Song Lyric Sunday — Diamond Girl

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme, Jim Adams has given us the words Wedding, Marry, Diamond, Ring, and Cake to consider. The song I chose for this week’s theme is “Diamond Girl” by Seals & Crofts.

“Diamond Girl” was written by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts and was released in May 1973 as a single from the duo’s fifth studio album, Diamond Girl. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Technically speaking, the song isn’t about weddings, marriage, rings, or cake. But it has the word “diamond” in the title and I’ve always been fond of the melodic harmonies of Seals & Crofts. The song is essentially depicting the love for a woman, although some believe they were singing about their commitment to God.

The singer-songwriters were deeply religious and committed to the Baha’i religion. Their radiant harmonies and always positive lyrics were a direct reflection of that commitment and their desire to advance the Baha’i faith through their music.

Until I did the research on the duo for this post, I never realized that their songs had any religious significance. I simply enjoyed the sound of their voices, their harmonies, and the music. It was always light, breezy, and positive.

Here are the lyrics to “Diamond Girl.”

Diamond Girl – you sure do shine
Glad I found you – glad you’re mine
Oh my love you’re like a precious stone
Part of earth where heaven has rained on

Makes no difference where you are
Day or nighttime you’re like a shinin’ star
And how could I shine without you
When it’s about you that I am

Diamond Girl – roamin’ wild
Such a rare thing – radiant child
I could never find another one like you
Part of me is deep down inside you

Can’t you feel the whole world’s a-turnin’
We are real and we are a-burnin’
Diamond Girl now that I’ve found you
It’s around you that I am

Diamond Girl – you sure do shine
Diamond Girl – you sure do shine
Diamond Girl – you sure do shine
Diamond Girl – you sure do shine

4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Diamond Girl

  1. The Abject Muse July 21, 2019 / 3:21 am

    Good choice! I haven’t heard this song in years. When I listened to this video, 8th grade came rushing back. Yikes! :-S

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor July 21, 2019 / 7:55 am

    I definitely listened to this in 1973, but as you mentioned, I also never paid any attention to what this song was about.

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