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"The French are glad to die for love,
They delight in fighting duels,
But I prefer a man who lives and gives
Expensive jewels.

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
A kiss may be grand... but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat
Or help you at the automat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

... Tiffany's!
... Cartier!
Black star Frost Gorham
Talk to me Harry Winston tell me all about it!
There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
There may come a time when a hard boiled employer thinks you're awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice
He's your guy when stocks are high but beware when they start to descend
It's then that those louses go back to their spouses
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

I've heard of affairs that are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
And I think affairs that you must keep liaisonic are better bets
If little pets get big baguettes,
Time rolls on and youth is gone and you can't straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees you stand straight at... Tiffany's...

Diamonds... diamonds... I don't mean rhinestones... but diamonds... are a girls best... best friend"

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  • U
    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 3:29 am
    Diamonds can win a girls heart! Let's say you meet a girl, but you can't expect to win her heart unless you provide what she truly wants, a gift. And what is it? A diamond!
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Because diamonds are a girls best friend
    Man can leave u, decieve u, forget u, cause u pain
    But diamonds are forever here wiz u to love and wear
    She sayin that she doesnt need men, just a couple of diamonds to love and wear
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    Every girl is as precious as a diamond. A pure, clean, beautiful gem. A fine diamond is hard to find, so don't let go of your best friend ladies!! ;)
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Realy good i won a talent show off of it! :) i think it has good tast and it has a good ryethym. People that know the song when they think of marelyn the think of this song!
  • old_soul916
    old_soul916Jul 3, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    Pure classic! When you think of Marilyn Monroe, this is usually the first song that pops into your head. Very catchy rhythm.

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