Golden Boy Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


album: Track 6 in album Motherland
release date: 2001-11-13
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:13
producer: T-Bone Burnett and Natalie Merchant
drums: Carla Azar
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Jim Scott
engineer: Mike Piersante
electric guitar: Erik Della Penna
recorded by: Mike Piersante
bass: Mike Elizando
ebow: Gabriel Gordon
drums & percussion: Matt Chamberlain
keyboard: Keefus Ciancia
Mellotron: Elizabeth Steen
Chamberlin: Patrick Warren
assistant mixer: Jenn Hilliard and Robert Read
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Motherland cover art
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Top of the fold
Toast of the town
Everyone stops when you come around
They hold their breath for you

Heroes are born
Idols are made
We're all fools for this factory fame
And you've got the brand new face

You've got the brand new face
Golden boy

Beauty untamed
Stupid and wild
Poster boy, you're society's child
Cut your teeth
Cut your mouth
Cut it out

Meteor rise from obscurity
All it took was a killing spree
And the whole world was lying at your feet
Golden boy

I know my place
Stick to my lines
Stay in your shadow
Don't block your light

So you can shine divine
Golden boy




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 This House Is on Fire
  • 2 Motherland
  • 3 Saint Judas
  • 4 Put the Law on You
  • 5 Build a Levee
  • 6 Golden Boy
  • 7 Henry Darger
  • 8 The Worst Thing
  • 9 Tell Yourself
  • 10 Just Can't Last
  • 11 Not in This Life
  • 12 I'm Not Gonna Beg