The Weight of Dreams

The Weight of Dreams

The Weight of Dreams takes on the story of greed. It’s metaphorical circumstance is that of the California gold rush of the mid 19th century. It is about man’s unquenchable thirst for power. The outro of the song is the conclusion of the album, which we have played live for a long time under the moniker “Black Flag Exposition.” From there, we took the concept and grew it into a full thought.

All across the west we traveled wayward for
To find the weight of dreams in gold
Heaven sent us here to meet the hallowed shore
To claim the wealth that we had sold

Gold mines melting men in the sunshine
Spoiled wine tastes so sweet we have gone blind
Gold mines melting men in the sunshine
Spoiled wine tastes so sweet we have gone blind

We stole from her a cloak of studded majesty
The queen is dead we robbed her grave
You can still bath in the river but it ran dry
And all of us have turned away

Gold mines melting men in the sunshine
Spoiled wine tastes so sweet we have gone blind
Gold mines melting men in the sunshine
Spoiled wine tastes so sweet we have gone blind

Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah