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Riff: Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Nov 19, 2012

At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays/I saw the life inside your eyes

from Diamonds lyrics by Rihanna

After a brace of euphoric ‘hands in the air’ lead singles, few were expecting a melancholic ‘lighters in the air’ ballad to kick off the Unapologetic campaign. Not as instant as her familiar rave-ups, but it’s refreshing to hear some optimism on love given the troubled nature of what later follows.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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