Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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Jimmy Buffett

James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ra… more »

Hidden in the mountains
Under the earth and stone
A cubic mile of perfection
A treasure no one has known 

One man came upon this mother load
Built himself a thousand room chateau 

He's the emperor of diamonds 
Master of the prize
He's got a hold on happiness
And all that money can buy 

Everyday he lives in fascination
This is not an everyday temptation 

It was a diamond as big as the Ritz
What you gonna do with this, tell me
Who's gonna save you when your a slave to
The diamond as big as the Ritz 

A blessing can become a curse
If you keep it to yourself
Your own exaggeration
Is not so good for your health 

It's the prophecy of the unattainable dream
If you take one look behind the shine
It doesn't always gleam 

Everyday he lives in fascination
This is not an everyday temptation 

It way a diamond as big as the Ritz
What you gonna do with this
Who's gonna save you when your a slave to
The diamond as big as the Ritz 

Coal under pressure
Sparkle of treasure
Crystalline measure
Ornamental pleasure
In the corner of your eye
Make a grown man cry
All the seeds you've sown 

Greed can crumble castle walls
Greed can purchase you thrills
Power is a dangerous thing
It can maim it can kill 

It's the prophecy of the unattainable dream
If you take one look behind the shine
It doesn't always gleam 

It was a diamond as big as the Ritz
What you gonna do with this
Who's gonna save you when your a slave to
The diamond as big as the Ritz 

It was a diamond as big as the Ritz
What you gonna do with this, tell me
Who's gonna save you when you're a slave to
The diamond as big as the Ritz

Written by: JAY R. OLIVER, JIMMY BUFFETT, PETER HAGEN MAYER, ROGER GUTH, RUSS KUNKEL

Lyrics © Royalty Network Music Publishing Ltd.

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