Song of the Day : The Golden Age by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Cabaret by Alice-In-Loserland

The Golden Age” is a song recorded by Danish indie pop band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. The song was released as a single on September 13, 2009 as a digital download in Denmark from their debut studio album Fruit. The song was produced by Lars Iversen and written by Mette Lindberg and Lars Iversen. The song has charted in Austria, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada and United States.

Lyrics:

I wish I lived in the Golden Age, giving it up on the Broadway stage.
Hang with the rats and smoke cigars, have a break with Frank and count the stars.
Dressed to the nines, with hair to match. Shiny jewels, casino cash.
Tapping feet, wanna take the lead. A trip back in time is all I need!

Sing it out loud, gonna get back honey!
Sing it out loud, get away with me!
Sing it out loud, on a trip back honey!
Sing it out loud and let yourself free!

I’m on my way, gonna make it big, gonna make the songs for the chicks to dig.
It’s really hot and a little bit sour, we’re getting your strength to maximum power.
Flying away from reality, whatever ever happened to gravity?
I see it clear, a shooting star! I’m a really good singer la-di-da-da-da!

Sing it out loud, gonna get back honey!
Sing it out loud, get away with me!
Sing it out loud, on a trip back honey!
Sing it out loud and let yourself free! [2x]

Ooooh, Silver screen on a rainy day, Sally Bowles in a cabaret.
Shaking sticks, oh what a show, rushing joy from tip to toe.
Rambling down the boulevard, with a fire burning in a wooden heart.
My mind is set, I walk the line!
But I never really thought it would feel this fine! Yeah!

Sing it out loud, gonna get back honey!
Sing it out loud, get away with me!
Sing it out loud, on a trip back honey!
Sing it out loud and let yourself free! [2x]

……

The song makes allusion to the Hollywood Las Vegas Rat Pack around Frank Sinatra. It later makes reference to the character Sally Bowles from the musical and movie Cabaret based on the Christopher Isherwood book I Am a Camera.

The song was used in a 2011 Heineken advertisement. It has a long version of the entire song with a music video and a shorter one for commercial spots on television.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Pop, psychedelic pop, acid jazz,indie pop
Years active 2007-present
Labels Small Giants, BMG Rights
Members Mette Lindberg (vocals), Lars Iversen (producer), Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Tony Rinaldi (trombone), Sven Meinild (saxophone), Mikkel Baltser Dørig (guitar), Rasmus Valldorf (drums)

image by Alice-In-Loserland

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