Last Desert Rose

Paramount Group Demo – Written by Laura Botsford

Last Desert Rose

Country futuristic ballade of two lovers who return to the old west

lyrics

Last Desert Rose
Laura Botsford c all rights reserved
(Library of Congress) Kitchen Tapes PAu000727463 1985)
Talk intro:

 Imagine with me a time, centuries from now when all of people live in huge domes, cold and sterile. Outside in the wilderness once was is a barren desert. The mountains still stand but no one ever visits them anymore. Except for this one man, cos you see one day when he was in the old part of the town he came across this old book when the west was wild open and free and cowboys sang underneath a desert moon. So he went out in search of this great wonderland in search of his own desert rose.

Verse 1 (Male)

Am I just one man alone and left behind? Where is the sight of my own common mind?
Am I a lost hero or something like that? I don’t really know I just got to get back
Somewhere there’s a desert with a single cactus rose
It alone knows why I suppose, Oh maybe it’s calling me, maybe she’s hurting too
Maybe she’ll be waiting after this day is through.

Chorus ( my original version just had the guy singing this)

Take me down to the river; take me down to the stream,
Lead me on out of this lonesome dream
My heart is field of woe and pain
Dusty sand storms and hot falling rain

Verse 2 (female) talk lead intro to song verse

Well coming from another direction there was a woman looking for the very same thing. She headed out on her horse to the desert.
does one get the feeling they just have to roam? Bridle in hand, the moon in my face, cold biscuits wrapped up in pieces of lace.

Why does one give up comfort, why does one give up a home? Why
Talk in short instrumental towards the end (Now as they went traveling down the road somewhere their souls came together and their hearts found each other beneath a desert full moon.)

Verse 3 (Male and female sing together)

I’ve got no business back in steel town. I’ve got no business traveling no man’s ground
But there’s a light in the stars that I‘ve never seen
Like something I should remember, like something I dreamed.

Final Chorus (Male and female sing together)

Take me down to the river; take me down to the stream,
Lead me on out of this lonesome dream
My heart is field of wilds and pain
Dusty sand storms and hot falling rain
(Tag) Dusty sand storms and hot, falling, rain.

credits

released 07 August 2014
Cover art by Mike Massengale – Cowboy Romance
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