"Diamonds for Tears" as written by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen and Markus Kaarlonen....
In these days of man made wonders we still bicker over flies
When you come seeking for forgiveness, I'll be forced to choose my side

If I deny you what you're searching, do I do it out of fear
Am I ruling out my reason, killing that which I hold dear

Out of my way I'm running, with an excuse just underway
Reality's so daunting, and I've got no way to explain

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, why do I turn away and run
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears

In the light of recent findings, there's no greater taint than grace
But to relinquish all our bindings, always finds us out of place

If I rested here a while more, would you hold me to your heart
If I knew what it's meant for, would I know to play my part

Out of my way I'm leaving, another excuse before I'll stay
Reality's applauding, I know I don't know the right way

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, yeah, I know you're the one
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears

Is it a lost cause
Can we overlook this taint
Are these the dead laws
Like a doubt eating the saint

And though I fear these shackles, like my darkness closing in
I will hold out my hands, I will hold out my hands

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, I know the good I've done
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, I know the good I've done
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears


Lyrics submitted by Superknark, edited by Damurus

"Diamonds for Tears" as written by Markus Kaarlonen Marko Saaresto

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    Song MeaningPoets of the Fall..always so cryptic and truly poetic :)

    To me it seems to be about a relationship where he is unsure whether to go on. They've probably been arguing ("bicker over flies") and later when asked for forgiveness, he's afraid to take her back out of fear that things will repeat again. So he's making excuses to avoid her.

    When she's sleeping and hence all is quiet, however, he feels strongly for her. Overall it's a bittersweet experience - Diamonds for Tears. He wonders if things would be different this time ("if I rested here a while more, would you hold me to your heart") and wonders if he could handle it even if they are meant to be.

    He's already planning to leave, making more excuses to overcome the temptation to stay. But he doesn't know if he knows "the right way". He doesn't want to proclaim this a lost cause, wants to overlook the bad times. Finally, he realises he is binding himself to uncertainty but decides to stay ("I will hold out my hands").

    The chorus is a little different each time. First he's running away, then he's reconsidering and finally happy that he did the right thing ("I know the good I've done"). He realises that relationships aren't meant to be easy and there's both happiness and tears involved.

    ^my attempt to decipher some of the best lyricists writing songs these days ^_^
    jadepenguinon January 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Out of my way, I'm running"
    the first time
    "Out of my way, I'm leaving"
    the second time

    And it's definitely
    "'Cause when you're sleeping right next to me"
    MierinEronaileon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionYes, you are right. It seems the lyrics from their official site has got mistakes in it, it's where I got them from.
    These lyrics should now be correct.
    Superknarkon October 28, 2010   Link

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