the song
title : Remembrance and gold
written by : Gregory Kane and Patrick Kane, lyrics by Patrick Kane
song copyright : © 1991 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd

the performance
musicians
Pat Kane lead vocal
Greg Kane keyboards, percussion
Eddi Reader additional vocals
Aly Bain violin
Bobby Henry guitar
Calum Malcolm piano, percussion
Nigel Clark guitar
Willie Jonstone guitar
Jim Prime accordian [sic]
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 113
form : V C ½v V C ½v V C PX
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Remembrance and gold

black cars driving through the drizzle
look out the window, I see the world washing away
mum smiles for her own survival, my father’s cigarette
glows and flakes into the air
{aah-ha etc. behind:} Martin’s lover overtakes us – his face is painless
he’s done more than we’ll ever know

so they go
and the coil that they throw off we’re left to unroll
and what’s under the carpet
is
remembrance and gold {ah-yah-yah}
remembrance and gold


{aah-aa}
won’t you remember
{haaa, ha-aah}

cold meat buffet – does it ever change?
flickered smiles over tightened fingers
and I hear {aah-aah behind:} secret conversations
family perversions – I’m {aah-aah behind:} getting violent –
but David stands alone and pretty, his foot against the wall
and his face a quiet storm

so they go
and the coil that they throw off we’re left to unroll
and what’s under the carpet is
remembrance and gold
{ha-aah}
remembrance and gold {aah-aah}
remem-ber-ance and gold


{aah-aah}
won’t you remember {text}
{haaa, ha-aah}

cups, paper plates, difficult goodbyes
mum and dad and me, sharing silence {oh and men do partly behind:}
and men they have to do what they have to do
David’s crying and my father takes him in his arms

so they go
and the coil that they throw off we’re left to unroll
and what’s under the carpet is
remembrance and gold
{oh-ah}
remembrance and gold {remem-ber partly behind:}
remem-ber-ance and gold

and what’s under the carpet is
remembrance and gold {ah}
and the coil that they {ha-aah behind:} throw off we’re left to unroll
remembrance and gold
remem-ber-ance and gold
take it away

oh the coil that they throw off we all have to unroll
{remembrance and gold}
won’t you remember, remember, remember
{remem-ber-ance and gold}
won’t you remember, remember, remember
{remem-ber-ance and gold}

explanations
in the booklet this lyric is headed “for love and understanding between the sexualities”

the recording
personnel
produced by : Gregory Philip Kane
recorded by : Calum Malcolm and others at one of the studios used for the album
mixed by : Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 5:09
song timing : 5:02
released on
album : Stars crash down track 5