"Diamonds Are Forever" as written by John Barry and Don Black....
Diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me
They can stimulate and tease me
They won't leave in the night
I've no fear that they might desert me

Diamonds are forever, hold one up and then caress it
Touch it, stroke it and undress it
I can see ev'ry part, nothing hides in the heart to hurt me
I don't need love, for what good will love do me?
Diamonds never lie to me
For when love's gone, they'll lustre on

Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger
Unlike men, the diamonds linger
Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for
I don't need love, for what good will love do me?
Diamonds never lie to me
For when love's gone, they'll lustre on

Diamonds are forever, forever, forever



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"Diamonds Are Forever" as written by John Barry

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    General CommentThis is the best song in the whole world! When you're feeling down in the dumps, sick of constantly meeting horrible men that treat you so bad, there's nothing like putting shirley on and singing your heart out! Diamonds are much better than men!
    jojogannyplanton April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a 007 song, y'know.
    Metal_Screamon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya I hate James Bond and I heard it on a music video by David Arnold i think....anyway, I like her version of it too! It's great!
    Breathe_Meon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...

    lmao
    she wrote the damn song.
    It's the original, shirley is, the original.

    007...it wasnt made for that movie, haha my god people..
    Ebonezaon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe did NOT write it, John Barry and Donald Black did and it WAS made for that movie.... but this is the quintessential JB Theme... and Shirley ROCKS it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cojo727on October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^yeah, Alex Turner showed her up ;)
    huddyon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn one of my James Bond special features it has an interview with I think John Barry and he said he told Shirley to sing the song like it was about a penis .. instead of diamonds.

    You can kind of see the connection in the lyrics:

    "They are all I need to please me,
    They can stimulate and tease me,"

    "Hold one up and then caress it,
    Touch it, stroke it and undress it,
    I can see every part,"

    .. and yes, Shirley didn't write it, it was made for the movie (along with Goldfinger, John Barry was the best Bond composer)
    nw275on October 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love the song and the film :)
    xxemoboixxon January 16, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI LOVE THE ARCTIC MONKEYS VERSION
    Sjooofon October 15, 2007   Link

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