Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

ŠPaul Simon, released on Graceland, 1986

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(a-wa) O kodwa u 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,

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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,

ta na na

Ta na na na

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,

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[Pause]

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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,

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She was physically forgotten

but 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 Oo oo oo,

As if everybody knows

What I'm talking about,

As if everybody here would know

Exactly what I was talking about,

Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes,

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[Pause]

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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,

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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,

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And I could say Oo oo oo

and 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,

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[Pause]

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People say I'm crazy

I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes yeah,

Well that's one way to lose

These walking blues,

diamonds on the soles of my shoes,

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ta na na na

ta na na na na

ta na na na

ta na na na na

[Repeat]

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