"Desert Plains" as written by and Rob/downing Halford....
Full moon is rising
The sky is black
I need your call I'm coming back
The road is straight cast
Wind's in my eyes
The engine roars between my thighs

From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love

Wild mountain thunder
Echoes my quest
My body aches but I'll not rest
Quartz light to guide me
Till sunrise leads
My passion screams, my heart it bleeds

From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love

Then in the distance
I see you stand
On the horizon you raise your hand
In burning rubber
I end my quest
You fall into my arms at last

From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love



Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Desert Plains" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    General CommentAmazing, Judas are kickass when they take it nice easy.
    Hykeon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRiding all night on a motorcycle through the desert to meet someone he misses and loves. 'The engine roars between my thighs' is such a sweet double meaning, not even Turbonegro could come up with something like that!
    samwaltonon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInspired by the scenery around him here in Phoenix.

    All the bands of their genre,,, where are they now?

    Maiden.... pretty much gone (new release-wise)
    Scorps... hangin on, but nothing new in years

    The list goes on, but the rest arent even together!
    azrock4everon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaiden just released a new album toward the end of 2006. Scorpions are about to release a new album.
    samwaltonon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Alan Parsons Project - You don't Believe Me
    samwaltonon June 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationDesert plains

    The title has two components; both are places. This is the central meaning of the song: there are two places, earth and the afterlife.

    Full moon is rising // Illumination during the night; in other words, knowledge about death.
    The sky is black // I'm dead.
    I heed your call I'm coming back // I love you, but you are alive.
    The road is straight cast // The situation is clear. We are separated by death.
    Wind's in my eyes // All difficulties are comparatively minor. Death can be conquered by love.
    The engine roars between my thighs // Whatever the tools, I will return to you.

    From desert plains I bring you love // From the afterlife I bring you knowledge (about death).
    From desert plains I bring you love

    Wild mountain thunder // Something greater than me.
    Echoes my quest // Reverberates my life.
    My body aches but I'll not rest
    Quartz light to guide me
    Till sunrise leads // I have purpose and will follow my path, really or spiritually.
    My passion screams, my heart it bleeds // In both spirit and body.

    From desert plains I bring you love
    From desert plains I bring you love

    Then in the distance // Across the chasm of me being dead and you alive.
    I see you stand
    On the horizon you raise your hand // I know you hope to be with me again.
    In burning rubber
    I end my quest // I have come back to you; I gave you hope.
    You fall into my arms at last // We're not separated.

    From desert plains I bring you love
    From desert plains I bring you love

    This song is about a dead lover who longs to be with his (or hers) living lover. The song is the message it sends the living to make it known there is an afterlife. With this knowledge, the lovers are no longer apart: knowing they will be together in the future, is like being in each other's arms already.
    Loucoon April 02, 2019   Link

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