The Golden Calf Song Lyrics

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Once upon a time I stalked the streets on raining evenings
When the distant sea blended with the sky
Past coliseum's filled with brass on pavements carved from toasted glass
I carried in my heart a word or two

You dashing horseman all gone away
Left you a stable bill to pay
And now the golden calf has turned to clay
All my feelings dressed in gloves
Couldn't touch your windswept harbour love
White and open-necked you would still play

I'd resort to sleepwalking to catch the mood that fills the sails
With harvest nets and tides don't ever bring
But every night was halloween, and every friend fell in between

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The King of Rock 'n' Roll
  • 2 Cars and Girls
  • 3 I Remember That
  • 4 Enchanted
  • 5 Nightingales
  • 6 Hey Manhattan!
  • 7 Knock on Wood
  • 8 The Golden Calf
  • 9 Nancy (Let Your Hair Down for Me)
  • 10 The Venus of the Soup Kitchen


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Paddy Mcaloon
    album: Track 8 in album From Langley Park to Memphis
    release date: 1988-3
    popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Indie Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 5:07
    producer: Paddy McAloon
    lead vocals: Paddy McAloon
    mixer: Michael H. Brauer
    keyboard: Prefab Sprout
    percussion: Wendy Smith
    mastering: George Marino
    composer: Paddy McAloon
    lyricist: Paddy McAloon

    Album Information

    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099746012427
    script: Latin