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Jackie Morris: Music

I Thought You Were a Diamond

(Jackie Morris)
I was looking in the window
At the pawnshop of the heart
Where we trade what once we treasured
For another brand new start
When I saw a flash of brilliance
And it took my breath away
I thought I saw forever in your eyes.

CHO: What can I say?
If I could go back would I choose a different way?
For I thought you were a diamond
That nothing could surpass.
What could I do?
When you flashed that smile, I forgot all that I knew
Oh, I thought you were a diamond
But you shattered… just like glass.

Perhaps it was the setting
In the sparkling L.A. night
Perhaps it was the golden glow of youth
But there is no forgetting
How it felt so very right
I just couldn’t tell the fiction from the truth.

What can I say?
If I could go back would I choose a different way?
For I thought you were a diamond
And diamonds always last.
How could I know?
I was walking on thin ice covered by snow
I only saw the glitter
Not dark water far below.

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

I am looking in the window
At the pawnshop of the heart
Where I’m trading what I treasured
For another brand new start
I tried picking up the pieces
But they cut me, don’t you know?
Still, I thought you were a diamond long ago.