Dark Diamond – Video 21 – Album “Songs From the West Coast”

6 08 2010

On to the second track from Songs From the West Coast, Dark Diamond.  I really love the feel of this song.  Elton teams up with Stevie Wonder on harmonica for this song again, the first time being on I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.  In the video you will see me playing piano, but I also laid in the harmonica track after filming.  I utlized an electric piano sound to model the harmonica part.   Its not perfect, but it does the trick!  I also really love the drums on this song.  Nigel Olsson rejoined the band for the recording of this album and it no doubtedly paid off.  Nigel would also start back touring with the band around this time and thankfully has stayed since.

I hope you all enjoy my rendition of Dark Diamond.  And please feel free to leave comments and suggetions!  Thanks for watching!

Oh, I’m a dark diamond
I’ve turned hard and cold
Once was a jewel with fire in my soul

There’s two sides of a mirror
One I couldn’t break through
Stayed trapped on the inside, wound up losing you

Tell me how does it work?
How do you make things fit?
Spent all my life trying to get it right
I’ve put it together and it falls apart
I thought to myself I might understand
But when the wall’s built, and the heart hardens
You get a dark diamond, dark diamond

Oh, I’m a dark diamond
But you’re something else
You read me more than I read myself

The one star I could count on
Only comet I could trust
You burnt through my life to the true meaning of love

You get a dark diamond, dark diamond
You get a dark diamond, dark diamond

© 2001 Happenstance

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