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5 Songs About Divorce

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Music is what feelings sound like, and for some, those feelings revolve around divorce. Below are a few songs–some surprising, and some not so surprising–that epitomize the famous Hans Christian Andersen quote, “When words fail, music speaks.”

“D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” by Tammy Wynett

Perhaps the most obvious songs about divorce is “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” the 1968 single by Tammy Wynett off of the #1 album of the same name. This tearjerker of a song is the essence of Tammy’s traditional twang. It describes the emotions of a woman’s divorce through a reflection of its effect on her young son, in front of whom the couple spelled out words to protect him. The song was extremely popular, and was quickly covered by Dolly Parton, Dottie West, Duane Allman and the Hour Glass, and Alex Chilton. Wynett herself re-recorded the song in 1973, a version that was used in Brokeback Mountain.
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11 Songs Featuring Diamonds

Have you ever noticed how many songs either mention or are about diamonds in some way? For shiny hunks of carbon, these stones seem to capture the imagination like no other. It doesn’t really work with any other rock. “Graphite is a Girl’s Best Friend” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Neither does “Lucy in the Sky with Schist.” Since we at Diamond Lighthouse aren’t allowed to consume anything that isn’t somehow diamond related*, we love that there are so many songs that predominantly feature these precious gems. Even if they do get things wrong sometimes. (Looking at you, Rihanna.)

*We have to sprinkle crushed diamonds on everything we eat like salt. They keep us locked up overnight in diamond cages. Please, send help. They won’t let us leave.

The Classics

1. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

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