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The fish swam
Out of the ocean
And grew legs
And they started walking
And the apes climbed down
From the trees
And grew tall
And they started talking

And the stars
Fell out of the sky
And my tears
Rolled into the ocean
Now i'm looking
For a reason why
You even set my world
Into motion

'Cause if you're not
Really here
Then the stars
Don't even matter
Now i'm filled
To the top with fear
But it's all
Just a bunch of matter
'Cause if you're not
Really here
Then i don't want
To be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold
Black and gold
Black and gold

I looked up
Into the night sky
And see a thousand eyes
Staring back
And all around
These golden beacons
I see nothing but black

I feel a way of something
Beyond them
I don't see
What i can feel
If vision
Is the only validation
Then most of my life
Isn't real

'Cause if you're not
Really here
when the stars
Don't even matter
Now i'm filled
To the top with fear
But it's all
Just a bunch of matter
'Cause if you're not
Really here
Then i don't want
To be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold
Black and gold
Black and gold



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    akila27Apr 30, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    This song is about God and his belief in GOd. He puts meaning in his life with his belief in God, and shows how he aspires to be close to God. This guy is on a spiritual journey :) I initially thought this was a love song but after reading the lyrcs i understand better.. did u know that sam sparro was a quior boy until now?
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    chinyaAug 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    Hey TSR, I love this song! Well, looking at the lyrics I think he is speaking of God. More specifically, I believe his lyrics are comparing the theories of Intelligent Design and Big Bang. In the chorus he says "if you're not really here then I don't want to be either..." then he goes on to talk about "it's all just a bunch of matter...I wanna be next to you Black and Gold..." The black is the sky and the gold is the stars which he says are shining like beacons. He says he feels there is something beyond the black and gold, but if vision were his only validation then most of his life just isn't real. Pretty cool way of giving God the glory right?
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    AngelinemarieSep 25, 2008 at 6:27 am
    He is explaining the way I feel about a life with God. Unless you believe in it yourself it wont make sence to you but it makes perfect sence to me.
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 12, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    I don't see
    What i can feel
    If vision
    Is the only validation
    Then most of my life
    Isn't real

    That's my favorite line. He's saying that just because you don't "see" God doesn't mean He doesn't exist. If that were true, then half the things we "see", such as air, gas, gravit, etc" don't exist.

    I agree with the post below. If God isn't in this world, what's the use in living? We'd just live... and then die.
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    orionJun 6, 2008 at 11:57 am
    typically when a human falls in love, they naturally tend to become euphoric/happy and everything isnt just a bunch of matter, and instead it all makes sense somehow. Its the exact opposite of being depressed because those feelings make life meaningless and everything has no purpose etc. Basically he wants to be in love with God because the feeling of love helps him appreciate all the things mentioned at the beginning of the song. There is other ways to trigger those feelings though. Accomplishment/winning/helping/exercise/giving/competition/a mbition/drugs etc etc etc

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