"Diamonds and Pearls" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
This will be the day
That you will hear me say
That I will never run away

I am here for you
Love is meant for two
Now tell me what you're gonna do

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
But all I can do is just offer you my love

Which one of us is right
If we always fight
Why can't we just let love decide (let love decide)

Am I the weaker man
Because I understand
That love must be the master plan (love is the master plan)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
All I can do is just offer you my love

D to the I to the A to the M
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love
D to the I to the A to the M (to the m)
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love

There will come a time (there will come a time)
When love will blow your mind (blow your mind)
And everything you'll look for you'll find (take a look inside)

That will be the time (that will be the time)
That everything will shine (forever)
So bright it makes you colorblind (you will be color blind)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
All I can do is just offer you my love

If I gave you diamonds and pearls (pearls)
Would you be a happy boy or a girl (yeah yeah)
If I could I would give you the world (give you the world)
All I can do is just offer you my love (all I can do)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls (diamonds)
Would you be, would you, would you
(Would ya, would ya, would ya be happy little baby)
If I could I would give you the world


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"Diamonds and Pearls" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. I think that most of the lyrics are pretty straightforward; he loves her, and if he could, he would give her “diamonds and pearls” and “the world.” But he can’t do that, so he gives her the next best thing: his love. I think it’s pretty obvious that that’s what the lyrics mean. However, I’m also confused by the line “Would you be a happy boy or a girl”. My guess is that they only used those lyrics because they rhyme with the previous ones, and they fit the rhythm of the song. In other words, I think that this particular line is present in the song more for rhythm than for meaning.
    elixir808on August 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a pity not many people know this song, but it's one of the very best songs from Prince
    cervanteon July 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaaah Prince.
    Mortonium Iceon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt has nothing to do with bisexuality, hes just reffering if a men or women gave his love diamons and pearls. Would they be a happy boy or a girl? It's just saying that he would give the world to his love if he could. But all he can do is just offer his love.

    It's saying that you don't need to give diamons and pearls to show how much you really love them, you can do is just offer them your love without diamons and pearls.
    questionsson December 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"But all I can do is just offer you my love"-maybe that's all he or she is asking of You?

    Thia007on November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti used to always sing along to this song when i was younger .. memories . very well known song of prince ..
    NlCOLEon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If I gave you diamonds and pearls
    Would you be a happy boy or a girl "

    I'm confused by the second line.
    Undeniably Nikkion April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's one of those songs you always knew but never knew who it was by.
    The ones that you hear as a kid, but never really knew who they were by.
    Mortonium Iceon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPrince wrote it for his wife's or girlfriend's (i'm not sure what the relationship was at the time but they're divorced now) baby. Sadly she had a miscarriage (I'm not sure how to spell it and too lazy to look it up).
    drummerboy8044on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe boy or girl line is slightly confusing, but maybe he's referring to bisexuality or something. o-o I dunno if Prince was or not, for me it seems kinda likely, but perhaps gender boundaries aren't the point in this song. If it was only meant to be about a girl you'd think he would've been able to switch that line around in favor of a better one.

    So, perhaps it was written to go either way for everybody. I dunno.
    shikonaorion September 07, 2006   Link

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