Diamonds and Rust

07:29
Ingrid Ferris
01/16/2014
Joan Baez

Story

Please check out my Blog page on my web site, I've written about recording this song and the inspiration I have drawn from Joan Baez.

Lyrics

Well  I’ll be damned

here comes your ghost again

But that’s not unusual

it’s just that the moon is full

And you happen to call.

 

You burst on the scene

already a legend,

The unwashed phenomenon,

the original vagabond,

You strayed into my arms.

 

And there you stayed,

temporarily lost at sea,

The Madonna was yours for free

Yes the girl on the half shell

could keep you unharmed.

 

And here I sit, hand on the telephone

Hearing a voice I’d known

A couple of light years ago

Headed straight for a fall.

 

I

Ten years ago

I bought you some cufflinks

You brought me something

We both know what memories can bring

They bring diamonds and rust.

 

As I remember your eyes

Were bluer that robins eggs

My poetry was lousy you said

Where are you calling from

A booth in the Midwest.

 

Well I see you standing

with brown leaves all around

And snow in your hair

And you’re smiling out the window

Of that crummy hotel over Washington Square.

 

Our breath comes out white clouds

It mingles and hangs in the air

Speaking strictly for me

We both could have died then and there.

 

 

Now you’re telling me

You’re not nostalgic

Then give me another word for it

You who were so good with words

And at keeping things vague.

 

Cause I need some of that vagueness now

It all comes back too clearly

Yes I loved you dearly

But if you offering me diamonds and rust

Well I’ve already paid.

 

Oh the times they are a changin’….( repeat )

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Diamonds and Rust

Diamonds and Rust Music Video

Ingrid Ferris presents her debut video, the Joan Baez penned Diamonds And Rust.

Directed by Tim Jenson.

Produced by Left Coast Digital, Olympia, Washington.

Filmed at Arcade Studios, Tumwater, Washington.