Romm Diamonds Blog
June 14th, 2013
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we feature one of the finest rock guitarists the world has ever known. It’s Eric Clapton performing “Diamonds Made From Rain,” with backing vocals provided by Sheryl Crow.

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Using both diamond and pearl metaphors, Clapton sings about emotional redemption and his path to personal enlightenment in this bluesy track from his self-titled 2010 studio album.

Clapton sings, “Like diamonds made of rain, you can find joy inside the pain.”

Later he adds, “Everything that I've endured, for the wisdom of a pearl, I wouldn't change a thing. You can make diamonds from the rain.”

Interestingly, Clapton invited his former love interest, Crow, to collaborate on “Diamonds Made From Rain.” The pair apparently had a brief relationship in the late 1990s and it is rumored that her song, “My Favorite Mistake,” is about him.

A recipient of 17 Grammy Awards and the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a solo artist, with the Yardbirds and with Cream), Clapton is ranked second on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

The 68-year-old Clapton has sold more than 129 million albums during his 50 years as a performing artist.

We invite you to enjoy the video at the end of this post. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Diamonds Made From Rain”
Written by Doyle Bramhall II, Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley. Performed by Eric Clapton, with Sheryl Crow.

The moment's come and gone
Every memory leaves a trace
All that I've come to know
In the lines upon my face

Every storm that I have turned
Each forgiveness I have earned
Every shame that's taught me grace
From you I have learned

No love is lost
No love is lost

That everything is shown to me
I let it wash over me
Like diamonds made of rain
You can find joy inside the pain

Everything that I've endured
For the wisdom of a pearl
I wouldn't change a thing
You can make diamonds from the rain

Every mile of this road
Every chord that's struck my soul
You are the melody
That will soothe me 'til I'm old

If the promises are kept
I'll waive all of my regrets
I can say I've overcome
With you, my heart is open

No love was lost
No love was lost

That everything is shown to me
I let it wash over me
Like diamonds made of rain
You can find joy inside the pain

Everything that I've endured
For the wisdom of a pearl
I wouldn't change a thing
You can make diamonds from the rain