Rose de Sable    5:04
(Brenda Linton/North Shores Music/BMI)

Violet streaks across the sky.
Cool air strikes my skin.
The sun will set the world ablaze
when the earth spins ‘round again.
Once I thought we were eternal,
hidden from time and space.                                    
But the wind purloined our words
and the sand our steps erased.

Rose de sable, rose of glass
marooned in a sea of sand
salt tears in my eyes
diamond petals in my hand

I linger at the oasis,
remembering your passion kiss.
Sweet water underground
Hard crystal surface                                   
                       
Rose de sable, rose des vents
La fleur de silence de la paix
avec une sagesse éternal
comme la voie lactée                      

Were you just a mirage, my love,
shimmering in the noonday heat?
A phantom ever shifting
like the dunes beneath my feet.     

Rose de sable, rose des vents
La fleur de silence de la paix
avec une sagesse éternal
comme la voie lactée          

Once again I must leave you
but I’ll return on the desert wind.
When the ancient ocean rises
and the rose de sable sparkles again.