"Her Diamonds" as written by and Robert Kelly Thomas....
Oh what the hell she says
I just can't win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there's so many times
I don't know what I'm doin'
Like I don't know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it's funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But if she feels bad then I do too
So I let her be

And she says, oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
'Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win
It's hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

Way down

Well she sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And I know I could break her concentration
But it don't feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there's something less about her
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
But don't let her see

And she says, oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
'Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win
It's hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She'll be alright
She'll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says, oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
'Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling

And she says, oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
'Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win
It's hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

(I can't take no more)
(Diamonds on the floor)
(No more) no more
(No more)
Diamonds falling down
(I can't take no more)
(Diamonds on the floor)
(No more, no more, no more, no more)
Diamonds falling down, yeah
(I can't take no more)
(Diamonds on the floor)
(No, no, no, no)
Oh diamonds fall, and oh her diamonds
Diamonds falling down
I can't take these diamonds falling down


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"Her Diamonds" as written by Robert Thomas

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes me sad, because it reminds me of my girlfriend, but i wish it didnt, she's not dying but still. I cant tell her this song reminds me of her because that might make her cry...
    robrienon October 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcan't wait for his new album! exciting XD
    nykytaon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about his wife having Fibromyalgia. You do not die from it but the pain is horrible and throws many into deep depression because no matter how hard you try it is very difficult to get up each day. Between the pain and fatigue hours turn into days and days into weeks and weeks into years as time simply passes you by while you sit and watch helplessly. I have Fibromyalgia but I was born suffering from delusions of grandeur and many talents that keeps me busy... the trick is to never stop thinking or learning that way there is no time to think about what you are suffering. I played drums professionally for 25 years until I was forced to leave the stage in 1997 after the pain became so I great I couldn't even get off the thrown at the end of the concerts and had to be carried off stage and pack myself in ice and cry for hours and swear I'd never set foot on stage again only to find myself right back on stage the next night. I did have a period of 3 or 4 years where I listened to no music, the doctors had me drugged out of my mind and by the time I knew it those years flew by and I don't remember any of them. I fought my way back using music and getting back into the geeky stuff I always liked. On the really bad days I would go for 72+ hours without sleep and when I made too many typos I tried to sleep. I began a business in music as a Publicist/Promoter/Radio Scout/Manager/ & A bunch of geeky stuff and if I stop for 5 minutes it would be very easy to fall into that empty world of nothing due to the pain but I have never allowed myself to be depressed and the trick to that is never stop thinking in a forward motion. Thinking is my favorite pass time, creating is my passion, and living is what drives it all. There isn't anything that can be done despite all the medications they claim work its a case of the cure might kill you so you are better off finding a good focus point and stay with it until it becomes second nature. I cried when I heard the song and found out what it meant as my husband a guitarist wrote me a song however there are no lyrics but the song is very pretty and soothing to listen to. What Rob put into those lyrics are EXACTLY what it is like to have this horrible affliction and what it is like for those around you because there is nothing they can do therefore they feel helpless so open communication is very important for couples that are going through this horrible incurable life long illness.
    KmSRoXon October 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song simply because his love for this woman is just so obviously pure, absolute, and completely selfless. That alone is powerful and inspiring
    marissammanningon April 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay!!!
    this song is amazing. it makes me cry.

    her diamonds is her tears
    he couldnt help her cuz she is dying
    there is nothing that he can do

    "And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
    So I sit down and I cry too
    But don’t let her see"

    in the end of the lyrics rob said " i cant take the diamonds falling down"
    he just cant see her in pain because she is losing the battle
    she is dying and she knows it

    in this lyrics, rob is so helpless
    love u rob!!!
    itsalon April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure its that shes dying but then again it could be. but i think its some other internal struggle that he cant help her with
    jamnj9on May 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis is what Rob Thomas said(in his own words) when he's doing an interview with neil mccormick on twitter:

    "it's actually a song about a girl who is very ill. it's a song about empathy and dealing with that with someone you love"

    like i said before, her diamonds is "her tears"..and the way i see it, the girl that rob love is truly sick and giving up meaning she surrender to death...and he cant help her fight death...

    jamnj9, i still think it has to do with dying

    ps: be my twit buddy - itsal_hbk
    itsalon May 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard on the radio today that it is written about Rob's wife who is battling an illness.
    fluffybundleson May 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat first i assume its about his mom, after he twitter about illness, i kinda knew its about Mari(his wife)

    well, its about his wife auto-immune disease..

    this song (for me) is more like his mom situation but rob set it straight, its about their struggle with the disease. He said its about "empathy"

    but personally, i still relate this song to dying--im just sayin
    itsalon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know a lot of Rob Thomas' songs, including Her Diamonds, are actually inspired by physical illnesses. But what I really like about them is that they're not too obvious, so you can interpret the song in a way most meaningful to you, and enjoy it accordingly! He's an extremely talented writer.
    palm_trees89on June 05, 2009   Link

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