all the diamonds in the world lyrics – bruce cockburn

all the diamonds in this world
that mean anything to me
are conjured up by wind and sunlight
sparkling on the sea

i ran aground in a harbour town
lost the taste for being free
thank god he sent some gull-chased ship
to carry me to sea

two thousand years and half a world away
dying trees still grow greener when you pray

silver scales flash bright and fade
in reeds along the sh*r*
like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
his ship comes shining
like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
his ship comes shining.

/ bruce cockburn lyrics