The Golden Path

 
[ release details ]
Released 15th September 2003
[ cover ]

The Chemical Brothers - The Golden Path

The Golden Path - Promo Sleeve
[ promo sleeve]

[ tracklisting ]
UK/Europe CD
Virgin Records (UK), CHEMSD 18
 01 The Golden Path (4:47)
 02 Nude Night (6:17)
 03 The Golden Path (Ewan Pearson Extended Vocal Mix)(6:37)

Japan CD
Virgin Records (Japan),
 01 The Golden Path (4:47)
 02 Nude Night (6:17)
 03 Piku Playground (Live)
 04 The Golden Path (Ewan Pearson Extended Vocal Mix)(6:37)
 05 The Golden Path (Ewan's Rave Hell Dub) (6:59)
 06 The Golden Path (Radio Edit) (3:59)

UK DVD
Virgin Records (UK), CHEMSDVD 18
 01 The Golden Path (Video) (3:59)
 02 The Golden Path (Radio Edit) (4:04)
 03 Dexter's International Scribble Mix (3:36)
 04 The Golden Path (Ewan's Rave Hell Dub) (6:59)

UK/Europe 12"
Virgin Records (UK/Europe), CHEMST 18
Virgin Records (UK/Europe), CHEMTDJX 18 (Promo 12")
Virgin Records (UK/Europe), CHEMSTDJ 18 (Promo 12")
 01 The Golden 
 02 Nude Night

UK Promo CD
Virgin Records (UK), CHEMSDJ 18
Virgin Records (Europe), CHEMSDJF 18
 01 The Golden Path (Radio Edit) (3:59)
 02 The Golden Path (4:46)

UK Promo 12" 1
Virgin Records (UK), CHEMSTDJ 18 
 A The Golden Path (4:46)
 B Nude Night (6:17)

UK Promo 12" 2
Virgin Records (UK), CHEMSTxDJ 18 
 A The Golden Path (Ewan Pearson Extended Vocal Mix)
 B The Golden Path (Ewan's Rave Hell Dub) 
[ information ]

"The Golden Path" features Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips on vocals. 

Lyrics, by Coyne, are as follows:

As I walked along

The supposed golden path

I was confronted

By a mysterious specter

He pointed to the graveyard

Over on yonder hill

I paused in cosmic reflection

Confused and wondering

Of how came to die

 

Hrm, I was confused

For if I was dead

How and why did I die?

 

But I composed myself

And decided I should face it

 

But I stood paralyzed

On the supposed golden path

 

And I was confronted

By a powerful demon force

He said he was the devil

And when he spoke

His words flowed like glowing lava

From the mouth of a volcano

 

And I said

“Help me lord”

I found myself in some kind of hell

 

But I didn’t believe in a heaven and hell

World in opposites kind of reality

And I gained control of myself

And I decided to press on

 

And as I walked along

The supposed golden path

I was trembling with fear

Oh the lions and wizards yet to come

 

I’d seen in the distance

Silver mountains rising in the clouds

And I voice from above did whisper

Some shinning answer from the moon

 

Please forgive me

I never meant to hurt you
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