Mellencamp, John - Golden Gates Lyrics



Ain't no golden gates gonna swing open
Ain't no streets paved in natural pearl
Ain't no angel with a harp come singin'
Leastways not that I know of in this world
In these days of uncertain futures
Who knows what the masters might do
They got their big deals goin' on, goin' on
Got nothing to do with me and you
If I could I'd get us a big suite
Overlooking the Park
Only promise I know to be true
Are the promises made from the heart
I don't need to see the whole thing go down
I don't need to see another lonely man
I don't need to see a woman crying for the savior
Holding on to some moneyman's hand
Who can I call to make my reservations
Forever thrown in the dark
The only promises I know to be true
Are the promises made from the heart
I don't believe in the authorities
They ain't gonna take care of me and you
I don't have all the strength that I need
To love the way that I want to
The only promises I know to be true
Are the promises made from the heart




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Mellencamp, John Golden Gates Comments
  1. FREE AIR

    Still love your Classic early material.!!!
    I consider, hurts so good, to be one of my absolute first favorite songs as a very young boy 💪😁🎶 Rick, Louisville Kentucky

  2. Erin Harmon

    so under rated

  3. hiroyuki kubo

    Ain't no golden gates gonna swing open
    Ain't no streets paved in natural pearl
    Ain't no angel with a harp come singin'
    Leastways not that I know of in this world

    In these days of uncertain futures
    Who knows what the masters might do
    They got their big deals goin' on, goin' on
    Got nothing to do with me and you

    If I could I'd get us a big suite
    Overlooking the park
    Only promise I know to be true
    Are the promises made from the heart

    I don't need to see the whole thing go down
    I don't need to see another lonely man
    I don't need to see a woman crying for the savior
    Holding on to some moneyman's hand

    Who can I call to make my reservations
    Forever thrown in the dark
    The only promises I know to be true
    Are the promises made from the heart

    I don't believe in the authorities
    They ain't gonna take care of me and you
    I don't have all the strength that I need
    To love the way that I want to

    The only promises I know to be true
    Are the promises made from the heart

  4. Queenie Nottellin

    1 of my fave songs. Have seen JM live a few times. Now tickets are out of my price range. Living on disability sucks.