Song Lyrics

Welcome to side two of The Joshua Tree

Desert sky
Dream beneath a desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight

Desert rose
Dreamed I saw a desert rose
Her dress torn in ribbons and in bows
Like a siren she called to me

Sleep comes like a drug
In God’s country
Sad eyes, crooked crosses
In God’s country

Set me alight
We’ll punch a hole right through the night
Everyday the dreamers die
To see what’s on the other side

And she is liberty
She comes to rescue me
Hope, faith, her vanity
She thinks the only gift is gold

Sleep comes like a drug
In God’s country
Sad eyes, crooked crosses
In God’s country

Naked flame
She stands with a naked flame
I stand with the sons of Cain
Burned by the fire of love
Burned by the fire of love

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