The night was ablaze
With the light of a thousand memories
Your eyes were on fire
With the light of a million stars
The clouds went sailing past the moon
Like silver-winged flamingoes
And then he kissed you
Goodnight.

The eyes of your desert prince
Had held you spellbound
You could feel the full heat of the sun
Across his back
He dragged you to his Bedouin tent
This rapid Valentino
And then he kissed you
Goodnight.

You had tasted the fruits
Of his privately owned oasis
He had drugged your wine
Massaged you with perfumed oils
He drank deep at the well
Until you fell back in surrender
And then he kissed you
Goodnight.

The ceaselessly shifting sands
Have erased his footprints
You are left with his jewelled dagger
In your hand
Your face still glows with pleasure
As you linger in the sunset
Until I kiss you
Until I kiss you
Goodnight.
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The Desert Song Lyrics

Strawbs – The Desert Song Lyrics