Diamonds To Coal

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lyrics

Diamonds to Coal. 

My grandfather was weak.
He was frail like a tree, 400 years old but still standing.
As my grandmother watched her beloved unfold 
She held her head high kept him warm in the cold. 

By the fire they watched each others eyes glare,
With the love of a home and the strength of a bear.
But then one day it stopped, the looks with eyes shut, 
her husband was gone and she couldn't stand up.

Like all we suspected, she was crushed and dejected
from life and all well being and her heart was not whole.

When your heart is not whole you can't live like you're full, 
your eyes change from diamonds to coal. 
When you've fallen too far from all that you are,
you get stuck in a forest filled with tar. 

My brother was fine, he had a wise mind,
faced all of his challenges and finished in time.
But he was faulted like others, as all who had brothers,
had a rage in his heart when his plans fell under.

He took it out on his loved ones, his mother was the one 
who would take all the blame and attacks from her sons.
Although she didn't deserve it, worked so hard for her four kids,
I hope she knows she was loved more than a little bit. 

They both knew the truth, but it needed some proof.
Their bond needed strength and their strength needed roots.

When your heart is not whole you can't live like you're full, 
your eyes change from diamonds to coal. 
When you've fallen too far from all that you are,
you get stuck in a forest filled with tar.

credits

from While Off Adventuring, released June 10, 2015
Written - I Am The Mountain
Mixed & Produced - Zach Shultz at Rare Bird Recorders
Mastered - Brock McFarlane at CPS studios

Special Thanks to Veaon Lin for his precise and mature violin playing throughout this song.

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