Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

 

In the film/musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , Marilyn Monroe sings:    “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”

The French are glad to die for love
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental 
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won’t pay the rental
On your humble flat or help you at the automat


Men grow cold as girls grow old
We all lose our charm in the end
But square cut or pear shape
These rocks don’t lose their shape

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Yeah diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Let’s rock

There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
There may come a time when a hardboiled employer 
 
Thinks you’re awful nice, but get that ice or else no dice  

He’s your guy when stocks are high

But beware when they start to descend
It’s then that
those louses go back to their spouses  
And diamonds are a girl’s best friend

I’ve heard of affairs
That are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend

And I think affairs
That you must keep liaisonic
Are better bets if little pets get big baggettes

Time rolls on
And youth is gone
And you can’t straighten up when you bend 

But stiff back rigido
Or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany’s

Diamonds! Diamonds! I don’t mean rhinestones!

 

It seems an assertion of female independence: women choose reliable diamonds over unreliable men.

 

 

 

 

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