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A co-write with Michael LeBlanc.

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RealTracks in song: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
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RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085



DUG UP A DIAMOND

i dug up a diamond
in her drawer tucked away
guess she thought i'd never find it
does it matter anyway
a pretty diamond
must of meant a lot
for her to keep it hidden
in such a secret spot

   does she take it out when i'm not around
   and slip it on her finger
   did it fade with time or keep its shine
   do her feelings still linger

i dug up a diamond
that wish i'd never seen
got me thinking she's been lying
but i won't intervene
a beautiful diamond
bet it took her breath away
no denying
it sure took mine today

   does she take it out when i'm not around
   and slip it on her finger
   did it fade with time or keep its shine
   do her feelings still linger

   i dug up a diamond
   in her drawer tucked away



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Hi floyd jane,

Very soft and bewitching composition. The coloring of the piece is very pleasant to listen to. I enjoyed it.

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What a beautifully arranged and wonderfully sung track this is Floyd!

One of your best for sure.

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The sparse arrangement leaves a lot of room for your voice, and dude, did you use this. Wonderful!

But what I like even more are the lyrics...not what you sing, but what you explicitly did not sing.
You tell a story which leaves a lot of room for interpretation, each listener can make up his own story from that.

That are the ingredients for a song that lasts...


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Floyd...your production and arrangements always match the particular song you're doing so well...and this is no exception...but for me it was the lyric...the second verse is so poignant and perfect...it captures the heart of the song and the angst of the teller of the story...bravo! Beautiful song, exquisitely written, and delivered so well! Congrats to you and Michael.


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A skillfully written song. A perfectly understated backing with a masterful performance to match.


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FJ & Michael,
Wonderful slow ballad! Brilliant lyrics. Strong & emotional vocals. Flows very well and easy to follow. I like that instrumentation is light on this, lets vocals shine. A+ collaboration. Mix is top shelf. Enjoyed it and thank you for sharing.

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Terrific work FJ & Michael,
Reading the lyric my eyes say " ...do her feelings still linger" could be " ...or do her feelings linger" but my ears care not a jot.
A deceptive arrangement that brings simple or sparse to the lips but those lips'd be lying as it's a careful, wonderful arrangement.


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Hi Floyd,

This is another top song from you and Michael.

Good lyrics, interesting chords and superb vocals.

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Ah, not to worry, my friend. It used to belong to her grandmother and she all but forgot it. You're still the tops, Floyd. Outstanding song, Floyd & Michael. {Ok. I wrote all that before even listening to the song --just read the lyrics-- cuz I know it's true. It always is with you.}

Your vocal has a special texture that grabs the listener, especially in this song. It propels one to push Replay and seek other songs of yours. What a great quality. I love the melody and how it carries one to share your feelings. So well done.


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Hi Floyd.
I thought at first you had made a cover of the Mark Knopfler song of the same title.
This is totally different and a fine alternative. Interesting story too.

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Nice one.

I could speculate on the back story.....Broken heart from a past love or a family heirloom? but hey... doesn't matter. Good song. It was short.... total run at 2:16 ish for the fade.... And minimalist on the band.
I like how you lingered on the word "linger" in the choruses. Little details.

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Great job Floyd! I love every thing about this one from the mystic to the prosody. Great lyrics but especially loved these lines:

a beautiful diamond
bet it took her breath away
no denying
it sure took mine today

BTW, love your voice!

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Floyd / Michael,

Outstanding song... Love the sparse production and as always, a beautiful vocal by Floyd.

This passage is stunning:

"i dug up a diamond
that wish i'd never seen
got me thinking she's been lying
but i won't intervene
a beautiful diamond
bet it took her breath away
no denying
it sure took mine today"

Excellent work guys.

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First of all, just from reading the lyrics, before listening:

What was the song's main character (singer) doing, snooping in her drawer? ;-)

Otherwise, good song! It takes a great voice to manage to carry through such a sparse arrangement. And it sounds so sincere, when you sing it. Well done.

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Floyd and Michael,

This is a story of many twists. Is it from an ex-lover, ex-husband, or a family keepsake? Who knows?

The less is more theory is exampled perfectly in this song.

Super vocal, backing tracks, and mix.

Loved it


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Great idea for a song! Nice hook! Cool! Excellent all around.

I see I can download some free albums too!

Sweet!! Christmas in August!!!!!

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It's got your trademark conversational singing supported by a sparse but effective arrangement.

i dug up a diamond
that wish i'd never seen


Great lyric - so provocative I'd have expected it to be the opening line.

It's feels a bit like "Diary", in a good way.

Nice work, both of you.


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Wow, that raked across my heart. I've had more than one discovery along those lines. Fantastic singing on a song that'll knock you off your perch.


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Originally Posted By: Derochette
Hi floyd jane,

Very soft and bewitching composition. The coloring of the piece is very pleasant to listen to. I enjoyed it.

Kindly regard
Derochette alias JaniJackFlash


Thanks, Derochette


Originally Posted By: RnAM
What a beautifully arranged and wonderfully sung track this is Floyd!

One of your best for sure.

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thanks, y'all...

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