The palace guards are all sleeping
Their fires burn into the night
There's a threat of rain on the dark horizon
And all that's left is a quarter moon of light
He climbs up through the darkness
No weapon but his surprise
The greatest thief in the high Sahara
Enters the room where a sleeping princess lies
All your money, your pretty necklace
This is my work on such a night
There's a storm coming over the mountain
I'll be gone long before the morning
After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You find that I've taken nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye
He was as gentle as the night wind
As no lover had been before
And the rings she wore for her bride groom
Slipped from her fingers and fell to the floor
Take me with you, take me with you
Before my lonely life is set
I've been promised to another
To a man I've never even met
After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You'll find that I've taken nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye
After the thunder's spoken, and
After the lightning bolt's been hurled
After the dream is broken, there'll
Still be love in the world
She said take me to another life
Take me for a pirate's wife
Take me where the wind blows
Take me where the red wine flows
Take me to the danger
Take me to the life of crime
Take me to the stars
Take me to the moon while we still have time
After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You'll find that I've taken nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye
After the thunder's spoken, and
After the lightning bolt's been hurled
After the dream is broken, there'll
Still be love in the world



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    I don't get what 'brokencastel' was trying to say, but this was my number 1 Sting song when I first heard it, being a freshly lovestruck 16 year old girl, made it my e-mail signature, my msn User name...ahh those were the days. It's just such a mystical song like Arabian Nights, and you can just picture it all taking place when the thief sweeps the princess up in his arms and takes her away to a brand new life.

    Booyackaon October 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    great song the chorus just soars and takes you to faraway places :)

    hobbitsKickbutton May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    By Robert Creeley

    All night, the sound had come back again And again falls—this quiet persistent rain Am I to be locked in this eternal uneasiness? Love—if you love me, lie next to me Be for me like rain Be wet—with a splendid happiness

    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link
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    very atmospheric song!!

    these lines are so beautiful and easy to picture:

    He was as gentle as the night wind As no lover had been before And the rings she wore for her bride groom Slipped from her fingers and fell to the floor

    awesome! <3

    WhiteWolfDiefon September 18, 2009   Link
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    she is very beautiful but lies so that anything!it is her own problem...

    brokencastelon February 16, 2002   Link

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