All the Diamonds in the World Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: Track 1 in album Salt, Sun and Time
release date: 1974
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
length: 2:42
producer: Gene Martynec and Bruce Anthony
vocal: Bruce Cockburn
mixer: Bill Seddon
engineer: Bill Seddon
guitar: Bruce Cockburn
synthesizer & guitar: Gene Martynec
composer: Bruce Cockburn
lyricist: Bruce Cockburn

Album Information

label: True North Records
country(area): Canada
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Salt, Sun and Time cover art


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All the diamonds in this world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea

I ran aground in a harbour town
Lost the taste for being free
Thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
To carry me to sea

Two thousand years and half a world away
Dying trees still grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
In reeds along the shore
Like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining
Like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All the Diamonds in the World
  • 2 Salt, Sun and Time
  • 3 Don't Have to Tell You Why
  • 4 Stained Glass
  • 5 Rouler Sa Bosse
  • 6 Never So Free
  • 7 Seeds on the Wind
  • 8 It Won't Be Long
  • 9 Christmas Song