DESERT ROSE

DESERT ROSE
Song
Sting
Sting
Sting
A&M Records
Brand New Day
Arabic lyrics by Cheb Mami.From the Album “Brand New Day.”

I dream of rain/I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain/I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire/These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames/Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose/Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower/No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns/This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns/I realise that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain/I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain/I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain/I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes, this rare perfume/Is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain/I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain/I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose/Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower/No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose/This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower, this rare perfume/Is the sweet intoxication of the fall

DESERT ROSE