Song Lyrics

This edit of the song has not yet been released. Lyrics provided below are based on the version appearing on “Madison Square Garden 09-28-1997“ released by Wolfgang’s Vault, and the final version appearing on The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Edition is expected to be a different edit, but based on the same starting material.

This is God’s country

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 calls to me

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

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

She is liberty
She comes to rescue me
Hope, faith, her vanity, yeah
With the greatest gift of gold

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

(Pump it up, Edge)

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

Oh…
Oh…