venusian diamond lyrics – carole king

on the thirty-first day of the summer moon
in the marketplace
somebody touched my hand and said
i was a woman of taste
then with a flutter of wings
amid the clutter of things
i saw the venusian diamond through a sea of grace

it said, ‘lay all of your money down
and i will be your own
do it if you can
if you don’t, you better leave it alone’
then there appeared a serpent hanging
like a thunder rope
he said, ‘pull me’–i did
and fell into the wrong end of a telescope
so i began to run
i knew not to where i’d come
i could hear the venusian diamond and it
gave me hope
it said, ‘shatter all your images
and i will be your own
do it if you can
if you don’t, you better leave it alone’
selves
selfish
selfless
self

/ carole king lyrics