swing in my step to meet you
And though we won’t write the book on happiness
Without footnotes on every page
We’ll keep these lights burning oh-so-bright
In this golden age
Golden age
Golden and shining
Lustrous and brightening
Just a little bit frightening
So is it the right thing
To dwell on what you’ve said
Or on some things that I did
When Death’s waiting for us
Patiently smiling?


released November 11, 2010
Written by Michael Stevens. Performed by Groom. Brass: Kelan Walsh and Eoin Grace. Recorded and mixed by Steve Shannon at Experimental Audio.



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