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One Diamond, One Heart

"We tried it as an acoustic song, but it sounded like a nice but unremarkable kind of K-Rock ballad. So we started throwing stuff at the wall to find some energy.

"I really liked the track, but I think at one point it was very keyboard-heavy, and it was only going so far in my mind, so I went to Nicole and said, 'You've really got to pull a rabbit out of the hat. You've got to make something happen.' She sat down, and in two hours' time she wrote the bass part. That, to me, was the turning point.

"In terms of unexplored territory for me as a writer, someone like Nicole can bring this different melodicism and approach where you can play something simple, and you don't have to rely on strings or guitars to get it past. You've got another voiced instrument. If you played her lines on a piano, they'd be very beautiful, but there's something about a stringed instrument -- an expressiveness.

"That's why it's such a good band record, because it's not just me creating the majority of the picture. It's a wider set of influences, a wider palette." -BC, MusicRadar interview, 2012/06/13

 

Lyrics

I'm not here to hold your hand
I'm just here to understand
If you're feeling low I can help
I'm always on your side
Forever near your light
I'm always on your side
However you must fight
Within your darkest night
I'm always on your side

Lovers as lonely as lanterns lost
Show me faith's real cost
I'm always on your side
Forever near your light
I'm always on your side
Wherever you must fight
Within your darkest night

I'm always on your side
They won't rush you from me
'Cause here I'll always be
I'm always on your side
Forever near your light

I'm not here to hold you down
I'm just here to love you when
Your stars align and you let me and your heart win
I'm always on your side
Forever near your light
I'm always on your side

Lover, teach me sweet command
Show me where I land
I'm always on your side

I'm always on your side
Forever near your light
I'm always on your side
However you must fight
Within your darkest night
I'm always on your side
With evidence of trust
And eminence of love
I'm always on your side
Capitulate and fade
Resurrect and break
I'm always on your side
Forever in your light

I'm always on your side
Lover, light the way

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

Four Winds Chime

  Availability

Oceania   (buy [amazon.com])
Oceania 3D in NYC   (buy [amazon.com])

 

Notes

Listed as 'Four Winds Chime' by @Billy on 2011/06/01 as a possible Oceania track. Subsequent tweet noted that "all titles are subject to change." Listed as "One Diamond, One Heart" in Billy's "final" Oceania setlist tweets on 2011/09/23.



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