My Brightest Diamond A Million Pearls

I tried to tell you what I can do

But you won’t believe what you can not see

Oh well, oh well, oh well

Oh well, oh well, oh well

Thanks to all the times it was said

“You can’t, you can’t, you can’t”

Well I did, I do, I do

Well I did, I did, I do

And here’s to all of them who said

“There’s a million pearls just like you”

Now where’d they disappear to?

Now where’d they disappear to?

I wanted to go high

I wanted you to recognize

Something you saw worth keeping

Oh well, oh well, oh well

If I show you my disgrace will you still display distaste?

If I bare to you my… will it mean anything to you at all?

When I offer up my mouth, how you spit me out

Till I learn to be proud on an ocean floor unfound

As just one of the million

A million, a million, a million pearls

A million, a million, a million pearls

A million, a million, a million pearls

My Brightest Diamond Riding Horses

Hey here I am

Out of hiding

Would you like to be my friend

I think I like you

I think I like you

Yes

Maybe we could talk about music

And Georgie’s crumbs

I think I like you

I think I like you

Yeah

And not just for what you do

Or for what you say

Or for what you were to somebody

Not for what you did

Or for what you may

Do, do, do, do, do, for me

Yes

And I know we’ve had some hard times

With hard people

Hey, let’s try to make new friends

And I know we’ve had some hard times

With hard people

Hey, let’s try to make new friends

Maybe we could pretend that

We were riding in the woods

Riding horses

And mine would be black

And yours would be white

Mine would be black

And yours would be white

Mine would be black

And yours would be white

Let’s ride

Let’s ride

‘Cause mine would be black

And yours would be white

Mine would be black

And yours would be white

Mine would be black

And yours would be white

Let’s ride

Let’s ride

Let’s ride

My Brightest Diamond Everything Is In Line

Come sit next to me and tell me what you saw

Six blackbirds flying north

Icicles dropping from the rooftops

Come sit next to me and tell me where you’ve been

You seem a little out of breath

I ran down to Mr. Kimball’s house and then I turned right back around

Everything is in line, all things will unwind

Everything is in line, all things will unwind

Come sit next to me and tell me what you dream

One day I’m gonna sail across the mountains in a hot air balloon

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t…

Sail across the mountains in a hot air balloon

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t…

I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday

A wish upon a card of peacock blue

I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday

I’m so sorry

How are you

Everything is in line, all things will unwind

Everything is in line, all things will unwind

How can you say that

How can you

How can you say that

How can you

Upside is downside

And downside is up

The tide is not subsiding

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t doubt you, no I don’t…

I don’t doubt you, no I don’t doubt you, I don’t doubt you, no I don’t…

I won’t doubt you, no I won’t doubt you, I won’t doubt you, no I won’t…

Everything is in line, all things will unwind…

My Brightest Diamond High Low Middle

When you’re privileged you don’t even know you’re privileged

When you’re not, you know

When you’re happy you don’t even know you’re happy

When you’re not, you know

Righteous heathen

Blinded and seeing

You’re next you’re before

You’re pompous you are poor

You’re hungry yet strangely

You’re working like crazy

Selling, buying

Laughing and crying

High low middle

High low middle middle

High low middle

Keep yourself low, but not too low

Saving wasting

Dying for a tasting

Banging for a buck

And you’re shit and out of luck

Are you fat or are you eating up your hat

Are you fat

Are you

High low middle

High low middle middle

High low middle

Keep yourself low, but not too low

Lord help you when you’re growing old

Lord help you when you’re tired and cold

Lord help you when the dealin’s done

Lord help you when the gettin’s gone

Lord help you when you’re growing old

Lord help you when you’re tired and cold

Lord help you when the dealin’s done

Lord help you when the gettin’s gone

High low middle

High low middle middle

High low middle

Keep yourself low, but not too low

My Brightest Diamond Escape Routes

It takes a lifetime to learn how to love

It starts with a flicker that bursts into flame

Then it fades to an ember with fights

And with fingers pointing out blame

Oh to exercise the act

Of falling in love with you over and over and over

Let’s close off all our escape routes

Let’s not put it off tonight

Let’s close off all our escape routes

We can have it all tonight

It takes a lifetime to learn how to love

Most the time I’m taking too much in my turn

But I yearn for your closeness and a gentle return

Oh to exercise the act

Of falling in love with you over and over and over

Over and over and over

Over and over and over

My arms snake around yours

Your lips open explore

These promises we have saved

They hold us

They hold and maintain

Let’s close off all our escape routes

Let’s not put it off tonight

Let’s close off all our escape routes

We can have it all tonight

Let’s close off all our escape routes

Let’s not put it off tonight

Let’s close off all our escape routes

We can have it all tonight

We can have it all

We can have it all tonight

My Brightest Diamond I Am Not The Bad Guy

Mister mister, won’t you please

Spare me from your third degree

I could burn, I could scream

I could show you what I mean

I’m so thirsty I divest

All unbuttoned and undressed

I’ve become the bad guy

Taken hits and blackened eyes

Hey, I love you but you’ve hurt me so

I love you, won’t you please let me go

I love you and I want you to know, oh oh oh

This is what love feels like, like, oh

I’m so desperate for relief

Thoughts I do not dare to speak

I am hungry, I won’t lie

The cage, the bird, the open sky

Hey, I love you and I hurt you so

I love you, I don’t want to go

I love you and I want you to know, oh oh oh

This is what love feels like, like

Hey, I love you and I feel like a stone

I love you and I want to go

I love you and I want you to know, oh oh oh

This is what love feels like, like

Oh my love, my love, my sweet love

My sweet love, my sweet love

Satisfy this longing

Indite me or let me fly

Though I still claim

I am not, I am not, I am not the bad guy

I still claim

I am not, I am not, I am not the bad guy

My Brightest Diamond If I Were Queen

If I were queen

Then you and I’d be neighbors

I’d pick you up each morning

For doughnuts and tea

Ah close by

Ah close by

If I were queen

Then you and I’d be neighbors

We’d collect things

And we could argue where to put them

Ah close by

Ah close by

My Brightest Diamond Magic Rabbit

I had a magic that would sing

Maybe I took her from her mother too early

She never came out of recovery

Even on summer days she’d complain

She couldn’t take the ch-ch-ch-chill out of her bones

Maybe I took her from her mother too early

I put her outside in the sunshine

All the rabbits died for supper tonight

All the rabbits died in the spotlight

I had a magic that would sing

And boy oh boy was she a pretty thing, yeah

By some great mystery she looked to me

Like she was wearing thin

Are you fading away, magic?

Are you fading away?

Are you fading away?

All the rabbits died

Are you fading in the spotlight?

Are you fading away, magic?

Are you fading away?

All the rabbits died

Are you fading away in the spotlight?

Are you fading my magic rabbit?

Magic, oh

Are you fading away, magic?

Are you fading away, my magic rabbit, rabbit?

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

My Brightest Diamond Dragonfly

I once saw a dragonfly

Caught in a spider’s web

As I looked at her once more

I thought that she was dead

So I left her alone and I went on my way

And I was dreaming of Paris and Pierre Boulez

But she called to me with a beat of her wing

She called to me and said, “Free me!”

She said, “Come and fly away

With me tonight

Come and fly away

With me

Come and fly away

With me tonight”

She said, “Ah ah ah…”

I’ve been up there before

Riding the wind and

Laughing and open

But now I am afraid of flying

I am afraid of finding the black again

I am afraid of flying

I am afraid of finding the black fade, black again

Come and fly away

With me tonight

Come and fly away

With me

Come and fly away

With me tonight

She said, “Ah ah ah…”

My Brightest Diamond Ice And The Storm

Open up your heart to me

Darling you’re resisting this place

You’ve been dreaming only of it

It’s just like ice building up inside

Darling we’ve accumulated too much miscommunication

In the beginning everything is soft, not defensive.

Perhaps we begin again, shining

I want to love you loosely

I want to love you loosely

So nothing is stopping me from receiving from giving out

I want a storm to blow it out

I want to shake myself and turn my heart inside out

I want a storm to blow it out

I want to shake myself and turn my heart inside out

Open up your heart to me now

Open

Darling you’re resisting this place

You’ve been dreaming only of it

I want a storm to blow it out

I want to shake myself and turn my heart inside out

I want a storm to blow it out

I want to shake myself and turn my heart inside out

Don’t you want to let it go

Let it go

(Darling you’re resisting this place)

Let it go

(You’ve been only dreaming only of it)

Let it go

Let it, let it, let it go