A diamond in the rough
A diamond in the rough (English) — A person who is usually, notably of good character but lacks manners (etiquette), education, fashion style, sophistication. The person does not have to have all of the attributes to qualify. It can be any, or all of them.
"A diamond in the rough" in lyrics
down upon the canvas, working meal to meal
waiting for a chance to pick your orange field
up and up, up and up
see a pearl form, a diamond in the rough
see a bird soaring high above the flood
it’s in your blood, it’s in your blood
There's gotta be somebody for me out there
You can't give up, (when you're looking for)
a diamond in the rough (' cause you never know)
When it shows up, (make sure you're holding on)
'Cause it could be the one, the one you're waiting on
You made me insecure
Told me I wasn't good enough
But who are you to judge
When you're a diamond in the rough?
I'm sure you've got some things
You'd like to change about yourself
So I waited but jumped the barricade.
You said you did the same thing at my age.
You show me that I was just a 'diamond in the rough'.
You helped me to grow into the man that I've become.
We've been down,
The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish.
I gotta holler just to be heard.
With every word, I drop knowledge!
I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
tryin’ to reach my goal. My power of speech: unimpeachable.
Only nineteen but my mind is older.
I, done way too much for too many
I rap too much, rep too hard, confuse plenty
How the fuck a bitch this pretty rap that fire
I'm a diamond in the rough and bitches can't top fire
I've been all that, thinking I'm a have to quit playing
I been staying in my lane and I ain't never switched any
You sink with a smile into the panting abyss
and you don't even care
that everything is upside down.
What looks like a diamond in the rough in the middle of the night
turns out to be nothing more than a waitress awaiting.
She's waiting for Mercury to come back home
Although the future is a little bit frightening (a little bit frighting)
It's the book of your life that you're writing (life that you're writing)
Youre a diamond in the rough,
A brilliant ball of clay,
You can be a work of art,
And you obviously chose, to leave me confused
Because everything was good, but then it went bad
I tried to treat you like I should, gave you everything I had, but
It wasn't enough, a diamond in the rough
Wish that I could walk away, cuz this loving is tough, but
I'm the type of man, I can't leave you in the night
You’re my Johnny Depp
My lips are drying up, my insides are freezing up
I can’t look at you, you’re dazzling boy I’m so blind
I’m a diamond in the rough, I’m your bride
I’m going to make you mine, that’s what a queen do
Yeah in the club it’s getting ugly I don’t care
Well only I am a work of art in that I shine
without ever hiding because...
I shine, a diamond in the rough is my brightness
What passion- passion for my brightness!
You take your arms against my shell, it is well-built
Neon lights on the dust, on the ground, on the bus
Dirty road makes that scarf wrap a must
Rolling by scrolling for the future on the app
Data mine my mind like a diamond in the rough
A platform, here's a train of thoughtM.I.A. - Platforms
(*1 En anglais "get the hook" est une expression pour dire "tire toi d'affaire"
mais littéralement ça veut dire "attrape l'hameçon", ce que Maui essaye de faire.)
(*2 J'ai eu du mal à traduire cette phrase car "Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough" est un jeu de mot avec l'expréssion "diamond in the rough" qu'on pourrait dire à quelqu'un qui a un coeur d'or.)Moana (OST) - Bling Bling
Hit or miss, here's what it is you are that someone
a diamond in the rough, the real stuff
Now if goodness are to find,
then luck is a friend of mine, cause I do love you