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Desert Of Our Love Lyrics

Found On:

The Joshua Tree (1987)

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"Desert Of Our Love"

"'Desert Of Our Love,' aka 'Weather Girls,' which ultimately became 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' was the first breakthrough of the record. A mix of reggae and gospel rhythms, it was never going to be an ordinary song. This is its earliest incarnation still showing its traditional roots. I played piano for the backing track. We held onto the drums, and maybe the bass, but everything else got replaced." - The Edge, The Joshua Tree 2007

Disclaimer: When the band are trying to write new songs, Bono will sometimes sing in a nonsense language known as Bongolese. Sometimes it's actual words, sometimes it's just noises and sounds, but it almost never makes much sense. He does this to try and get a verbal feel for the music before writing the actual lyrics. This song, which eventually became Under the Weather Girls which eventually became I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, is pretty much entirely Bongolese. Therefore, what follows could be completely wrong. It doesn't make much sense, which is promising. Just so you know.

Hand of gold in the hot day
In the door and out then
The devil in the night
I feel love's alright

Going in the cold and going in the same
Born in the love with the light again
I believe in the love
I'm up again, alright

Come there, the darkest love then
All alone in the darkest night
I'm in real love
I feel love in the song

One more verse

Meet me in the door with the desert
In the morning I am
In there in the door, in the
Feeling in the stars and the love

All the love and all in the day
Feeling in my power in my love
Say it's in all the day, all the day
Gonna be in the garden in the sky
Oh yeah

And the desert of our love
And the desert of our love
And the feeling in the sand
When the poor man then

Go in the door, door feel me
Go inside, kneel down
I feel love in the song


Feel in the love, I love ya
Go in the soul
Bird in the sky, bird in the rain
Going the field in my heart
In my sight, believe me
Bird in the song

Bass and drums

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