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Some days are diamonds,
Some days are rocks.
Some doors are open,
Some roads are blocked.

Sundowns are golden,
Then fade away.
And if I never do nothin',
I'll get you back some day.

'Cause you got a heart so big it could crush this town.
And I can't hold out forever; even walls fall down.

And all 'round your island
There's a barricade.
It keeps out the danger,
It holds in the pain.

And sometimes you're happy,
Sometimes you cry.
Half of me is ocean,
Half of me is sky.

But you got a heart so big it could crush this town.
And I can't hold out forever; even walls fall down.

Yes, they do.

Oh!

And some things are over,
Some things go on.
And part of me you carry,
Part of me is gone.

But you got a heart so big it could crush this town.
And I can't hold out forever; even walls fall down.
Baby, you got a heart so big it could crush this town.
And I can't hold out forever; even walls fall down.

Yeah, I guess they do.

Yes, they do,

They fall down.


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  • +3
    General Commentgood to listen to when you feel like a bag of smashed assholes
    1adrenilan8junky7on November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust as a bit of trivia, Johnny Cash came up with the first two lines of this song. It was just something he said to Tom Petty one day.
    Nick the Bastardon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my all time favorite songs. tom petty says so much with so little.
    angon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... opening lines summerize life in my opinion... one of my favourite quotes ever if u havent heard the whole shes the one CD u def should!!
    eve6rockerchicon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... opening lines summerize life in my opinion... one of my favourite quotes ever if u havent heard the whole shes the one CD u def should!!
    eve6rockerchicon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks...how true is that?
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you watch the video, Jennifer Aniston makes a short appearance!
    MusicDiva2000on June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how there's a lot "this is this, but that is that" in this song. It shows how nothing is 100 percent. You can have you ideas and principles and rules, but there's always shades of grey and exceptions. You never really know what's going on in life. You see nice things like "golden sundowns," but then they "fade away" and you have to deal with that. Then you have the walls which are supposed to be inpentatrable and permanant, but they fall down, too. So it's kind of a good thing that nothing lasts, because even the bad things don't.

    I guess I read a lot into it, but I think that makes sense if you want to take it that way.
    Nick the Bastardon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbright eyes often covers this in concert
    pandora_ash_avalieon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You got a heart so big it could crush this town." I love that line. She's the One is such a great album, and this is my favorite song on it. Yet it never gets on the radio despite the ease one can sing along with it. I just heard Tom is playing the Super Bowl halftime show...and he won't be playing this song I'm sure!
    kickstart71on December 05, 2007   Link

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