Benatar, Pat - Painted Desert Lyrics




I hear your heartbeat but you're never there
Like a mirage, you haunt me everywhere
All day long
I burn for you, lonely in the night
I tried to live alone, but I just can't get it right

Ya' know that, this town's like a painted desert
Dead heat, movin' in the city
I'm lost in a painted desert
In a Painted Desert without you

I've done some thinkin', now that you're not here
I know your reasons, and they're still not clear
All I'm sure of is what I got to lose
I tried to be a better loser, but it's just no use

Ya' know that this town's like a painted desert
Dead heat, movin' in the city
I'm lost in a painted desert
In a Painted Desert without you

Walkin' in the sundown, I search in vain
Waitin' on the wind that whispers out your name
Through concrete canyons echoing a world of other faces
No direction looks like home
Where is my oasis?

Ya' know that this town's like a painted desert
Dead heat, movin' in the city
I'm lost in a painted desert
In a painted desert without you
In a painted desert without you
Where is my oasis?





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  1. jamesjames10able

    If you lot out there know what album it came from why not name it instead of just saying great album...i did find out..eventually,!

  2. Keyonte Dollison

    She my legend!!!!!!🎸🎸🎸🎸❤❤❤

  3. superbatfirenze

    this songs is a hidden little gem,only the lucky one know......and i m one of them :D

    EdBiddle

    SHHHH+1

  4. John Sawyer

    Great ballad, real evolved here

  5. Jaden Rose

    Such an underrated song💜💙

  6. Kevin Brown

    Hall of Fame bound! The MTV Queen!

  7. Makayla Roberts

    2020🎉🥂🥳🎶

  8. Smartphone Photography

    Very very awesome song and reminds me of where I live in Ogden, Utah. I need to move. 💗🖖🖖🙌

  9. Druid VW

    I just want to give her a hug and tell her it's gonna be okay.
    You know?

  10. BILL MURRAY

    This is what radio calls a 'deep track'.
    It deserves WAY more rotation than it gets, and when you DO
    hear it , you want more ....and more.
    Perfect fit for the video.

  11. Fratelli d'ItaGlia

    Add *DON'T WALK AWAY* official video, please

  12. olivier gerard

    Definition of talent.

  13. John Kenneway

    What a voice, Rock Goddess.

  14. Richard Gorrell

    This song could be considered by anyone. Great lyrics and song.

  15. Max R

    2019 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Colombia ★★★★★★ 80

  16. Walter Turner

    This song is pure magic ❤

  17. Eman Name

    "No direction looks like home
    Where is my oasis.."

  18. David Carney

    Tropicoll album ....didnt get the credit it deserve

  19. sabrina brown

    I love this song and haven’t heard in years!! Didn’t know there was a video for this song! OMG!!! ❤️ it too death!!

  20. Olivier

    💚💛💙

  21. Paul Quinter

    No me cansa escuchar ésta melodía una y otra vez. Excelente voz, acústica, ritmo, hasta la letra. Definitivamente para sensibles y civilizados.

  22. William Maceri

    "I know your reasons, and there still not clear" Great song, That voice goes right through me. Always has.

  23. Mark M. Oldridge

    Haunting, yet great song! Love you Pat!

  24. red44 lap44

    goosebumps

    Stephen Corley

    Me right now

  25. mrninninnin

    Catholics purposely hook you on drugs and alcohol to control you.... WHAT YA THINK ABOUT THAT SHIT!??

  26. Claire Claro

    Pat Benatar is my favorite singer. This song is the one I prefer on all her other beautiful songs! Pat has been in my heart since the age of 13, she rocked my adolescence and now 37 years later she did not leave me!! ;-) Too bad I'm French, I never had this chance and opportunity to see her in concert. Does she still have gigs?

  27. Bryan Gray

    Cool song. I always turned this one up when playing the LP.

  28. sekicoco

    One of my all-time favorite songs

  29. Jenny Petersen

    Very haunting but beautiful

  30. figgy 709

    I remember buying this album, and not liking it because it was such a drastic switch from the Benatar bad girl persona. I eventually went back to it and it has become my all time favorite of Pat's 13 albums, this one is it.

  31. Simir Johnson

    Love this song.

  32. Lola S

    This song is stunning! It's always moved me.

  33. Lorenzo Antonio Arellano

    esa rola esta chida quisiera que cantara español

  34. Martin Bausch

    Her best Song... great Performance 😍😍😍😍

  35. johnny zell

    I hear your heartbeat but you're never there
    Like a mirage, you haunt me everywhere
    All day long
    I burn for you, lonely in the night
    I tried to live alone, but I just can't get it right
    Ya' know that, this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you
    I've done some thinkin', now that you're not here
    I know your reasons, and they're still not clear
    All I'm sure of is what I got to lose
    I tried to be a better loser, but it's just no use
    Ya' know that this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you
    Walkin' in the sundown, I search in vain
    Waitin' on the wind that whispers out your name
    Through concrete canyons echoing a world of other faces
    No direction looks like home
    Where is my oasis?
    Ya' know that this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you
    In a Painted Desert without you
    Where is my oasis?

  36. Elmer Baez

    Queen of Rock and Roll.

  37. Elmer Baez

    I love this song because I have a very good understanding of it. I love the arrangement. Pat you are the bomb.

  38. Bakema NL

    I have the vinyl album since it came out....but haven't played it since I got a cd player in '88.....most of what I had on vinyl is replaced on cd, but this one eluded me for quite a while....and it's actually not the easiest/cheapest to find. Bu lo and behold, today at a record fair I found it, for a decent price too. Great album, this song is possibly the best one on it.

  39. Fratelli d'ItaGlia

    I hear your heartbeat but you're never there
    Like a mirage, you haunt me everywhere
    All day long
    I burn for you, lonely in the night
    I tried to live alone, but I just can't get it right

    You know that this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you

    I've done some thinkin', now that you're not here
    I know your reasons, and they're still not clear
    All I'm sure of is what I got to lose
    I tried to be a better loser, but it's just no use

    You know that this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you

    Walkin' in the sundown, I search in vain
    Waitin' on the wind that whispers out your name
    Through concrete canyons echoing a world of other faces
    No direction looks like home
    Where is my oasis?

    You know that this town's like a Painted Desert
    Dead heat, movin' in the city
    I'm lost in a Painted Desert
    In a Painted Desert without you
    In a Painted Desert without you

    Where is my oasis?

  40. arromac

    ...Sonic Alchemy...

  41. Iris Pretorius

    Thanks Pat! 😉

  42. EddieRay VanLynch

    "All I'm sure of is what I've got to lose.
    I tried to be a better loser, but it's just no use. "

    Wow. Anyone been there?
    Anyone?

    Jake Stevens

    EddieRay VanLynch oh fuck yeah....alot

  43. arynne hempstock

    her voice is magic !!

  44. Alyasa Asylum

    Pat is a real Rock Legend thank you for all your songs

  45. Jenny Petersen

    Beautiful!!

  46. Jeffrey Wallis

    loss of ones companion in life is a painful experience, never did I realize before what wealth i possessed before she was squandered away

  47. DragonLungBlazyCat

    Doing some mid-life reminiscing...been stuck on planet Benatar for  about a week now. Good God this woman rox.

  48. Jeffrey Wallis

    love the song, I .. sry but she looks alot like molly ringwald from breakfast club in this one. still love it tho

  49. Blackforest Albra

    Cool, relaxed, a real classic.

  50. thebes1

    I think this is my favorite song of hers.

  51. lesley Percy

    Stunning song

  52. Jenny Petersen

    Such a haunting beautiful song💕

  53. T C

    My favorite PB song of all time

  54. dero doka

    I was 15 years old when i just fall in love with this song, without understanding one word it said. 44 years later, i listen to it and love it still so much.

  55. Samuel CHEKLY

    WONDERFUL SLOW SAM

  56. Rocco

    Who wouldn't walk through a desert to meet Ms.Benatar.

  57. J Jones

    I remember standing in line on Saturday morning for tickets to the Tropico tour show at the Summit in Houston. I remember talking to these girls in front of me and one asked me what my favorite song from Tropico was and we both thought that Painted Desert was the best. I think this is the first time I've seen the video for it. I didn't have MTV at the time or cable.

  58. Laura Morrow

    Indeed! The best sopranI of all time! She Rocks!

  59. BILL MURRAY

    There should be a feature somewhere on Power Couples in Music,
    and these two better be in it.

  60. Romani Gypsy

    One of my all time favorite song

  61. Blackforest Albra

    Super cool song!

  62. Javier Bati

    Muy buena canción y en general todo el álbum de trópico,su voz me agrada mucho.los ochentas viven dentro de mi

  63. arynne hempstock

    Her best song.

  64. Ignacio Escobedo Barajas

    Remember super song

  65. Daniel Carlisle

    We all need to get togetterr and push to get her in the RR Hall of Fame

    mikeydan

    YES. been saying that forever....

    Sharon Jensen

    Definitely. I bet there's more men than women in there. How sexist is that?

  66. Ziaelise Suivant sonne bizZ elise sonia on t aime

    ou est tu pat tu nous manque

    Olivier

    elle ne vient plus vers chez nous

  67. Philip Day

    Brilliant song from a brilliant singer.

  68. Nevada Hiker

    Stayed the night in a Wal Mart parking lot in Gallup, NM...woke up just before sunrise and drove to the Painted Desert in Arizona. Walked around the empty park while listening to this on my ipod...magical experience.

    Then went to Winslow, AZ and stood on the corner! ;)

    BadWolf762

    Did you stop at Radiator Springs?

  69. Mr. Extreme

    It was such an usual album for her musically that many people didn't give it the time of day.

    andy morris

    it was ok it was just a bit samey i thought...it was an average album by a great singer

  70. James TUDDENHAM

    Been a fan since 1981............nuff said.........!!!!!!

  71. Ignacio Escobedo Barajas

    remember loves good son mexico rra rra rra

  72. I'm Gee Gee Y!

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Carmelo Scalisi

    Ne è passato di tempo... la tua voce e la tua bellezza rimangono leggendari. Quasi 40 anni fa ascoltavo la tua voce sul vinile...

  74. Marlene Figueroa Ruz

    Nunca cambiarìa por nada a mi adorada PAT BENATAR...y esta canciòn es de mis preferidas...

  75. MargauxHemingway

    Beautiful video

  76. Christian Grandemange

    au premier son de ta voix que j ai entendu sur un vinyle il y à plus de 38 ans ...............I LOVE YOU MISS

  77. Supertube70

    The problem with this video is that they are showing The Mojave lol

    Steve Winans

    ozarkcacti: She is not singing ABOUT the Painted Desert... It is a METAPHOR... so any place the video was shot is appropriate!

  78. WillComet

    I really like this song. I have been a fan of Pat's since the early eighties and I recently bought this record. I think this is one of her best songs off of one of her best records.

  79. househeadericmd

    Perhaps one of her best underrated tracks. Reminds me of how underrated her first single, If you think you now how to love me was. A classic!

    Lace Delamorte

    I love that song too, huge fan for well decades

    Mac Brewster

    This is a beautiful song from Pat Benatar one and only best of sacramental song of a seamstress in out predominant and astrounded song to believe to be an hit record of her in decades in her career this song reminds me of my pass for what I had went through at alleviation to departure of my heart being on the darkest place of need in my promulgation to out beat the heroic bullshit within my life since i've everly seemed to endured to morely of time being but yes indeed it reminds me if me and my boyfriend who I am still currently dating at the very last minute for almost damn nearly four consecutive solid years of being with him I am having very bad troubles in my relationship with him cause of a deviant ass semantic ass cheap ass manly ass dyke ass whore who had got in the middle of my relationship that is the reason why a song like this is so touching and healing the pain of desolation of demarcation of devine touch to keep from a strength to love even for the better of for worse love to everyone who is out there knowing for people like like me as a transgender woman and all others who are like going through that same heartaches to their stoops and lows we are all strong together in one keep our heads up high love you all and comment me for how you feel about for what I had just saying one love peace baby Mr} Jennifer and my lovely and most precious ovigerous eclectically approbation of my admirable beau my one and only Mr. Brian James pottorff.

  80. lxlandia

    Three ladies that continue to rock my world: Pat Benatar, Ann & Nancy Wilson. Those ladies are rock royalty and have my loyalty forever.

    Sharon Jensen

    Pat is definitely on my list as one of the best.

  81. Victor Wadsworth

    Been to the Painted Desert, it's not to be missed...

  82. CharlotteSometimeS

    Coucou, quelques Français ici qui écoutaient cette superbe chanson en 1985-86 sur RFM ou autre ? ;-)

    CharlotteSometimeS

    Bonne journée ! :-)

    Olivier

    bien sûr, celle-là et bien d'autres.
    bonne journée

  83. Bass Cover/\Guitar Cover And My Songs

    simply incredible song!

    Julie Hundt

    Love this song bc I always feel a bit lost on this journey called life.

  84. Abt

    Awesome song and a change of pace from the earlier songs from Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

  85. Sandy D

    I love pat benatar so much I had her hair style when I was 19 and I got it cut again like that at 51 patty rules

    Jennifer Schmidt

    😃☺

    Romani Gypsy

    That's so cool

  86. Klaus 1

    Wonderful singer, the song is one of my favourite...thanks

  87. Bert Hayling

    She's got, what, an eight-octave range, I think? Truly beautiful voice, talent, the complete package.

    David Brown

    She said that her range was 3.5 octaves, though on a few of her songs, she went to 5 octaves.

    Jim Davis

    And I don't even have 1 octave. She's amazing!

    Kimberly Thunert

    I've heard that she has an 8 octave too!

    Sharon Jensen

    She was classically trained when she was younger. Which I think she mentioned in her memoir "Between A Heart And A Rock Place."

  88. bappleblap

    "I've done some thinking, now that you're not here. I know your reasons... And, they're still not clear. All I'm sure of, is what I've got to loose. I tried to be a better looser.... But it's just no use" . :-( That verse hit's my heart strings really hard this morning.

  89. Roberto Brunet

    I love this girl, her voice is amaizing!

  90. Brett Gundry

    she does it effortless i got all her stuff right from the start all on vinyl 

    absolute magical voice and still going strong  go all the benatar fans  

  91. Roberto Coin

    Love Pat Benatar . A true diehard fan  

  92. Markis Anthony

    Legend.  This gal needs to be in the Rock hall of fame already.

    SyrDoN

    yes, her and annie lennox.

    Steven DuVall

    Markis Anthony So true! So talented, and she and her hubby/lead guitarist wrote everything! What an amazing voice!

    Steven DuVall

    SyrDon X Great point. Annie is a genius with a rare talent.

    Kimberly Thunert

    I couldn't agree more!

  93. Jeffrey Miller

    Wonderful very underrated song, absolute stunning range of vocals.

    Lola S

    Absolutely! One of those songs that gives me goose bumps every time I hear it - for almost 35 years!

  94. Kenneth Newnum

    My favorite Pat Benatar song of all. So beautiful, so full of emotion and sung and played to perfection. Takes me to a sad dreamlike place "where no direction looks like home oh where is my oasis??"

    Kimberly Thunert

    Kenneth Newnum I couldn't agree more!!

    Laura Morrow

    Kenneth Newnum : I haven't heard that song since I was 13 years old. Now I'm 46. I kept thinking about it ,but couldn't remember it,until now! Love this song!

    Steven DuVall

    Kenneth Newnum It's my favorite, too. You described the reasons perfectly. It has a yearning to it that even sounds like the lonely Southwest. Perfectly played, sang and produced.
    The vocal solo slays me...

    Kimberly Thunert

    @Steven DuVall I also love her song "Anxiety"! I love ALL her songs though! Those are just 2 of my favorites!

    Steven DuVall

    @Kimberly Thunert I love that song as well. It tends to stick in my head.

  95. Courtney Puzzo

    Tropico was released November 20th 1984 it was during this video that she found out she was pregnant with her daughter Hayley was born February 16th 1985 17 days before me while Hana was born 9 years and a week after me. her pregnancy was why We Belong was shot from Chest up  and she wore those lace gloves to hide pigmentation issues associated with pregnancy

    VideoFanatic02

    Yes I read her book and she talked about finding out that she was pregnant while she was filming this video.

  96. JustErTyJax

    Missing the great acoustic intro which seemed to have been left out for wind noises.

  97. mervyn milliken

    The Painted Desert, a 1985 single by Pat Benatar from her 1984 album Tropico

  98. PatBenatarRulz

    I'm correcting myself, (I was previously ivegottaheadache before YT shut it down), I meant she was pregnant with Haley. Hana was a surprise 9 yrs later when Pat was 40...she was preggers in the Gravity's Rainbow tour with Hana.

  99. PatBenatarRulz

    She said those pants melted on her legs.