All the Diamonds in the World - Bruce Cockburn

    all the diamonds in this world
    that mean anything to me
    are conjured up by wind and sunlight
    sparkling on the sea

    i ran aground in a harbour town
    lost the taste for being free
    thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
    to carry me to sea

    two thousand years and half a world away
    dying trees still grow greener when you pray

    silver scales flash bright and fade
    in reeds along the shore
    like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
    His ship comes shining
    like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
    His ship comes shining.

    (Stockholm -- 25/7/73)


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