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White Diamond
X
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album X (Australasian edition)
Released 2007
Genre Pop
Length 3:03
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jake Shears
  • Babydaddy

"White Diamond" is a song off Kylie's tenth studio album X (2007); it appeared as a bonus track on the Australian and New Zealand iTunes editions.

Background and composition

"White Diamond" was recorded during the sessions for Kylie's tenth studio album X; it did not appear on the final track listing of the album but was included on the Australian and New Zealand editions of the album as a bonus track.

The song is a down-tempo ballad, featuring piano and string accompaniment; "White Diamond" runs for three minutes and three seconds and is set at a tempo of 128 beats per minute, in the key of C minor; the uptempo version of the song is written in the key of Ab major. "White Diamond" was written by Kylie, Jake Shears and Babydaddy, whilst production was handled by the latter two

Release

"White Diamond" made premier on the Homecoming tour in 2006, where an uptempo dance version of the song was performed; it was suspected that the song would be released on X, but it never came to fruition; instead, the ballad version of the song was released as a bonus track on the Australasian editions of the album.

Live performances

The song was first performed on the Homecoming tour, replacing "Giving You Up" as the third song of the show; the show was revamped after Kylie's cancer diagnosis to accommodate her condition, and "White Diamond" was one of the new songs added to the set list. The song was then performed as its ballad version on For You, For Me in 2009, Kylie's first tour in North America; it came after an interlude dubbed the "White Diamond Theme", which incorporated various quotes from actresses and films.

Lyrics

I know that it's getting too much baby
But you don't need the words to say
Sometimes you feel you're at the end of the line
But tonight it's going to fade away
You're looking out from the darkness
Feeling so alone and you need a flare
Well I got the light that's going to treat you right
And illuminate what's already there

Understand, I will be there for you
Understand, I'm a diamond for you
A white diamond for you

And just like a burning radio
I'm on to you (your spell I'm under)
In the silver shadows I will radiate
And glow for you
What you see and what it seems
Are nothing more than dreams within a dream
Like a pure white diamond
I'll shine on and on and on and on and on

Where I'm going to take you now
Every tear will look out of place
Well I thought about but it took until now to crystallize it into a phrase

Understand, I will be there for you
Understand, I'm a diamond for you
A white diamond for you

And just like a burning radio
I'm on to you (you're spell I'm under)
In the silver shadows I will radiate
And glow for you
What you see and what it seems
Are nothing more than dreams within a dream
Like a pure white diamond
I'll shine on and on and on and on and on

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