This ain't no front page story
There's no fight, no hero, no glory
There's no politician caught with his pants low
There's no supermodel slipping at the fashion show
There's no overnight miracle for sale
There's no bubblegum pixie thrown in jail

This ain't no front page story
I could try and tell it but I know they'll ignore me


Tell me little soldier, future gone to rust
Your finger on the trigger, who is there to trust?
There's diamonds in the river, there's oil in the dust
And all that they've delivered is a history writ in blood

Tell me, tell me, how long will this go on?

They're coming in their thousands, tripping up the scales
Wheels are sets in motion
Woman, child for sale

They came with guns and blew away the little light you'd stored away
Everything left in disarray under a sky gun-metal grey

Tell me, tell me, how long will this go on?

This is no bed-time story
This is no distant memory
There's no Hollywood ending
This is real...

Tell me, tell me, how long will this go on?

Lyrics submitted by 60_miles_an_hour

Front Page Story / Diamonds In The River song meanings
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    General CommentThis song (mostly the "Diamonds in the River" part) is clearly about war, I think. The "diamonds in the river" line reminds me of the movie Blood Diamond, and the diamond trade going on in Africa. "Oil in the dust" reminds me of the oil fields in the Middle East. Both these regions of the world ravaged with war of some kind. Although, it sounds as if they're talking about an invasion (like the occupation of Iraq for example). Makes you think...
    60_miles_an_houron March 31, 2009   Link

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