Stewart, John - Gold Lyrics




When the lights go down in the California town
People are in for the evening
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar
My heartbeat in time with my breathing

Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
There's people out there turning music into gold

Ah, my buddy Jim Bass, he's a-working pumping gas
And he makes two-fifty for an hour
He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tapping on the cans
Sings rock and roll in the shower

Driving over Kanan, singing to his soul
There's people out there turning music into gold

Ah, California girls are the greatest in the world
Each one a song in the making
Singing right to me, I can hear the melody
Story is there for the taking

Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
There's people out there turning music into gold

(Ooh)

Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
There's people out there turning music into gold

When the lights go down in the California town
People are in for the evening
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar
My heartbeat in time with my breathing

Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
There's people out there turning music into gold

Flying over Kanan, singing to my soul
People out there turning music into gold
People out there turning music into gold
People out there turning music into gold

(Ooh, yeah)

People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
(Yes, babe)
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
Rocking on the radio
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
Slipping down the back road
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)
People out there turning music into gold (into gold)





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  1. foodank_atr

    Guy looks like Warren Beatty

  2. snag66

    great post smurf!! so much better to watch than the solid gold show version

  3. Tyler Drainville

    This song vibes so hard.

  4. Dana Oliver

    He’s hot.😜Even with a mullet.❤️

  5. thomas rathgeb

    LOVE it, I thought Harry Chapin did the song , the video with the dancers was GREAT.!!!!

  6. David Iverson

    One of my favorite songs. Reminds me of driving thru California and hearing it on the radio in my car. Great memories.

  7. Forrest George

    When the lights go down in the California town

    People are in for the evening

    I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar

    My heartbeat in time with my breathing



    Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul

    There's people out there turning music into gold



    Ah, my buddy Jim Bass, he's a-working pumping gas

    And he makes two-fifty for an hour

    He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tapping on the cans

    Sings rock and roll in the shower



    Driving over Kanan, singing to his soul

    There's people out there turning music into gold



    Ah, California girls are the greatest in the world

    Each one a song in the making

    Singing right to me, I can hear the melody

    Story is there for the taking



    Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul

    There's people out there turning music into gold



    (Ooh)



    Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul

    There's people out there turning music into gold



    When the lights go down in the California town

    People are in for the evening

    I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar

    My heartbeat in time with my breathing



    Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul

    There's people out there turning music into gold



    Flying over Kanan, singing to my soul

    People out there turning music into gold

    People out there turning music into gold

    People out there turning music into gold



    (Ooh, yeah)



    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    (Yes, babe)

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    Rocking on the radio

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    Slipping down the back road

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

    People out there turning music into gold (into gold)

  8. dvdfrnzwbr

    Heard this playing in a grocery store got home and googled it

    Robert Smith

    Heard it at the grocery store and googled it because I could 't remember who recorded it.

    Robert Smith

    Same here

    Athletic - Dashole

    The songs they play in stores are targeting age groups who they think are spending money, put them in a good mood

  9. vermontcalbud

    Got lucky with this song playing at devils bowl speedway in vermont back in the day.brings back alot of good memories for sure!!

  10. Rickie G

    Timeless song... will never get old or tired of listen 2 :-)

  11. Jim North

    Loved John Stewart. His California Bloodlines album is still one my favorites of all time.

  12. D DOWG

    Love this song

  13. BIG AL ONE

    RIP John Stewart. I remember.

  14. carol

    here again!! wishing I was back there again-when this came out. Worry free!!!!!!

  15. carol

    Wow!! A very great song!!  Remember when it came out.  $2.50 an hour pumping gas. Still had some gas stations that pumped the gas for customers. m :)

    Peter Marshall

    Can still get your gas pumped for you in some places in Australia.

  16. allen collamore

    so 70's SOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!

  17. Geo Orobo

    Where's Stevie Nicks?

    neighborscomplaint

    Jeez. Sings duet with Stewart on the chorus.

    neighborscomplaint

    Professional courtesy to not steal the limelight appearing in the vid.

    Peter Marshall

    Say what......ya can't tell her voice????

  18. Andrew Leno

    This version should be on Apple Music for real

  19. Jarrad Molloy

    Once upon a time, there was an incredible music industry with thousands of groups and soloists turning music into gold ... and then came Rap music ... and it all turned to SHIT!

  20. dagon valdez

    the only fault with this is no stevie nicks. but otherwise nice to place a face with the name.

  21. alphazoom II

    He recently did a remix on spotify ruining his own song. I don't even think this version is on Spotify...???

    Jim AItruist

    alphazoom II he passed away a few years ago, but this originally was huge with gay clubs, we just loved it !

  22. James Russell

    Hard believe this man wrote The Monkees and Canadian Anne Murray hit Daydream Believer! and sang in the 1960s folk group The Kingston Trio.

    dagon valdez

    this is why i love the net. thanks for the info.

  23. John Smith

    i was playing music for a living when this song came out - i immediately started doing it. every musician who's ever struggled on the road can identify.

  24. Fred Brumm

    This is real music for sure!

  25. Scott McLennan

    Dude plays white Strat and even strums it like Lindsay. Sounds like a Buckingham solo too.

    princeofd 66

    Scott McLennan Gibson Les Paul.

    Scott McLennan

    princeofd 66 yeah what was I thinking?

  26. Ray Hawkins

    Summer of 79!!

  27. Tennessee Ridgerunner

    This song makes me remember riding my bike in that most wonderful of all summers- 1979, with my transistor radio swinging from my handlebars. This song blarin' from that tiny speaker as I cruised my subdivision. Loved this song then and love it still. Kids today just don't have a clue, do they? I don't think it got any better, coming of age in the 1970s.....did it?

    gunfighterzero

    simpler times my friend

    Tennessee Ridgerunner

    @William Morse At the expense of having "old home week" I will expand a bit on my locale as well. I live in a town which is bisected by the mighty Tennessee River. To my east is The Blue Ridge Mtns and western North Carolina (which very well could be "God's Country") and to the west are the Cumberland Mtns, both of which are older mountain ranges than the Rockies. To my south is the Great State of Georgia up from which Chickamauga Creek flows up into TN very close by me. There are so many Cherokee words for towns and landmarks around here that I won't bore you with. Anyway finally, yes it does indeed sound as if we kindred spirits even if you are a Yankee. Ha Ha, just kidding Mr. Morse. Merry Christmas from Dixie to you and yours as well and may you prosper in the New Year.

    William Morse

    @Tennessee Ridgerunner thank you for giving me the lay of the land.... very interesting snapshot of an area
    I last hitchhiked through in the autumn of '74 (on a lark).... if you took pictures of where we both live, no
    doubt there would be strong similarities... you probably love freight trains winding up and down grade as
    well.
    again, God blessings on you and yours.... we are entering a most interesting year....

    empathicchristian

    Yes!!!!

    Justin Gaynor

    @Tennessee Ridgerunner 'Pain' by The War on Drugs; 'Lo/Hi' by The Black Keys; 'Weird Ways' by Strand of Oaks; 'Rylan' by The National, just to get you started

  28. Adam Galić

    Which people is he referring to I wonder lol...

  29. Dave Wollenberg

    RIP, John.

  30. foresaken to none

    Remember this from whence I was a little little guy...never have forgotten it...

  31. Rick Hogg

    "Gold" from the album Bombs Away Dream Babies released in 1979. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, both of Fleetwood Mac, appeared on the album. Nicks sang background vocals. Buckingham sang, played guitar, and co-produced.

  32. john diesel

    Song you hear is original recording, his mouth is not in sync with the, music plus where is stevie nicks in video?

    Thomas Sealy

    john diesel this is not the original video the original has over 700 thousand views this is the performance off of solid gold TV show in the original the crowd is clapping in the beginning and in the end in this video you don't hear the crowd at all this video it has been edited

  33. Andrew Leno

    And back when music meant something

  34. Andrew Leno

    Can’t find this version on iTunes. Or google music wicked lame

  35. Tony Gutierrez

    I was just a kid when this song came , and we were in some dusty town where the wind was blowing and this song was playing . Oddly enough it was perfect considering how bleak the scenery was . That was about 1979 and that song has been a favorite .

    Ed Donato

    Tony Gutierrez I have similar experiences quite a bit with these 70s tunes. funny how it brings you back to that scene like it was yesterday.

  36. John Mitchell

    Thank you. Great musics lasts.

  37. CaptainSpauIding

    Pretty gay

    Mark Stewart

    Then you should like it

    Bernie Sutton

    CaptainSpauIding it seemed like music to me. Unlike modern videos there isn’t any sex in it. Where did you get gay from?

    Darren Davenport

    Go back to bed pajama boy...

  38. Andrew Leno

    Funny quote from my old man on this song back in the day “drink a lot of liquor fall into the road” lol great song nonetheless of course !

  39. GammaDan

    Formerly of the Kingston Trio from the 60s

  40. Kyle Bradley

    Hadn't heard this since I was a kid. It came on the radio here in Dallas.

    tulllguy

    heard on XM ch. 32 this morning!

  41. Jacee K

    This song came out when I was a kid..loved it then, kinda forgot about it. Thrilled to have found it again, love it even more now. Stevie on background and harmonizing with John is so terrific! Thanks for sharing it.

  42. John Poole

    Again- anyone know who Stewart used on keys for this performance?

    Always Better Challenge Show

    I believe it was Joey Carbone.

  43. Cow Dog

    👍👌

  44. anna uva

    Blast from the past...great song..

  45. Alan S

    Good thing this video is in 4K, it really improves the quality



    >.>

  46. monotoSTEREO.info

    Very nice Sammy! Thanks! 👏

  47. Tiger Rogers

    Big fave of mine!! Tiger.

    Tiger Rogers

    Big hit here!!

    Smurfstools Music Time Machine

    Same with me, Tiger. Thanks!

    Smurfstools Music Time Machine

    I didn't know that Tiger!

  48. jacob6657

    Great matching to the video footage Sammy. I think I hear this one for the first time...

    Smurfstools Music Time Machine

    Thanks Jacob. Most likely not promoted outside the U.S.

  49. Lionheart Roar

    Great song...tha man who wrote "Daydream Believer"...Stevie Nicks is the uncredited background singer

    Alfred S

    Thought I heard her back there

    Aus80sRockRadio

    @Alfred S Lindsay on guitar as well.

    editor 2017

    Lindsey produced the album.

    Maggy Yaksic

    I heard her!