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Ben Harper — Gold To Me
Album: Fight for your mind
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 682









Released: 1995
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You look like gold to me
And I'm not too blind to see
Ah, you look like gold
Said you look like gold
And you make me want to sing
With all the joy you bring
Ah, you look like gold
Ah, you look like gold

Like the rays down from the sun
When a new day has just begun
You look like gold
You look like gold

Now looka here
Cause I've been fooled before
But now I know
I made the mistake in the past
But now I, now I know the difference
From gold, from gold and brass

Its not the kind of gold that you wear
But that kind that can feel my care
Ah hey, you look like gold
Ah, Now you look like gold

Some shine when the day is new
Ah, but they fade when the day is through
But not you, you look like gold
I said you look like gold
Ah, but I been wrong before
But now I know
I made mistakes in the past
But now, but now I know, now I know
Now I know, now I know
The difference from gold and brass

You look like gold to me
And I'm, I'm down on a bended knee
Ah, you look like gold
Oh, you look like gold
I just, I just want you to know
To me you mean so, so, so much more
Than all the gold
Ah, you look like gold
Uh, you shine like gold
Said you look like gold
Comments (70)add comment
Unless it's "good sh*t"

 
rdo wrote:

I think if something is "crap", then being terrible is kind of a given.
 

Marvin Gaye to ... this?

 wyrd wrote:

Ahahahah! Well spotted, the number of "1" of that profile is impressive indeed. Why does he/she keep listening, I wonder?

 
{#Cheers} I was wondering if anyone rated 1 to 50% or more. This comes excrutiatingly close at 47% {#Think}
 dwhayslett wrote:

That might mean more if it didn't appear to be your default opinion.

 
Ahahahah! Well spotted, the number of "1" of that profile is impressive indeed. Why does he/she keep listening, I wonder?

The lyrics need some work. 
 melkhyah wrote:
terrible crap. . .

 
That might mean more if it didn't appear to be your default opinion.
I'm getting the impression she *may* look like gold.

Jesu this is a tedious song.... 
Blech.
Or do I mean Belch?
 melkhyah wrote:
terrible crap. . .

 
I think if something is "crap", then being terrible is kind of a given.
terrible crap. . .
Gold to me also
Why is this sounding like a 78 played at 33-1/3?
That was quick.  How time flies
Nice and clean acoustic sound (RP trademark). 6.
Next babymaker!
Perfect example for the term, "boilerplate."
sehr gut und feiner sound {#Clap}
Good stuff!
 bluedogroad wrote:
Such an inauthentic song masquerading as "rootsy" and hyper-authentic. I cannot stand Ben Harper, but apparently I'm alone in this.
 
Happily, you are not.  I own every album of his and I continue to not 'get' Ben Harper. 

Such an inauthentic song masquerading as "rootsy" and hyper-authentic. I cannot stand Ben Harper, but apparently I'm alone in this.
Ben Harper mines so much gold. Keep them coming Bill. {#Yes}
Good tune from my first and favorite BH&TICs!  Funny how only some of us can appreciate him.  Thanks RP!
Nice feel. Great tasty guitar too.
It's 4:20 somewhere
 
Banckock2 wrote:
Burn One Down Ben!
Sweet tune!
 


7 up to 8
really dig the guitar on this
 laroue wrote:
still my favorite Ben Harper CD
 

Agreed.
still my favorite Ben Harper CD
 Hannio wrote:
Ben Harper sounds even more pitiful than usual after Marvin Gaye.
 
Two different styles really and maybe a little unfair to both to compare them. But what the hell, everyone is entitled to their opinion, that's why we're here.

I like Ben Harper's voice, his funk, his groove. Saw him live at the Voodoo Chile Tour and he was mesmerizing.

Is his voice as good as Marvin's? No way. But he is quite gifted nonetheless. His voice is both his strength and his weakness if you know what I mean.

meh
this voice remember......  -  7.
always loved ben, never liked this song.  every album there was one or two duds it seemed.
Hannio wrote:
Ben Harper sounds even more pitiful than usual after Marvin Gaye.
Quoted for truth.
How is it that this guy who can't sing to save his life gets so many songs played here?
Love it. Not a big fan of Bowie's Golden Years, but a sweet transition between Golden Years and Gold to Me. Spot on.
Sweet groove.
Xeric wrote:
I read that as "hit a mule." Which also made sense to me.
DragonslayerJS wrote:
Slick rythm and guitar licks, but lyrics that make me want to hit mute.
I read that as "hit a mule." Which also made sense to me.
Bravo. You made orange juice come out my nose. And I registered just to tell you that. Hannio wrote:
Ben Harper sounds even more pitiful than usual after Marvin Gaye.
Hannio wrote:
Ben Harper sounds even more pitiful than usual after Marvin Gaye.
Jacksonstat wrote:
The very beginning of this song reminded me of Strokin'... I think I need another cup of coffee. :doh:
what ya strokin??
Ben Harper sounds even more pitiful than usual after Marvin Gaye.
The very beginning of this song reminded me of Strokin'... I think I need another cup of coffee. :doh:
Slick rythm and guitar licks, but lyrics that make me want to hit mute.
Two Ben's in one day...works for me! Howzabout some stuff off his new album?
Great song, LOVE the guitar! :dance:
Burn One Down Ben! Sweet tune!
Playing here in SB shortly. Too bad no 'munny' for it.
Smutty wrote:
GROUND ON DOWN is still Harper's best in my opinion!
Burn one down! =)
yogaboat wrote:
I really like this guy's drummer. Keeps the beat without hogging the spotlight or laying over everything else.
GROUND ON DOWN is still Harper's best in my opinion!
I really like this guy's drummer. Keeps the beat without hogging the spotlight or laying over everything else.
Perfect day for this one! :D
Dotman wrote:
dot feels like aluminum. dot.
Flexible, versatile, and strong, if layered, good to have around...yeah , sounds like a good thing. Mithril, myself.
Always good to hear Ben on RP. This song brings me warmth on this frigid day in Canada. :sunny.gif:
One of my favorites! I've made mistakes in the past But now I know the difference from gold and brass...
one of the best albums of recent (and not so recent) years.
Just how many bad songs does this sound the same as?....I'd go over 100.......
Dotman wrote:
dot feels like aluminum. dot.
There's gold somewhere under that dross! Just keep looking.
that review was entirely superfluous.
Great song from a great album. More Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals! :clap:
DBCinCA wrote:
Every time I hear a new (to me) Ben Harper song, I like it. Maybe one of these days I'll actually buy some!
might i suggest that you start with The Will to Live CD...you won't be disappointed.
Every time I hear a new (to me) Ben Harper song, I like it. Maybe one of these days I'll actually buy some!
I would like to hear this one a bit more often. As I type this on February 21, Gold To Me has not been played in nearly two months (12/31) It has always been essential Ben and seems to be well liked. A few more spins please? Thanks. For those interested, Ben Harper released his first DVD in January. FWIW, here is my review. (In a nutshell, WORTH it - but don\'t expect a concert dvd.) Ben has a new album coming out in March, I believe. And he just released a DVD. FWIW, here\'s my review of the PLEASURE + PAIN dvd: Ben Harper has organically grown his career over the last ten years through personal and intimate recordings with often great depth of meaning. Couple that with mesmerizing live performances, whether acoustic or rocking, and it is easy to understand how and why Ben Harper has built a very nice sized audience and music career of substance and quality. Ben Harper\'s journey through life and music has touched so many listeners because, like most great musicians, he is sincere and honest in sharing his thoughts and feelings. That sincerity and the continuing striving to uncover, reveal and share the emotional travels one must navigate in seeking those universal truths, plus what has become a crackerjack band in \"The Innocent Criminals\" - along with Ben\'s virtuosity, is what makes Ben Harper a special artist. The ultimately hopeful and uplifting message of his music doesn\'t hurt either. His music rises from such a rich soup of diverse influences that nourish his soul so that the spice of \"variety\" is natural and tasty in his music. You won\'t find this kind of soup from Campbell\'s, but it is mmmm, mmmm, good. Good for the soul. In an age of manufactured bands and \"hits\", with one or two decent songs (maybe) on albums, Ben Harper cd\'s can be bought with confidence. Every Ben Harper cd returns great value of many good songs, some great and some even profound. Multiple listenings are richly rewarded. Ben Harper has released four cd\'s of studio recordings along with the \"Live From Mars\" two-cd live set. Get them all, certainly the four studio recordings, at least. Then, absolutely see Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals when they come to your town. Everything I have said about Ben Harper is elevated exponentially in the context of a performance not just for, but with, an audience. Ben Harper is a great showman not because of tricks or gimmicks but, like all the greats through the years, because Ben and the band communicate. The best performers do this. This is music\'s highest potential, to communicate. And that ability to communicate is what makes Ben Harper, like all the greats - no matter the genre, such a special artist. Oh yeah, the movie. Well, context is everything. So too with the film, \"Pleasure + Pain\". Long time fans will really enjoy getting to know Ben and the band even better. While this is not a concert performance (can\'t wait for a full blown Ben Harper concert on dvd!!!), there is enough music to allow one to get a sense and feel for the music of Ben Harper. (But you may want to pick up all his cd\'s, just the same.:-)) There are moments funny (Juan is especially photogenic and fun, while Ben does a mean Dr. Evil impersonation) and lovely (Ben talking about his father and performing a newly composed song with his mother, a musician). We also learn about Ben\'s childhood and the musical influences from his parents and his kind, sweet and musical grandparents - the owners of a music store where Ben learned about music and life (same thing, right? - it can be!). I am rambling, but I hope this gives you a sense of what you are going to experience with Ben Harper\'s \"Pleasure + Pain\", but most gratifyingly, mostly pleasure. This a touching film. Whether this is your introduction to Ben Harper or a visit with an \"old friend\", I don\'t think it is possible for the viewer to come away with any feeling beside gratitude. Thankfulness that they saw this and learned more about music, the making of music and that there are still kind, good and thoughtful people like Ben Harper sharing such music.
dot feels like aluminum. dot.
Reminds me of Prince\' Kiss in the verses. Nice feel.
Ben Harper is one of the most creative songwriters to come out of the US in a long time! All Hail the King!
Originally Posted by jake: I don't understand why everyone raves about this guy. He seems pretty damned boring to me.
One word: Message
Major suckage on the vocal.
my favorite ben harper song. this is the one that turned me on to his stuff.