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Thanks to Uncle Phil for the fun banjo part. I like the melodica too. Oldest song on the record. Started it at a songwriting retreat in Nashvegas a long time ago.

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Gathering Diamonds

What if I made a lot of money?
Only to find I can't take it with me when I go.
What I built a house to live in,
only to find, this world is not my home...

Looking for the answers...

What if searched for buried treasure
Only to find all that glitters is not gold
What if I lived by youth and beauty
Only to find it doesn't matter when I grow old...

looking for the answers...
Am I asking the right questions

Gathering diamonds
On a desert island
Just in case
I might be saved...

What set myself to study
Only to find the more I learn, the less I know
What if find some one to love me
Only to find, we live this life on our own

looking for the answers...
Am I asking the right questions

Gathering diamonds
On a desert island
Just in case
I might be saved...

Now I've got diamonds in my pockets
I've got diamonds in my shoes
I don't have time for rescue rockets
There's too much mining left to do... or am I

Gathering diamonds
On a desert island
Just in case
I might be saved...

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from gypsy heart, released October 15, 2003

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shacklett Arkansas

singer-songwriter-musician formerly known as “Derek Shacklett”, formerly regularly known as “shack”, currently known as “Mr. Shacklett” and currently known as varrying terms of affection and/or frustration by his wife that you don’t need to know anyway, and most favorably responsive to “Daddy”. (But only 2 beautiful girls can call me that, and you’re not either of them!) It's thoughtful-pop. ... more

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