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The Painted Desert

Song info

"The Painted Desert" (2006) on the album In My Tribe(1987).
It was written by Natalie Merchant;Jerome Augustyniak.
Published by CHRISTIAN BURIAL MUSIC.

"The Painted Desert" Videos

10,000 MANIACS - The Painted Desert
10,000 MANIACS - The Painted Desert
10,000 Maniacs The Painted Desert
10,000 Maniacs The Painted Desert
Natalie Merchant Live — Painted Desert
Natalie Merchant Live — Painted Desert
The Painted Desert
The Painted Desert
10,000 Maniacs - Don't Talk
10,000 Maniacs - Don't Talk
Natalie Merchant live Painted Desert 2013 Phoenix
Natalie Merchant live Painted Desert 2013 Phoenix
10,000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert (1989) New Haven, CT
10,000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert (1989) New Haven, CT
Route 66 Painted Desert Extended Version www.route66.nu
Route 66 Painted Desert Extended Version www.route66.nu
10,000 Maniacs Verdi Cries
10,000 Maniacs Verdi Cries
10000 maniacs Scorpio Rising
10000 maniacs Scorpio Rising
The Painted Desert -10,000 Maniacs cover
The Painted Desert -10,000 Maniacs cover
10,000 Maniacs on Periscope: The Painted Desert rehearsal  3-11-17
10,000 Maniacs on Periscope: The Painted Desert rehearsal 3-11-17
10,000 MANIACS CHERRY TREE{1987}
10,000 MANIACS CHERRY TREE{1987}
10000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert Lyrics
10000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert Lyrics
10,000 Maniacs - Can't Ignore The Train (1989) New Haven, CT
10,000 Maniacs - Can't Ignore The Train (1989) New Haven, CT
In My Tribe 10,000 Maniacs
In My Tribe 10,000 Maniacs
The Painted Desert (Live)
The Painted Desert (Live)
10,000 Maniacs-Noah's Dove.wmv
10,000 Maniacs-Noah's Dove.wmv
10,000 Maniacs - Poison In The Well (1989) New Haven, CT
10,000 Maniacs - Poison In The Well (1989) New Haven, CT
The Painted Desert in Arizona
The Painted Desert in Arizona

Lyrics

The painted desert can wait till summer
We've played this game of 'just imagine' long enough, wait till summer
When I'm sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone
Everyone killed by the morning frost
Is a cactus blooming there in every roadside stand
Where the big deal this cowboy gear sewn in Japan?

The painted desert can wait till summer
We've played this game of just imagine long enough, wait till summer
When I'm sure the rain has ended the blooms have gone
Everyone killed by the morning frost
Is a cactus blooming there upon the northern rim
Or in the ruins of the Hopi Mesa dens?

You met a new friend in the Canyon or so you wrote
On a blanket in the cooling sand you and your friend agreed
That the stars were so many there, they seemed to overlap

The painted desert can wait till summer
We've played this game of just imagine long enough, wait till summer
When I am sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone
Everyone killed by the morning frost
Was a cactus blooming there as you watched the native boy?
In a flagstaff trailor court, you wrote the line
'He kicked a tumbleweed and his mother called him home
Where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun'

I wanted to be there by may at the latest time
Isn't that the plan we had or have you changed your mind?
I haven't read a word from you since Phoenix or Tucson
April is over will you tell me how long before I can be there?