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The Black Keys: Gold on the Ceiling Meaning


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Song Released: 2011

Gold on the Ceiling Lyrics

Down in the waves
She screams again
Roar at the door
My mind can't take much more
I could never drown in

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
Just a matter of time
Before you steal it


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    Mar 12th, 2012 3:51am report

    NO DAMMIT !!!!
    He is talking about the GOLD on the Ceiling! He's talkin about his girl. She's ridin him and he's lovin the gold on the ceiling!!!! She's cumming in the first of the song... down in the waves... she screams again!
    He can't do without - even tho he knows it won't last and someone will steal her...

    Listen with your pecker to their songs - NOT your pocket!!!!


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    Aug 25th, 8:10pm report

    The song is about rolling acres mall in ohio which was right where they grew up. Near the food court was a room with gold ceiling tiles (actually tin) and when the mall closed in 2008 people were stealing all the metal in there. Where all the drug stuff came from is blogs like this. Fun fact.


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    Oct 14th, 2014 10:14am report

    Isn't this song just about you/us (the fan) throwing our hands in the air to the sound of a good track? If you imagine gold on the ceiling, it would only be a matter of time before you steal it...


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    Sep 22nd, 2014 9:04pm report

    Hmmm, I always thought the gold on the ceiling was the sun above the water and she is drowning trying to get to the gold. But they "death,whatever" is gonna steal it.


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    Jul 8th, 2014 7:13pm report

    He is talking about gold diggers. They are trying to get at his shit and are using sex as their ticket in. And as long as they are trying to get at him with sex,he is not going to try to stop them(ain't no guard at my house ). Let em keep trying all they want,as long as his dick benefits.


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    Jun 26th, 2014 6:01am report

    People are trying to take what's his because he has it good (gold) and it's only a matter of time before they try to take it and climb up the ceiling like the little social climbers/ gold diggers they are


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    May 7th, 2013 5:24pm report

    simple fools, its about groupies! now that they are famous, gold digging girls want his "gold on the ceiling" (money) and he is fighting the temptation. also a sign of good lyricists is songs being able to be interpreted many different ways i.e. Bob Dylan


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    Nov 30th, 2012 11:33pm report

    I think the song is about being tripping out on drugs


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    Oct 12th, 2012 10:41pm report

    Gold on the ceiling is the spiritual crown on his head. No matter how much he tries to protect it, he realizes that the powers of darkness and money will eventually take his crown away.


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    Sep 18th, 2012 9:44pm report

    Someone needs to learn about safety deposit boxes.


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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:11pm report

    its about a purple gel cap acidtrip of a gold face shinning down and waving in 1999 in ohio an how it would be taken and used use for lyrics kind of a reversal of abby hoffman steal this book, if you put dont steal it aways gets taken, the guy that took the trip lives and watches over a farm, and how did jimmy hendrix die drowned on drugs


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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:45pm report

    its about some one eating light purple gel cap lsd seeing a face of gold shineing down from the cealing waving in 1999 then talking about stealing that vission for lyrics and cash , but they did a good job with it, lol alot better than the guy that took the trip , if words can help ppl make cash get where there going, thats what matters


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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:31am report

    She is his drug. They are the dealers. Gold on his ceiling is his money. No gaurd 'cause he loves his drugs.??? Don't know anything about the guy, but the song rocks!!!!


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    Sep 11th, 2012 9:16pm report

    Gold on the ceiling is gold at it's high. it's a term. The song most likely means after you get into gold to be financially safe the cabal will take it anyways.


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    Aug 12th, 2012 8:22am report

    Your gold on the ceiling is your sense of well-being. It's what holds you together, keeps you intact. What's more valuable than that? Those that try to take it away are the people who want to label you, judge you, make you feel they are better than you...take away your sense of "I'm OK/You're OK"...what's left after that?


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    Aug 6th, 2012 8:55pm report

    I get a sense that the Black Keys write songs like this because they want to make you think. You cant call what anyone else thinks wrong or right because you yourself don't know whether you're right or not.

    I think this song has everything to do with gold digging, sex, vice, wealth, and being used. I wouldn't count out the allusions to religion either. If the church is misappropriating (misusing) it's wealth , that's got just as much to do with vice as it does with religion. Not to mention "ain't no guard at my house" could refer to the doors of a church and how nobody needs to guard hallowed grounds.

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