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Diamonds in Her Eyes

Well I can't afford what the mailman brings,
You wanted too much, you wanted everything
What do you think I am, a man of money?
I don't have any, so sorry honey

She's got diamonds in her eyes, and she can't be satisfied
She's got diamonds in her eyes, and she's leaving me behind
I think I'll let you go, I know I'll have to now
I think I'll let you go, I know I'll have to now
You don't want a wedding ring, your greed is killing me
She's got diamonds in her eyes, ooh, and she can't be satisfied
She's got diamonds in her eyes, ooh, and she's leaving me behind

Well I see it now, oh, all the way
You wanted me, you wanted me to pay
What do you think I am, a man of money?
I don't have any, so sorry honey

She's got diamonds in her eyes, and she can't be satisfied
She's got diamonds in her eyes, and she's leaving me behind
I think I'll let you go, I know I'll have to now
I think I'll let you go, I know I'll have to now
You don't want a wedding ring, your greed is killing me
She's got diamonds in her eyes, and she can't be satisfied
She's got diamonds in her eyes, ooh, and she's leaving me behind
She's leaving me behind


Words and music by Peter Forrest

Year Written: 1984 (Sarnia, Ontario CANADA)
Date Recorded: 1986 (4-track, Montreal, Québec CANADA)
Musicians: Peter Forrest (guitar and vocals), John McGrath (bass), François Dubeau (drums)

Song Notes: This song was a favourite by Vee Gates friends.  It was written by Pete after quitting Trent University in December 1984. The drumming and staccato chords are particularly interesting and really rock along.  A funny quirk of the singer is that he sings "wetting ring."  Time for a vocal coach?  hehe This song was part of the first Vee Gates Montreal demo. 

Basic Guitar Chords: 

Opening: Bm, F#7, etc...  F#7
Verses: Bm, F#7
Chorus: B, E, B, F#, B, E, B, F#
Bridge: E, B, E, B, F#, B, F#add4
Ending: F#, F#7, B