Soul Asylum - Black Gold Lyrics

Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union cover art
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Two boys on a playground
Tryin' to push each other down
See the crowd gather 'round
Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd

Black gold in a white plight
Won't you fill up the tank, let's go for a ride
I don't care 'bout no wheelchair
I've got so much left to do with my life

Moving backwards through time
Never learn, never mind
That side's yours, this side's mine
Brother you ain't my kind

You're a black soldier, white fight
Won't you fill up the tank, let's go for a ride
Sure like to feel some pride
But this place just makes me feel sad inside

Mother, do you know where your kids are tonight?

Keeps the kids off the streets
Gives 'em something to do, something to eat
This spot was a playground
This flat land used to be a town

Black gold in a white plight
Won't you fill up the tank, let's go for a ride
Sure like to feel some pride
But this place just makes me feel sad inside

Black gold in a white plight
Won't you fill up the tank, let's go for a ride
I don't care 'bout no wheelchair
I've got so much left to do with my life
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Somebody to Shove
  • 2 Black Gold
  • 3 Runaway Train
  • 4 Keep It Up
  • 5 Homesick
  • 6 Get On Out
  • 7 New World
  • 8 April Fool
  • 9 Without a Trace
  • 10 Growing Into You
  • 11 99%
  • 12 The Sun Maid


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: David Pirner, David Anthony Pirner
    album: Track 2 in album Grave Dancers Union
    release date: 1992-10-6
    popularity : 180 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Power Pop
    length: 3:57
    writer: Dave Pirner
    lyricist: Dave Pirner
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644889826
    script: Latin