While watching the 2012 Olympic Games on TV with his wife last summer, singer-songwriter Alex Boye received inspiration for his new song, “I Am Gold.”
“I was listening to the athletes being interviewed after they’d won their respective medals, and there was this pattern going on with the athletes," Boye said. "It was like, the ones that won the bronze (said), ‘Oh, I didn’t think I would make it this far. I’m just happy I got to represent my country.’ ... And then the silver medalist would say something like, ‘I tried my best.' But the gold medalist would say something like, ‘I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was a child, I knew I’d won before I even got here.’
“It kinda got me thinking ... about life outside athletics. What’s the quality of our daily thoughts and our conversations with our family ... at work (and with our) friends? Are we engaged in bronze talk, silver talk or gold talk?”
The power of thoughts became a driving message behind the singer’s new song.