Desert Rose

from by Jay Brannan

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desert rose
music & lyrics by jay brannan

25 years in this dusty city
no one told her she was pretty
never felt love except for wine

cast aside like a dark angel
and every man who offers change'll
fire her a shot for every line

using tricks of the trade
to bury mistakes she's made
desert rose is
in the shadow of the eden tree
tasting passionately
desert rose is gone

does this lock come with a key
or combinationally
will freedom simply come with time

can't seem to get any rest
from the scar letter on her chest
will she ever feel beautiful or fine

all of her dreams betrayed
the promises she's made
desert rose is
burning up in this town
no savior's comin ‘round
desert rose is gone

waking up when the night is calling
going down like an angel falling
from an ivory tower to a cheap motel room
in a different land down under where pain is rain and rage goes thundering across a blood red sky
she's watching the storm and wondering why
she's petrified, grey skied, swollen eyed, terrified

using tricks of the trade
to bury mistakes she's made
desert rose is
in the shadow of the eden tree
tasting passionately
desert rose is
all of her dreams betrayed
the promises she's made
desert rose is
burning up in this town
no savior's comin ‘round
desert rose is gone

© 2016 jay brannan / great depression publishing (bmi)

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from New York, New York, released July 18, 2016

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Jay Brannan New York, New York

Jay Brannan is a singer/songwriter based in New York City, and was also an actor in John Cameron Mitchell's indie film "Shortbus," which featured his song "Soda Shop." He went on to release a 4-song EP of original songs, 2 Christmas singles, 2 covers EPs, & 3 full albums of originals. ... more

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