I'm onto you
before the night is through
I'm going to steal this diamond
hot rock to you


I'm not the one you wanted
not the thing you keep
how am I to know what you want me to feel?
counterfeit or real?


It's a caper theme. there's a getaway car
A diamond to steal, a plan that might go wrong
If this is a set up. please let me know
I can't risk my life for a guilded stone
(I thought all along this was everything
Try not to look to hard to find that it's not real
I knew all along you weren't everything
Then in the darkest hour I watched you disappear)

It's a crafty scene, full of power and greed
You tell me not to steal, yet you still want a thief
You write out the plans. I carry out the act
But then I lose it all if I can't bring it back
(How was I to know this rock was so fragile
It cracked in my hands while I was holding on
An uncut stone is flawed and beautiful
Don't try to size me down to fit your tiny hands)

I'm not the girl you wanted
not the thing you keep

It's not real
You don't need to tell me
that it's not real

I'm onto you
before the night is through
I'm going to steal my heart back
and find a love that's true
hot rock to you.


Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon

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    General CommentThis song was inspired by an old James Bond movie which I believe is of the same title. I think the diction here is very deep and well thought out. I see it as a woman finally starting to see through a very superficial relationship.
    StephNJon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny because the metaphors in the song are so bad, but it's somehow so good. They keep changing what the diamond is a metaphor for.
    1) the diamond is the narrator's heart that the SO stole and the narrator wants back
    2) the diamond is the relationship that seems more valuable than it is
    3) stealing diamonds is something unhealthy the people in the relationship do ("you tell me not to steal, yet you still want a thief"--they encourage each other's bad behavior)
    4) the diamond is the narrator, who the SO wants to change ("cut") instead of accepting her for who she really is
    mockingsmileon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA sad song about the relationship and breakup between Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker. Lovely and very sad.
    rgzon March 15, 2010   Link

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