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House of Gold is the fourth song on the album Vessel. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Greg Wells. "House of Gold", released on August 6, 2013, served as the third single from the album. The music video was posted to Fueled by Ramen's YouTube channel on October 2, 2013.

Official Video

Versions

A live performance of House of Gold at the LC Pavilion was uploaded to The Live Room powered by Warner Music's YouTube Channel on 19 August 2013. House of Gold (Live at LC Pavilion) was recorded at a show on April 26, 2013.

Twenty one pilots- Live from The LC "House of Gold"02:58

Twenty one pilots- Live from The LC "House of Gold"

Another live version, recorded for The Live Room was uploaded to The Live Room powered by Warner Music's YouTube Channel on April 29, 2013. This was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Twenty one pilots - "House Of Gold" captured in The Live Room03:01

Twenty one pilots - "House Of Gold" captured in The Live Room

Commentary

Following the release of Vessel, Spotify shared an exclusive commentary by Tyler Joseph for each track on the standard edition.

This next song is called House of Gold. Honestly I walked into this used music store place and I saw a ukulele and I bought it, just kind of spur of the moment. I wasn’t really thinking. I had no idea how to play it. Taught myself how to play within, you know, a few days. It wasn’t—it’s not a very hard instrument to learn and I just knew that, you know, I don’t wanna be playing other people’s songs on this thing. I wanna try to write a song which is how I’ve always approached instruments. So I tried to write a song right away and started off very simple, just strumming out that bottom string, you know, which is a C. And I just kept it going and I was just—and I kept doing that until I found the melody I was looking for. And you know my mom is a big inspiration to me and so the song really talks about her and what it is that I wanna do for her and whether that be financially or just in other ways too. So she means and lot to me and so this song House of Gold is about her.

Lyrics

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old
Will you buy me a house of gold?
And when your father turns to stone
Will you take care of me?"

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old
Will you buy me a house of gold?
And when your father turns to stone
Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see
I'll put you on the map
I'll cure you of disease.

Let's say we up and left this town
And turned our future upside down.
We'll make pretend that you and me
Lived ever after happily.

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old
Will you buy me a house of gold?
And when your father turns to stone
Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see
I'll put you on the map
I'll cure you of disease.

Oh and since we know that dreams are dead
And life turns plans up on their head
I will plan to be a bum
So I just might become someone.

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old
Will you buy me a house of gold?
And when your father turns to stone
Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see
I'll put you on the map
I'll cure you of disease.

Credits

Writers and producers Tyler Joseph and Greg Wells
Recorded by Ian MacGregor at Rocket Carousel Studio Los Angeles, CA Us
Programming Tyler Joseph and Greg Wells
Piano, keys and ukulele Tyler Joseph
Drums and auxiliary percussion Josh Dun
Vocals Tyler Joseph
Additional synths and keyboards Greg Wells
Mixed by Greg Wells at Rocket Carousel Studio Los Angeles, CA Us
Mastered by Howie Weinberg & Dan Gerbarg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CAUs
Published by
  • Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI) / Fueled By Music (BMI) / Stryker Joseph Music (BMI)
  • All rights on behalf of itself and Stryker Joseph Music
  • Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp
Twenty One Pilots
About Twenty One PilotsTyler JosephJosh Dun
Albums Twenty One Pilots (album)Regional at BestVesselBlurryface
EPs Three Songs (EP)Migraine (EP)Holding On To You (EP)Quiet Is Violent (EP)The LC LPDouble Sided
Singles Holding On To YouGuns for HandsHouse of GoldCar RadioFairly LocalTear In My HeartStressed OutLane BoyRideHeathensHeavydirtysoul
Tours Mostly November TourBlurryface World TourEmotional Roadshow World Tour

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