Harder Than Diamonds (We Were Given)

by Spring Owls

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"Harder Than Diamonds" is kinda dreamy and meshes a bird's-eye view perspective with a more personal one. While there's a story about meeting a stranger and the joyous moments that bring about the biggest of smiles and hardest of laughs, the chorus zooms out--hinting at common truths about life itself, often easier seen from a bird's-eye view.

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LYRICS
Shared a secret with a stranger
as she cashed out my bill
blushing in her apron
laughing harder than diamonds.

Found a wash in Harlem
from the hands of the children –
braided hair and barefoot
laughing harder than diamonds.

We were giving the time of our lives.
We were giving the soul and the song.
We were giving the time of our lives.
We were given the right and the wrong.

Caught a moment in the grass
where the lovers were rooted,
exchanging dimpled glances,
laughing harder than diamonds.

We were giving the time of our lives.
We were giving the soul and the song.
We were giving the time of our lives.
We were given the right and the wrong.

Traded time for stories
where the creek was golden.
Poked your thigh of sunburn,
laughing harder than diamonds.

We were giving the time of our lives.
We were giving the soul and the song.
We were giving the time of our lives.
We were given the right and the wrong.

credits

released September 1, 2020
CREDITS
Music & Lyrics: Jesse Lacy
Produced by Anthony J. Resta & Jesse Lacy
Mixing Engineer: Karyadi Sutedja
Mastering Engineer: Brian Lucey (Magic Garden Mastering)
Recording Engineer: Rich Morpurgo (Midwest Audio) & Karyadi Sutedja (Bopnique Studios)

Vocals: Jesse Lacy
Acoustic/Electric Guitar: Jesse Lacy
Lead Electric Guitar: Anthony J. Resta
Upright Bass: Sam Loeck
Keyboard: Wade Van Orman
Drums: Dane Clark
Aux Percussion/Production: Anthony J. Resta

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Spring Owls Los Angeles, California

Spring Owls is the stage and recording name of American songwriter Jesse Lacy uses to share his down-to-earth and reflective indie folk. His slice of life and distinctly visual approach to songwriting, combined with gently polished vocals, gives his music an undeniable relatability.

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