Diamonds in My Pocket (ft. Bobby Young)

from From the Sea by Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics

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lyrics

Will things be different / will they stay the same
Am I gonna be famous / or do I even believe in fame

If you could go way back then / (to) when it wasn’t all just a dream
Not just make believe / our future reality

Gonna do things my way / gonna play by my rules
And if you could see my face / you’d know I believe it, too

Maybe I’ll even be a millionaire
Yeah I’ll have diamonds in my pocket
I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna do big things / gonna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna get somewhere / we’re gonna reach the stars

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna see new things / wanna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna get somewhere / wanna be a star

Things are gonna be different / never stay the same
And if I have it my way / everybody’s gonna know my name

Come back then with me / to when it wasn’t just a dream
Not just make believe / our future reality

Now we’re doing it my way / now we’re playing by my rules
If you could see what I see / I know you’d be smiling too

Maybe I’ll even be a millionaire
Yeah I’ll have diamonds in my pocket
I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket, diamonds in my pocket (yeah)

You know it’s hard out here for people doing the right,
some people worse than me, they be starving like every night,
stars their only light, they never had electricity,
so I thank God for every single blessing He’s given me,
but I can’t help it ya’ll, maybe I’m selfish,
I find myself drawn to the power that wealth gives,
and I ain’t alone, my people in the struggle know,
we want a piece of the pie but first we gotta get the dough,
it’s a process, a sequence, improbable quest,
I want a hip-hop monopoly, community chest,
maybe then and only then I’ll be relieved of the stress,
that comes with holes in ya pockets, man nickels get missed,
lost pennies are felt, money’s the root of all evil, I do bad by myself

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna do big things / gonna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna get somewhere / we’re gonna reach the stars

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna see new things / wanna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna get somewhere / wanna be a star

Now things are different / still it’s all the same
But I know we’re getting somewhere / no we ain’t chasing fame

Stay right here with me / and I’ll show you what I’ve seen
Not just make believe / this is reality

I know life is in the little things / and we’ve already come so far
Now we’re playing on the same team / yeah our names are written in the stars

I don’t need to be a millionaire
Cause I’ve got diamonds in my pocket
I’m walking with diamonds in my pocket

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna do big things / gonna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
We’re gonna get somewhere / we’re gonna reach the stars

(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna see new things / wanna go real far
(I’ll be walking with diamonds in my pocket)
Wanna get somewhere / wanna be a star
(x2)
Over 2nd time:
(Now things are different)
(And we’ve come so far)
(Now I believe what I’ve seen)
(It’s written in the stars)

credits

from From the Sea, released November 16, 2018
Bobby Young (vocals)
Matt Wilkolak (trumpet)

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Michal Menert Denver, Colorado

With 'From the Sea', Gualala, California based artist and producer Michal Menert and his band the Pretty Fantastics have crafted a musical salve for those suffering from the relentless stream of contemporary reality. The record churns at the intersection of jazz, hip hop, and electronic music; following its own internal rhythm, it ebbs and flows between crystalline clarity and swirling opacity. ... more

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