Music Friday: Matt Palmer Promises to Let You Shine in 2010’s ‘Diamond Love’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, singer-songwriter Matt Palmer tries to convince the girl of his dreams to jettison her current boyfriend because he is taking her for granted in the 2010 release, “Diamond Love.” The Los Angeles-based pop/R&B artist tells her she’s a diamond in the rough and that he will let her shine.

The chorus goes like this: “You’re one of a kind / You take a lifetime, a lifetime to find / You’re a diamond in the rough / Baby you should be mine / And I’ll let you shine / You’re my diamond lover.”

To Palmer, the term “diamond lover” represents a girlfriend who is perfect in every way.

Later in the song, he compliments the young woman by comparing her to “the perfect sapphire” and “the most beautiful ring.” He also says she’s like “silver and gold.”

Penned by Palmer, “Diamond Love” was released as the first track from his Let Go album.

Palmer was born in Atlanta and started writing songs at the age of 14. As a teenager, the young performer released a 14-track disc, which helped him get into New York University’s highly competitive Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. In August 2008, the artist won SongwriterUniverse.com’s Song of the Month contest.

“I grew up loving Mariah Carey, Babyface, Michael and Janet Jackson, and I’m currently really inspired by Years & Years, MNEK and Disclosure,” Palmer recently told The Huffington Post. He went on to describe his music as “very melodic and vocal-driven pop, with an R&B influence.”

Please check out Matt Palmer’s audio track of “Diamond Love.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“Diamond Love”
Written and performed by Matt Palmer.

How long has it been
Since he started taking you for granted
It’s gotta be a sin
And nobody wins
I can’t believe I let him have it
Girl you must not know, oh
How far you could go, oh
Without him riding on your coat
You should shake him off
Tell him to get lost
It’s ’bout time you know

2X
You’re one of a kind
You take a lifetime, a lifetime to find
You’re a diamond in the rough
Baby you should be mine
And I’ll let you shine
You’re my diamond lover

The best that I’ve seen
Straight out of my dreams
The perfect sapphire
A piece saved for me
The most beautiful ring
With me girl you can fly
Girl you must not know, oh
How far you could go, oh
Without him riding on your coat
You should shake him off
Tell him to get lost
It’s ’bout time you know

3X
You’re one of a kind
You take a lifetime, a lifetime to find
You’re a diamond in the rough
Baby you should be mine
And I’ll let you shine
You’re my diamond lover

And if you could see my love
All the things we could be my love
We could walk out across the ocean
Part the seas my love
And if you could know my love
You’re like silver and gold my love
When I’m with you girl I lose all control, my love

3X
You’re one of a kind
You take a lifetime a lifetime to find
You’re a diamond in the rough
Baby you should be mine
And I’ll let you shine
You’re my diamond lover

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.

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