Sting — Desert Rose
Album: Brand New Day
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6.7

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Total ratings: 1930








Released: 1999
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams that tie two hearts that will never die
And near the flames
The shadows play in the shape of the man's desire

This desert rose
Whose shadow bears the secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume that would torture you more than this

And now she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
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
The rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of love

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

Sweet desert rose
Whose shadow bears the secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume that would torture you more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of hidden hearts and souls
This desert flower
This rare perfurme is the sweet intoxication of love
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 Webfoot wrote:
Cheb Mami:  {#Ass}

 
i love this song because of cheb. if you've seen the movie all this time, as news arrived of 9/11 the agonizing decisions that needed to be made before anyone formed any opinions - just WTF are we going to do?  

liked the song ever since.
Cheb Mami:  {#Ass}
{#Cheers} liked it then like it now / been awhile thanks bill
 toomanyollys wrote:

"She" is this gentleman... {#Tongue-out}

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheb_Mami

I hope this doesn't affect your goose pimples!


{#Lol}  If I had a dime for every time I've heard that phrase...
Every time I hear this song I remember our trip across Tunisian desert 10 years ago. We've been driving and listening to this song. Piercing vocal of Cheb Mami, boundless space ... perfect harmony! 
Not a Sting fan mostly... but I do have a big soft spot for this track. Thanks!
 fredriley wrote:

That's understandable - Sting is an awful pseudy ponce these days. However, I really like this number because of the woman (who she?) whose voice gives me goose pimples, and the mix of rock and Middle Eastern music. 9 from the swaying mesmerised Nottingham jury.

 
"She" is this gentleman... {#Tongue-out}

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheb_Mami

I hope this doesn't affect your goose pimples!
 h8rhater wrote:

The mirror might be the place to look for the self-important. {#Ask}

 
Caught a nerve there, did I Dearie? Oh no matter, I am sure Sting loves you too! {#Think}
 VH1 wrote:
{#Stop} Enough! I cant stand this self-impotant tantra guru!

 
That's understandable - Sting is an awful pseudy ponce these days. However, I really like this number because of the woman (who she?) whose voice gives me goose pimples, and the mix of rock and Middle Eastern music. 9 from the swaying mesmerised Nottingham jury.
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Sting's music/style never appealed much to me - but for some reason, this track works for me.

 
Same here. He's getting out of the mainstream and it works for me like when other talented musicians try it. Think Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Ry Cooder, David Byrne
 VH1 wrote:
{#Stop} Enough! I cant stand this self-impotant tantra guru!

 
The mirror might be the place to look for the self-important. {#Ask}
{#Stop} Enough! I cant stand this self-impotant tantra guru! And whats with the stupid yodeling? Geez! Give me Tamikrest any time!
beautiful...the king of rp. 
The matter of fact he don't mind when the  desert rose thorns gets in the way.
Not bad. What's next Rock the Casbah by The Clash?
I can't decide if this a rocking groove, or a overly repetitive forcing of a weak hook
It's actually not awful 
But Sting ... .
The jerk in him gets in the way 😃 
along with many RP users 

Athyrius wrote:
Sting sends his regards.

Haters.

 


Sting sends his regards.

Haters.
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Sting's music/style never appealed much to me - but for some reason, this track works for me.

 
Interesting — I was just thinking the inverse of that.