She was dancing so hard
She danced herself into a diamond
Dancing all by herself
Dancing all by herself
And not minding
Doing the thing as she dreamed it
Doing the thing as she dreamed it
Her skin was sky blue
Her skin was sky blue
Under the lights
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer

She was dancing so hard
She danced herself into a diamond
Dancing all by herself
Dancing all by herself
And not minding
And the one thing on her mind was
The one thing on her mind was
"It's time I gave the world my light
It's time I gave the world my light
Starting tonight"
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer
Diamond dancer, diamond dancer




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    General CommentHe's simultaneously observing someone else dance and watching a metamorphis.

    The bass line and stattaco violins suggest disco - often considered a self-indulgent music - and the lyrics about "dancing all by herself and not minding" also reinforce that. Is the act of turning yourself into a diamond and giving the world your light suggest something that Callahan is going through. His name change from (smog) to Bill Callahan suggest a change from conceptual, indirect art to a more direct singer-songwriter model.
    vinylmineron March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about Smog becoming Bill Callahan and the transition from the obscure/oblique monkier of the band name (for a band which never really existed, because all it ever really was is Bill). So he's saying I was doing this thing all by myself, and being as open and as clear as I could hope to be, but still hiding behind the 'Smog' name. At the end he says "it's time I have the world my light" meaning, it's time to just be myself and take responsibility for the things he says - in counterpoint to Vessel in Vain's "I can't be held responsibile...".
    thepowercuton July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningBliss of dancing. That is all.
    johnsstaron August 15, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt almost sounds like it could be about a stripper. One that isn't experienced in sex itself, and dancing how she imagined it.
    schwarmaon December 03, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHer skin was sky blue
    Under the lights

    ^^the world. the earths skin (sky) is sky blue, under the lights (sun).
    light_bulb101on September 26, 2008   Link

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