Diamonds And Rust

“It started off as a song about Vietnam veterans. Then I threw all that out and wrote it as a love song. I told Dylan that it was written for my ex-husband David. Interviewer (Zollo): But that was Bob’s [Dylan – Ed] song, right? Baez: No, I wrote it. Let’s move on.”Joan Baez (207)
“The really, really good stuff comes from down deep and that was how strongly I was affected by Bob [Dylan – Ed] in the relationship and everything. It’d be stupid to pretend otherwise. If the only thing to come out of that relationship was the best song [Diamonds and Rust – Ed] of my life…”Joan Baez (1052)