Carrack, Paul - A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold Lyrics




I didn't know when I was lucky
Discontented feeling bad
Filled with envy
For possessions other people had

I found my pride had always hurt me
Fought the world to gain control
Not realizing
I was sitting on a beach of gold

Oh Lord, I'm a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I'm a beggar
And I'm sitting on a beach of gold

The problems I encountered
Gave me strength, helped me sustain
To know the pleasure
First I had to cure the pain

When I was searching for solutions
I found the answer lay in me
I'm a drifter
But I'm drifting on a silver sea

Oh Lord, I'm a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I'm a beggar
And I'm sitting on a beach of gold

I didn't have courage
My life was as dark as night
When alone in the darkness
I saw the brightest light
Let the light shine down

Are you out there now on empty
Feel you've nothing left to give
Sick of trying
Have you lost the will to live?

Don't be drowning in the shallows
With the beach so near at hand
Hear the voice say, "Stand up, get up
And join me on the gilded sand"

Come and join me on the beach
With all the riches I can hold
'Cause I'm a beggar
And I'm sitting on a beach of gold

Oh Lord, I'm a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I'm a beggar
I'm sitting on a beach of gold

My children my salvation
The father to this man
They're my teachers
Playing on the golden sand

With my family all around me
I've all the riches I can hold
I'm a beggar
Sitting on a beach of gold

Oh Lord, I'm a poor man
With all the riches I can hold





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Carrack, Paul A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold Comments
  1. Daniel H

    Great song from a great Band. RIP Paul Young

  2. moth

    This shit is major corny for a 1995 record.

  3. Vincent David Underhill

    Love you guys. RIP Paul Young best voice of all time.

  4. Daniel H

    Super song!!!

  5. başak maviöz

    Great song ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Adela Fabriczi

    ♥️👍♥️

  7. Salma Kadiri

    Ed f***ing Sheeran billion views,jewels like this song,forgotten!

    Vincent David Underhill

    Salma Kadiri that makes tears come to my eyes. How sad.

  8. Marcos Adriano Chicatto

    1995: Great song!!!
    2019: Great song!!!
    2020: Great song!!!
    3090: Great song!!!

  9. belochegman

    Очень люблю эту песню!

  10. JORGE RAUL CARRILLO

    GRANDE PAUL YOUNG.Y QUEDARA INMORTILIZADA SU VOZ X SIEMPRE PASARAN SIGLOS Y ESTA MUSICA TENDRA UN LEGADO PARA LAS FUTURAS GENERACIONES

  11. frubtok7

    On 9 June 1995 it was number one on my private chart.

  12. Graham Westover

    What a fantastic song fantastic singer fantastic band

  13. john doe

    One fantastic song by a fantastic band with two of the best male singers that ever lived .

  14. Lukasz Qlis

    Jedna z lepszych mike and the mechanics

  15. You Don't Want To Know

    The lyrics are a life saver... Mike and the Mechanics, you have provided more inspiration and food for thought than you will ever know. Thank you.

    Vincent David Underhill

    You Don't Want To Know yes. I thank them too!

  16. Edward Snowden

    This is my favourite Mike song :)

    Geoff Norton

    It's a pleasure to be able to send my very best wishes to you. I wish you good luck and hope that one day you are seen a s true hero that you really are.

  17. George Taylor

    YOUNGY WAS THE BEST EVER VOCALIST, SIMPLY SUPERB RIP PAUL YOUNG

  18. Александр Третьяк

    Классная песня!

  19. Feras Abdullah

    MASTERPIECE.

  20. Enguarde

    An amazing song with a valuable message. Should have been more than just a minor hit in a few countries.

  21. Mads-ness 15

    This is such an awesome song by an awesome group. This song should have so many millions of likes, wish I could give it more x

  22. Liz Groves

    such a geat song and a fantastic singer much missed.

  23. SynthieAl

    2:25 a dentists wet dream

  24. Robert Hale

    Such a great song. I bought this album new when it came out.

    redhairkid

    @ Robert Hale: So did I, Robert. I have all of their albums. The best British band since The Hollies.