Desert Rose    (midi)  

 

   Am - G - F - Dm - E      - Am

1.                                                 I dream of rain, elay elay,   

G                                                      F

    I dream of gardens in the desert sand,

                                                                 

    I wake in pain, elay elay,      

Dm                             E                                Am

    I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

    I dream of fire, elay elay,      

G                                                                              F

    those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire,

    and in the flames, elay elay,     

Dm                                        E                          Am

    her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire.

2. This desert rose, elay elay,      

G                                                          - F

    each of her veils, a secret promise,

    this desert flower, elay elay,   

Dm                                     E                                 Am

    no sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this.

    And as she turns, elay elay,   

G                                                                      F

    this way she moves in the logic of all my dreams,

    this fire burns, elay elay,   

Dm                     E                   Am

    I realize that nothing's as it seems.

3. I dream of rain, elay elay,              

G                                                       F

    I dream of gardens in the desert sand,

    I wake in pain, elay elay,          

Dm                             E                                Am

    I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

    I dream of rain, elay elay,              

G                                                  F

    I lift my gaze to empty skies above,

    I close my eyes, elay elay,       

                   Dm                                     E                  Am      ~ ~

    this rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love.

3. I dream of rain, elay elay,

G                                                       F

    I dream of gardens in the desert sand,

    I wake in pain, elay elay,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dm                             E                                Am

    I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

    Sweet desert rose, elay elay,

G                                                         - F

    each of her veils, a secret promise,

    this desert flower, elay elay,

Dm                                     E                                 Am

    no sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this.

4. Sweet desert rose, elay elay,

G                                                         - F

    this memory of Eden haunts us all,

    this desert flower, elay elay,

                   Dm                                      E                 Am

    this rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall....

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)   (Sting)