Crystal Man

The title of this song came from two sources: 1) my work with x-ray diffraction on crystals in graduate school (the melody brought back such memories!) and 2) the lyric I heard in my head: “I’m the Crystal Man, look what I hold in my hand.” I could not shake it, that had to be the name. As I listened I heard a diamond miner’s story being told.


The ruthless rule a cruel cartel
Just another day in hell…

partial verse lyric:
I work dusk ’til dawn
in a hellish hole
an impoverished land
I am the Crystal Man
Look what I hold in my hand…

song art

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