Diamond in the Rough Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin
album: Track 2 in album Steady On
release date: 1989-10
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:01
writer: Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal

Cover Art

Shawn Colvin Steady On cover art
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As a little girl I came down to the water
With a little stone in my hand
And it would shimmer and sing
And I knew everything

In a little while I got steeped in authority
Heaven only knows what when wrong
When there is nothing so cruel
Than to bury that jewel when it was mine all along
And I'm gonna find it

You're shining, I can see you
You're smiling, that's enough well
I'm holding onto you, like a diamond in the rough
Like a diamond in the rough

Ever now and then I can see that I am getting somewhere
Where I have to go is so deep
I was angry back then, and you know I still am
I have lost too much sleep and I'm gonna find it

You're shining, I can see you
You're smiling, that's enough well
I'm holding onto you, like a diamond in the rough
Like a diamond in the rough

Snake's in the grass better step on the gas
In my dreams I go down by the water
With a little girl in my arms and we shimmer and sing
And we know everything
As a little girl I came down

You're shining, I can see you
You're smiling, that's enough well
I'm holding onto you, like a diamond in the rough
Like a diamond in the rough


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Steady On
  • 2 Diamond in the Rough
  • 3 Shotgun Down the Avalanche
  • 4 Stranded
  • 5 Another Long One
  • 6 Cry Like an Angel
  • 7 Something to Believe In
  • 8 The Story
  • 9 Ricochet in Time
  • 10 The Dead of the Night