Remembering.

My Mom would phone me to say this song was on TV and hold the receiver close to the TV’s speakers so I could hear it. In fact, she’d call anytime there was a song that I liked on TV.

My friend would phone me to say the video was playing on TV.

I remember one particular Sunday when I went over to her house. We were booked to go to a movie….Golden Eye I think, James Bond. I reached her place, we had some chai and since we had a little time, we switched the TV on at Channel MTV (ah, MTV was bliss those days) and fancy our delight when this song came on – Gold by Prince.  Of course we sang out aloud together. The lyrics are easy enough, and quite nice. The song would lift our spirits and we’d crank up the volume real loud. Why would I not? (The Artist Formerly Known As) Prince is one of my favorite artists.

There’s a mountain and it’s mighty high
U cannot see the top unless U fly
And there’s a molehill of proven ground
There ain’t no where to go if U hang around

Everybody wants to sell what’s already been sold
Everybody wants to tell what’s already been told
What’s the use of money if U ain’t gonna break the mold?
Even at the center of fire there is cold
All that glitters ain’t gold

There’s an ocean of despair
There are people livin’ there
They’re unhappy each and every day
But hell is not fashion so what U tryin’ 2 say?

Everybody wants to ….

There’s a lady, 99 years old
If she led a good life, heaven takes her soul
Now that’s a theory and if U don’t wanna know
Step aside and make a way 4 those who want 2 go

Everybody wants to ….

There’s truth in these lyrics. All that glitters is certainly not gold.