Diamonds And Pearls

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About Diamonds And Pearls

"Diamonds and Pearls" is the title track to Prince and The New Power Generation's 1991 hit album. The song is an upbeat ballad, given a rock edge with guitar and heavy drumming. The song also features the vocals of NPG member Rosie Gaines. The ballad is an expression of love and not lust, as is the theme on some of the other singles from the album. The song was a top 10 hit, reaching number 3 in the US and the top spot on the R&B chart. The infamous pearls in the music video come from Connie Parente, a Los Angeles jewelry collector and designer. The B-side is a mix of excerpts of other Diamonds and Pearls tracks, which serves to promote the album. There was no extended version of the song released. The UK B-side included some of the mixes on the "Cream" maxi single. The repeated lyric "If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl?" echoes the lyrics "I'll buy you diamonds and pearls only if you're good girl" from Prince's 1982 song, "International Lover". Rapper Lil Wayne sampled the song on his mixtape Da Drought, with the term "Diamonds & Girls". 


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1991
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This will be the day
That you will hear me say
That I will never run away

I am here for you
Love is meant for two
Now tell me what you're gonna do

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
But all I can do is just offer you my love

Which one of us is right
If we always fight
Why can't we just let love decide (let love decide)

Am I the weaker man
Because I understand
That love must be the master plan (love is the master plan)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
All I can do is just offer you my love

D to the I to the A to the M
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love
D to the I to the A to the M (to the M)
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love

There will come a time (there will come a time)
When love will blow your mind (blow your mind)
And everything you'll look for you'll find (take a look inside)

That will be the time (that will be the time)
That everything will shine (forever)
So bright it makes you colorblind (you will be color blind)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
All I can do is just offer you my love

If I gave you diamonds and pearls (pearls)
Would you be a happy boy or a girl (yeah yeah)
If I could I would give you the world (give you the world)
All I can do is just offer you my love (all I can do)

If I gave you diamonds and pearls (diamonds)
Would you be, would you, would you 
(Would ya, would ya, would ya be happy little baby)
If I could I would give you the world

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Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States), known by his mononym Prince, is an US- American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He has written several hundred songs and produces and records his own music for his own music label. Prince has a wide vocal range and is known for his flamboyant stage presence and costumes. His releases have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible. Rolling Stone has ranked Prince No. 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. … more »

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Written by: PRINCE ROGERS NELSON

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