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Charley Pride – Crystal Chandeliers lyrics

Oh the crystal chandeliers light up the paintings on your wall
The marble statuettes are standing stately in the hall
But will the timely crowd that has you laughing loud help you dry your tears
When the new wears off of your crystal chandeliers

I never did fit in too well with the folks you knew
And it's plain to see that the likes of me don't fit with you
So you traded me for the gaiety of the well to do
And you turned away from the love I offered you
Oh the crystal chandeliers...

I see your picture in the news most every day
You're the chosen girl of the social world so the stories say
But a paper smile only lasts a while then it fades away
And the love we knew will come home to you some day
Oh the crystal chandeliers...
When the new wears off of your crystal chandeliers

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    He's from the other side of the tracks. She lives in a 'mansion" complete with paintings and statues, other beautiful decorations and ornaments including "crystal chandeliers". At some point they went together but she apparently decided he just didn't fit in with her high society family and friends. She dumps him! He sees her constantly in the papers who cover her comings and goings extensively as she is considered a catch. He says those pictures of her will fade away as will her beauty some day just as the glitter of her crystal chandeliers and she will remember the real love he had for her which can never be again!
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