Living in a Goldmine

by Child Mercury

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about

The idea for this song was actually born many years ago during Emily's Flurious Birthday.

A few weeks ago it came back to me. A sudden flash of memory as I was strumming my guitar. The song was retooled and embellished at The Star Chamber and thus, here it is!

The image behind the song is that of a golden cage.
It is a very beautiful and expensive cage.
Ultimately though, few people would to live in a cage, no matter how pretty.
This song is also about a dissatisfaction with life, even though you might lack for nothing. Of life becoming work, and losing spiritual value.

lyrics

Working in a goldmine
Seeing what we find
Hidden from the sky
Working deep inside

Waking each day
Toiling for our pay
Living in a goldmine
It's still just a goldmine

No time for play
Nothing left to say
Just living in a goldmine
Living for The Goldmine

Working in a goldmine
Seeing what we find
Hidden from the sky
Working deep inside

Sleeping in the mines
Eating in the mines
Living in the goldmine
It's still just a goldmine

Staying in line
Following the signs
Loving in the goldmine
Breeding in the goldmine
Procreating in The Goldmine

Waking each day
Toiling for our pay
Living in a goldmine
It's still just a goldmine

No time for play
Nothing left to say
Just living in a goldmine
Living for The Goldmine

credits

released 13 June 2014
Sun in Gemini, Full Moon in Sagittarius.

Written and Performed by Child Mercury.
Music by Kale Johnston and Gabriel Santos
Words by Gabriel Santos
Recorded and Produced at The Star Chamber, Kagoshima, Japan.

Dedicated to Ruth Santos and Emily McDonald.
Happy belated birthday to you both!

Special Thanks to Matthew Miller for gifting me with an Electric Guitar.

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Child Mercury Kagoshima, Japan

A repository for the musical/magickal projects of Gaze Santos, musician/magickian of the Hodic Sphere.
He is an aspiring multi-instrumentalist with folk and psychedelic leanings.
Originally hails from Canada, he currently resides in the land of the rising sun, also known as Japan.
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