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"Gold" is the ending song for "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2" of RWBY, and is incorporated in the RWBY: Volume 1 Soundtrack. Given Yang Xiao Long's presence on the cover art and the lyrics that suggest protectiveness, it's likely that the song takes her perspective and is expressing her love towards Ruby Rose as a sister.

CompositionEdit

Jeff Williams has cited contemporary Japanese music, such as J-pop and anime openings, as an influence for Gold. Jeff has described it as "an American version of a Japanese version of American 70s pop".[1] The song is upbeat both musically and lyrically, with lines like "Don't you worry about the dark, I will light up the night with the love in my heart" and "I will keep you safe and warm".

Musically, Casey Lee Williams' vocals are backed by a rich arrangement of keyboards and light percussion. In contrast to the song's general upbeat feel, the two verses following the second chorus are softer and sadder in tone, backed by a soft fingerpicked guitar.

LyricsEdit

Dream of anything;
I'll make it all come true.
Everything you need
Is all I have for you.
I'm forever
Always by your side.
Whenever you need a friend,
Never far behind.

If the stars all fall,
When there's no more light,
And the moon should crumble,
It will be alright.

Don't you worry about the dark,
I will light up the night with the love in my heart.
I will burn like the sun,
I will keep you safe and warm.
Like the smell of a rose on a summer's day,
I will be there to take all your fears away.
With a touch of my hand,
I will turn your life to gold.
With a touch of my hand,
I'll turn your life to gold.

Let's have everything,
Nothing we cannot do.
Every heart just beaming,
Every sky turns blue.
I'm so happy
Just to have you here.
Smiles bringing sunshine,
Worries disappear.

When the days turn dark,
And we start to fall,
I will pick you up and
We will fix it all.

Don't you worry about the dark,
I will light up the night with the love in my heart.
I will burn like the sun,
I will keep you safe and warm.
Like the smell of a rose on a summer's day,
I will be there to take all your fears away.
With a touch of my hand,
I will turn your life to gold.
Gold.

Don't worry, I've got you;
Nothing will ever harm you.
I'm close by, I'll stay here;
Through all things, I will be near.

Close your eyes,
Don't you cry.
Love's around you;
In time, you'll fly.

Don't you worry about the dark,
I will light up the night with the love in my heart.
I will burn like the sun,
I will keep you safe and warm.
Like the smell of a rose on a summer's day,
I will be there to take all your fears away.
With a touch of my hand,
I will turn your life to gold.
With a touch of my hand,
I'll turn your life to gold.[2]

TriviaEdit

  • This song was uploaded onto SoundCloud as a donation incentive for Rooster Teeth's Extra Life Charity Stream.
  • This song was used for Jaune's rig testing, the first non-canon video to be released to the public.
  • Jeff Williams confirmed in an interview that "Gold" is about Yang attempting to comfort Ruby after the death of Summer Rose.[3]
    • The lyrics mention "the smell of a rose on a summer's day", which is reminiscent of the name of Ruby's mother, Summer Rose.

ReferencesEdit

Soundtracks