My Brightest Diamond The Robin’s Jar Lyrics

Once we found a robin

In our backyard

It was already dead

But we were so sure

That things weren’t gone too far

So we prayed to God above

That He’d bring it back to us

And we put it in a jar

And waited

and waited

But mama made us bury it

Mama made us bury it

In the backyard

I wished to be just like my best friend

She was the brightest star in the room

Yeah but we didn’t know what we had

With the world pressing in

On her backyard

She fell in backwards

She fell in backwards

With the world pressing in

On her backyard

She fell in backwards

We prayed to God above

That He’d bring her back to us

So we put her in a box

We put her in a box

And waited

For something to happen

But nothing happened

Mama made me bury her

Mama made me bury her

Mama made me bury her

in the backyard