Heart Of Gold

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watch her, she'll give you a broadside,
But I know that inside,
She got a heart of gold.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Jan 1983 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
State Of Confusion 1983 Brazil Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 812 945-18 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AL8-8018 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AC8-8018 Cassette
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 205 275 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 405 275 Cassette
State Of Confusion Dec 1983 Germany Arista 610.037-222 CD
State Of Confusion 23 Mar, 1984 UK Arista ARIST 560 7" vinyl EP, 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 23 Mar, 1984 UK Arista ARIST 12560 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
State Of Confusion May 1984 USA Arista ARCD-8018 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Jun 1986 USA Arista A2CD-8428 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 1986 Brazil Arista/BMG (unknown) 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 2 Jun, 1986 USA Arista AL11-8428 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Oct 1986 UK Arista 302 778 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Best Of The Ballads May 1993 Germany BMG/Arista 74321 13687 2 CD
State Of Confusion 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79731-2 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set


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