Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Paul Simon Lyrics


(A-wa) o kodwa you zo-nge li-sa namhlange
(A-wa a-wa) si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
(A-wa a-wa) amanto mbazane ayeza
She's a rich girl
She don't try to hide it
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

He's a poor boy
Empty as a pocket
Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose
Sing ta na na
Ta na na na

She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

People say she's crazy
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Well that's one way to lose these
Walking blues
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

She was physically forgotten
Then she slipped into my pocket
With my car keys
She said you've taken me for granted
Because I please you
Wearing these diamonds

And I could say ooh ooh ooh
As if everybody knows
What I'm talking about
As if everybody would know
Exactly what I was talking about
Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes

She makes the sign of a teaspoon
He makes the sign of a wave
The poor boy changes clothes
And puts on after-shave
To compensate for his ordinary shoes

And she said honey take me dancing
But they ended up by sleeping
In a doorway
By the bodegas and the lights on
Upper Broadway
Wearing diamonds on the soles of their shoes

And I could say ooh ooh ooh
As if everybody here would know
What I was talking about
I mean everybody here would know exactly
What I was talking about
Talking about diamonds

People say I'm crazy
I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes
Well that's one way to lose
These walking blues
Diamonds on the soles of our shoes

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Paul Simon, Joseph Shabalala, Dp

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Comments from YouTube:

Leapold Stotch

This album was every car journey as a kid , thanks Dad

Nick T.

Me too. Was it late ‘80s’ish? When I was 8yo and at home by myself, I used to play this nonstop.

Ferdinand Klein

Wow. Yes. Thanks dads

otiato Charles

q1

phyl Livingston

Hahahaha same here 😂

Emilie B

You were lucky.

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Shaunese S.

I remember hearing Graceland at the age of 14. My mom would play that album all of the time. As a african american at that age I was so taken by his respectful incorporation of african tongues into his songs. My mom would play music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo so when I heard them on this album I developed such a profound respect for Paul Simon, as an Artist and his ability to tell a story within the song. I lost my MIND when I saw him in concert one summer in Columbia Maryland (can't remember the year). I play Paul Simon any time my soul needs to rest from aggravation, while painting, or just to be in a sublime mood. Thank you Mr. Simon.

Sandy Jones

Thank you for sharing that, especially the part at the end about listening to it when your soul needs rest from aggravation. I'm holding onto that as advice! 😄👍

Jill King

That had to be quite a concert. So jealous!

Cassondra Perry

A record I NEED to get.

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