"Golden" is the ninth track on Switchfoot's fifth album, Nothing Is Sound.


(Like freedom in spring)
She’s alone tonight,
With the bitter cup and,
She’s undone tonight,
She’s all used up,

She’s been staring down the demons,
Who’ve been screaming she’s just another so and so,
Another so and so

You are golden,
You are golden, child
You are golden,
Don’t let go,
Don’t let go tonight

There’s a fear that burns,
Like trash inside
And your shame, the curse,
That burns your eyes

You’ve been hiding in the bedroom,
Hoping this isn’t how the story has to go
It’s not the way it goes, it’s your book now,

You’re a lonely soul,
In a land of broken hearts
And far from home,
Is a perfect place to start

So this final verse,
Is a contradiction
And the more we learn,
The less we know
We’ve been talkin’ about a feeling,
We both know inside but couldn’t find the words
I couldn’t write this verse,
I’ve seldom been so sure,
About anything before

This world is a dead man down (Golden, you are,)
Every breath is a fading crown we wear, (Golden, Child, you are,)
Like some debilitated king, (Golden, don’t let go,)
Don’t let go tonight

Earth spins and the moon goes round (Golden, you are,)
The green comes from the frozen ground, (Golden, Child, you are,)
And everything will be made new again, (Golden,)
Like freedom in spring, (Golden, Golden,)
Hey, like freedom in spring, (Golden, you are, hey,)
Like freedom in spring (Golden, Child, you are,)