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The Diamond

Words & Music By Bryan Sirchio

My son asked me if he could use the diamond from the ring

I’d given to his mom when I asked her if she would marry me

The diamond that my grandpa gave my grandma

That she had worn for over 50 years

At first I was surprised that my son wanted that same gem

His mama gave it back to me when she and I came to an end

Our marriage lasted for 23 years, in case you’re wondering

I’d say the blame was mostly mine

But she and I are friends now, although that took some time

And she and I agreed how it would be so good and right

If our beloved son could give that family gem its luster back again

And all I know, after all these years

Is Grace is so amazing it can make an old stone shine

And stories we thought always would be sad

Love can still reclaim and rearrange the end

The jeweler who appraised the diamond said, “I’ve got bad news…

This diamond has been damaged; it’s been chipped 2 times, here, I’ll show you

And as I looked I smiled and thought to myself,

How perfect—I mean metaphorically

One chip for his mama’s heart and one for my heart too

Symbols of our less than perfect lives and all that we’ve been through

God knows how much it hurt but I’m amazed now

How the Spirit used it all to grow our hearts

And it makes me think about a line that Leonard Cohen wrote

A verse I find myself returning to, here’s how it goes

“There’s a crack in everything…that’s how the Light gets in”

Chorus

Bridge: So son of mine this gem is yours to give to your bride now

Don’t worry if you add a chip or two

Thanks for all the ways your love brings healing to us all

And thanks for making this diamond brand new

Chorus

My son asked me if he could use the diamond from the ring

I’d given to his mom when I asked her if she would marry me

The diamond he will soon give to his love

I hope she wears it for over 50 years

I pray she wears it for over 50 years

updated: 1 year ago

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