Heart of Gold

Ray Davies, released on State of Confusion, © Davray Music Ltd. 1983

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Growing up isn't easy to do,

Especially for one who always knew,

You would always come up second best.

Is that why you have such bitterness?

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The apple of your father's eye,

And always by your brother's side.

Then a little sister came along,

And you found all the affection suddenly gone.

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But underneath that cold exterior

I know you've got a heart of gold.

So aloof, so superior,

But you've got a heart of gold.

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Watch out, don't get caught in the crossfire.

Watch out, she's still growing up, she's in a rage,

I guess she's reached that difficult age.

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Growing up is very hard to do,

Everyone watching your every move.

Your private life always on view,

But jealously never really suited you.

But I know that

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Underneath that rude exterior,

There's got to be a heart of gold.

Underneath that hard exterior,

Is a little girl waiting to be told,

You've got a heart of gold.

She's got a heart of gold.

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I couldn't understand your attitude.

I only wanted to take a photograph of you,

But I was shocked when I heard what you had to say.

You picked up my camera, threw it away,

I didn't really mean to ruin your day.

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Now I see you've got a little girl of your own.

Little princess certainly grown,

And there's a man, he's smiling at you.

He must have been the one who always knew.

You had a heart of gold.

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Underneath that rude exterior,

You've got a heart of gold.

So aloof, so superior,

But you've got a heart of gold.

Underneath that rude exterior,

You've got a heart of gold.

Underneath that hard exterior,

You've got a heart of gold.

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Watch her, she'll give you a broadside,

But I know that inside,

She got a heart of gold.

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