"Like a Diamond"

I've noticed how terrified you get

When you talk to your best, best friends

I've noticed the way your mind is set

Then it crumbles around your fence

I know that your friends ignore your pain

They smile when they see you there

But when you're away, they call you insane

Do you know I'm the one who cares?

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I'll be what you need; I'll come when you call

Don't need acknowledgment; don't need the feelings back at all

You open your heart, then slam it shut on my hand

And as I bite back cries, I whisper that I understand

(And ask myself does she know…?)

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(That she is) Like a diamond; she won't shatter from a few mistakes

But like a diamond she gains beauty every time she breaks

Like a diamond shine her face, her voice, her spirit

But coming from me she won't wanna hear it

No, coming from me, she won't wanna hear it

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What did they say to you today?

You're alone in your room again

Locked up, sending everyone away

You don't want to yell at them

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But I need to see you, so I open your door

You can yell at me, 'cause isn't that what friends are for?

And my heart fractures twice; once for me, once for you

It's worth your shrilling rage, the way your eyes shine when it's through

And I wonder, how can they just pass her by this way…?

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('Cause she is…) like a diamond she won't shatter from a few mistakes

But like a diamond she gains beauty every time she breaks

Like a diamond shine her face, her voice, her spirit

But coming from me she won't wanna hear it

No, coming from me, she won't wanna hear it

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Would somebody help her please, some pretty boy?

To tell her she's not another stone – she brings him joy

And if he shows her off enough

Maybe she could learn to trust

And finally believe what she is worth…

If only I could be the one

To hold her up against the sun, and tell her

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"Like a diamond, you won't shatter from a small mistake

But like a diamond you gain beauty every time you break…"

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Yeah, like a diamond; she won't shatter from a few mistakes

But like a diamond she gains beauty every time she breaks

Like a diamond shine her face, her voice, her spirit

But coming from me she won't wanna hear it

No, coming from me, she won't wanna hear it