SLS ~ Four

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim Adams hosts our fun Song Lyric Sunday and today’s song title must contain a number. “Four Little Diamonds” is by the Electric Light Orchestra from their 1983 album Secret Messages. It was written by Jeff Lynne and did poorly in both the US and the UK as a single. I like it though, so I’m using it today. It’s one of those she done me wrong and imma gonna get revenge type stories, but you know he’s just gonna sit there at the bar all night crying in his beers. There, there.

Four Little Diamonds


I used to think she was the greatest thing
I really cared, gave her a diamond ring
She said she’d rather die than ever leave me
Well I never saw her face since then
And if the law don’t get her then I will
Four little diamonds
She must be somewhere on the open road
She always said she was a lonely one
She gets you down with her tales of woe
She took me for everything
And if the law don’t get her then I will
Four little diamonds
I looked around I climbed up high into the dawn
But she was gone with the night
I thought about the things she said
And all the things we’d done
But where could she run- she ran away
There’s just no answer to give
I keep wonderin’ about her, day and night
She probably thinks I was a fool- she’s right
She don’t know it
But I’m gonna keep on searchin’ for that woman
I’m gonna search everywhere
And if the law don’t get her then I will
Four little diamonds
I looked around I climbed up high into the dawn
But she was gone with the night
I thought about the things she said
And all the things we’d done
But where could she run- she ran away
There’s just no answer to give
I still hear her callin’ out to me
I still listen for her endlessly
But it never even crossed my mind she was a cheater
I gotta find where she hides
‘Cause if the law don’t get her then I will
Four little diamonds

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Image credit to Jim Adams.

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15 responses to “SLS ~ Four

  1. I like ELO, but I haven’t heard this one before. Cool!๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ป

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  2. I had a rock compilation and this was the only song I liked on the album.

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  3. I like this song Paula. Have you seen the 2018 SHOWTIME special of ELO titled Wembley Or Bust?

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  4. Anything ELO is good for me. Hadn’t heard this one before. Great choice, Paula.

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  5. This almost has a blues beat to it and different than some of their other songs which I love! Great choice! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it!

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  6. Oooooooooooooh ELO, I love ELO! Nothing goes wrong with ELO. Thanks to this post, I think one of my new goals in life is to see them live.

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  7. ELO can do no wrong to me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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