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Rough Gem
Islands Lyrics

The world beat you for something nice
You worked hard, died poor
You mined what you died for
Diamonds, di-di-di-di-di, ah

You can whistle my name
It's the mines in Africa
That are to blame
You can scoop out my brain
Shape it into an ear and then tell me your pain

I've been awake from the first day
Stayed awake, stayed awake
The rabbit was removed under the whole moon
Longer, short road

Dig deep but don't dig too deep
When it's late you'll see the hole is empty and oh so deadly
They want me raw and smooth like glass
They want it fast but they don't want flaws
I'm a girl's best friend
Can you cut, I can cut, 'cause I'm a rough gem

Who lives in those lights in the distance?
Watered down, the rain will help you out
I had a dream, it was all a dream
But it was ruined by the sun shining through me

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Nicholas Shanahan Thorburn

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This is one of my favorite Unicorns songs. (RIP)

AoC Network

great song, the music is GEATLY produced and so melodic true genius talent there

Josh Palmiscno

this is such a fun song! it sure has made studying a little more enjoyable!

Iris Jane

Great song, great band, great video. It's pure psychedelia. "Return To The Sea" is an amazing album, one of the best albums of 2006.

Jonathan Sanchez

Nostalgia hittin HARDD. This was my very first favorited video on youtube.

Katrina Good

I actually adore this song!!


wow. this is one of the best new songs i've heard in months.


Man, this is the feel good hit of the summer~!

Bob McNair

brilliant song, love it


Lovee it <3 it sounds like something from the british invasion. I like how it has a kind of '70s sound to it, not the modern day pop crap. Amazing!

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