"One Diamond, One Heart" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
I’m not here to hold your hand
I’m just here to understand
If you’re feeling low I can help
I’m always on your side
Forever near your light
I’m always on your side
However you must fight
Within your darkest night
I’m always on your side
Lovers as lonely as lanterns lost
Show me faith’s real cost
I’m always on your side
Forever near your light
I’m always on your side
Wherever you must fight
Within your darkest night
I’m always on your side
They won’t rush you from me
‘Cause here I’ll always be
I’m always on your side
Forever near your light
I’m not here to hold you down
I’m just here to love you when

Your stars align and you let me
And your heart win
I’m always on your side
Forever near your light
I’m always on your side
Lover, teach me sweet command
Show me where I land
I’m always on your side
I’m always on your side
Forever near your light
I’m always on your side
However you must fight
Within your darkest night
I’m always on your side
With evidence of trust
And eminence of love
I’m always on your side
Capitulate and fade
Resurrect and break
I’m always on your side
Forever in your light
I’m always on your side
Lover, light the way


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"One Diamond, One Heart" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentCompletely agree with sevinteen that at the very least One Heart, My Love is Winter, and Violet Rays are a concept and all play off each other.

    Violet Rays is the loss
    My Love is Winter is the despair
    One Heart, One Diamond is hope building out of the despair



    As far as themeaning behind the title, I disagree.

    I view diamond as something that has been put through the meatgrinder... as diamonds are forged in intense heat and pressure. Billy (the narrator/charcter from the past two songs) is the diamond in this scenario, given what he has been through in the previous two songs.

    The heart is the person who comes to help the rough, jagged, hardened diamond love again. A lot of the imagry is about just being there as a friend (I'll be on your side), as opposed to wanting something more.


    So, I agree with the idea of the concept... but I think there is a little more too the title than playing cards. (but, I could be wrong... I have a tendancy of being wrong a lot)

    I haven't got to Pinwheels yet, so I'm leaving that out of the concept for right now.

    :)
    osubuckeye4on December 12, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningIf you were to put these songs into a sequence, like a concept album, (in my opinion) they would make sense. Violet Rays, he (Billy/ you/ Main character) is cheated on by his lover, and he's sad. My Love is Winter, he believes his love is gone, cold, and distant. One Diamond, One Heart, possibly making a reference to playing cards, (One, meaning Ace obviously. Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts.) is giving love another chance, but letting her guide him. Light is a term thrown around in Smashing Pumpkins, meaning Love, but more importantly, knowing HOW to Love.
    IN MY OPINION, these 4 songs, (Violet Rays, My Love is Winter, One Diamond, One Heart, and Pinwheels.) all go in sequence, they ALL mean something, like there's possibly a concept, but just these 4 songs. I'm always on your side. <3
    great song, it kind of made me smile when i first heard it. it's pretty silly, a kind of disco sound to it XD but with a serious tone to it. it's REALLY hard to listen to this song with someone who doesn't understand the Smashing Pumpkins. to them, this is a pointless, silly song, with no meaning, or chords. but if you actually understand it, this is a very beautiful song.
    sevinteenon September 24, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationMy Mother told me something that sure got the cogs moving in my brain. i was talking about how the title of this song didn't show up in the lyrics, but is the underlying feelings of the song. i was explaining how the title made me think of playing cards. 'One diamond, one Heart' was kinda like 'An ace of diamonds and an ace of hearts' but my mother saw it differently. she saw it as Marriage. 'One Diamond, (One ring) One Heart.' and that COMPLETELY changed my opinion of this song.
    sevinteenon February 21, 2013   Link

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