Song of the Day #3,823: ‘Gold’ – Interference

I suppose it’s appropriate that, after so many recent posts about movies, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a song from another movie.

‘Gold’ appeared in the lovely 2007 film Once, and later in the successful Broadway adaptation of the film. I first assumed this was a performance by the film’s leads, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, but apparently it is actually by an Irish band called Interference.

Interference had some success in the late 80s before lead singer Fergus O’Farrell, who also suffered from Muscular Dystrophy, developed nodes on his vocal cords that forced him to stop performing.

The band reunited in the early 2000’s and had their biggest brush with fame when this song was included on the Once soundtrack.

Sadly, O’Farrell passed away in 2016 at the age of 48.

And I love her so
I wouldn’t trade her for gold
I’m walking on moonbeams
I was born with a silver spoon
and I’m gonna be me
I’m gonna be free
I’m walking on moonbeams
and staring out to seaand if a door be closed
then a row of home , start building
and tear your curtains down
for sunlight is like gold
and you better be you
and do what you can do
when you’re walking on moonbeams
staring out to sea

Cause if your skin was soil
how long do you think b4 they’d start diggin’?
and if your life was gold
how long do you think you’d stay livin’?
Hey! 2x

And I love her so
I wouldn’t trade her for gold

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,823: ‘Gold’ – Interference

  1. Maddie says:

    This is the song I play the most from Once. Just love it a lot. 🙂

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I always assumed this was Glen Hansard as well. Lovely song from a lovely movie.

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