THESE DIAMONDS
© 1997 Grant Livingston

These Diamonds
There's a story behind these diamonds
Your grandma kept them in a velvet box inside a drawer
These Diamonds
In a green velvet sea, they're just like islands
They could have brought a pretty penny in their time

If we sold them we sure could have used the money
But one day all that money would be gone
And Grandma said we can't be poor
Just look right here inside this drawer
And once a year, she'd put them on

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How they sparkle
How they shine
Handed down to you and me to be their keeper for a time
But these diamonds, these little islands
How they sparkle, how they shine
These islands
There's a story behind these islands
Your grandpa sailed me out to them when I was just your size
These islands
In a green velvet sea, they're just like diamonds
They could have brought a pretty penny in their time

And we could have filled them in and built a city
Like grandma could have sold those jewels she prized
She kept them safe and so did we
These diamonds, these mangrove keys
So you can see with your own eyes

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Bridge: So many generations have passed these heirlooms down
So easily they could have sold them
So very much more beautiful to hold them

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How they shine, these little islands
How they shine, these little diamonds
How they shine, these little islands
How they shine

 

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