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Desert Rose
Lolo Zouaï Lyrics


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Inshallah, that's what you say
You think I lost my faith
You won't speak my name
Forbidden, won't see you again
I chose a life of sin
Wish you could forgive

I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there
Take me there and

Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a desert rose

Regarde nous
Les mêmes joues
Toi et moi, tous les deux les mêmes
Plus de joie, en rentrant dans le bled

I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there
Take me there and

Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a

Love me, that's all I want (habibi)
Hold me, is that too much? (habibi)
Keep me safe when I come home (habibi)
Love me
Ah, love me like a

Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a

Like a desert
Habibi, habibi (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah

Love me
Won't you love me?

Overall Meaning

The song "Desert Rose" by Lolo Zouaï is a plea for love and forgiveness from someone who has been caught up in a life of sin. The opening lyrics showcase the divide between the singer and the person they are addressing. Instead of being seen as a worthy individual, they are belittled and ignored. However, the singer reveals that they have made mistakes and are looking for love and redemption. The imagery of a "life of sin" hints at possible past wrongdoings, and "sharp edges" and "defensive" behavior suggest that the singer has been hurt in the past but is still looking for someone to "be my protector" and "love me like a desert rose." A desert rose is a flower that grows in harsh, hot climates, symbolizing the singer's resilience and beauty.


The repetition of the phrase "Love me like a desert rose" acts as the main chorus of the song. The singer is asking to be loved as someone who is tough and enduring but needs to be held and protected. The line "Hold me like you can't let go" highlights the singer's desire for a committed and unconditional love. The use of the Arabic word "Habibi" adds to the song's Middle Eastern theme and adds more depth to the plea for love, as the Arabic word for "my beloved" creates a more intimate and emotional connection.


In the French section of the song, the singer addresses the idea of going back home, presumably to their family and roots. Moving away from a life of sin and finding love is possible if they can go back to where they came from. The chorus repeats its message of needing love, protection, and safety when coming back home.


Line by Line Meaning

Inshallah, that's what you say
You say 'Inshallah', but you doubt my faith


You think I lost my faith
You believe that I have lost faith


You won't speak my name
You refuse to say my name


Forbidden, won't see you again
Our relationship is forbidden, we won't see each other again


I chose a life of sin
I have chosen to live a sinful life


Wish you could forgive
I wish you could forgive me


I got sharp edges
I have a harsh exterior


I get defensive
I am quick to become defensive


Too lost to care
I am too lost to care


Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
I am sorry that I frightened you with my rebellious behavior


Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Please be my protector when I embark on a dangerous journey


Take me there
Take me to a place where I can feel safe


Love me like a desert rose
Love me with the same delicacy and care as you would a fragile desert flower


Hold me like you can't let go
Hold me tightly, as though you never want to let me go


Keep me safe when I come home
Protect me and keep me safe when I return home


Regarde nous
Look at us


Les mêmes joues
The same cheeks


Toi et moi, tous les deux les mêmes
You and I, both the same


Plus de joie, en rentrant dans le bled
More joy when we return to our homeland


Love me, that's all I want (habibi)
All I want is for you to love me (my love)


Hold me, is that too much? (habibi)
Is it too much to ask for you to hold me? (my love)


Keep me safe when I come home (habibi)
Protect me when I return home (my love)


Love me
Love me


Ah, love me like a
Love me like a


Habibi, habibi (habibi)
My love, my love (my love)


Habibi, habibi, ah (habibi)
My love, my love, oh (my love)


Habibi, habibi, ah
My love, my love, oh


Love me
Love me


Won't you love me?
Won't you love me?




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SUNDAE SONGS LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: Laureen Rebeha Zouai, Stelios Phili

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@quynhanhmai7852

LYRICS!

[Verse 1]
"Inshallah," that's what you say
You think I lost my faith
You won't speak my name
Forbidden, won't see you again
I chose a "life of sin"
Wish you could forgive

[Pre-Chorus]
I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there
Take me there and

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a desert rose

[Verse 2]
Regarde nous
Les mêmes joues
Toi et moi, tous les deux les mêmes
Plus de joie, en rentrant dans le bled


[Pre-Chorus]
I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a–

[Bridge]
Love me, that's all I want (habibi)
Hold me, it's that too much? (habibi)
Keep me safe when I come home (habibi)
Love me
Ah, love me like a–

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a–


[Outro]
Like a desert
Habibi, habibi (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah
Love me
Won't you love me?



@miatomlinson5195

[Lyrics]

"Inshallah," that's what you say
You think I lost my faith
You won't speak my name
Forbidden, won't see you again
I chose a "life of sin"
Wish you could forgive

[Pre-Chorus]
I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there
Take me there and

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a desert rose

[Verse 2]
Regarde nous
Les mêmes joues
Toi et moi, tous les deux les mêmes
Plus de joie, en rentrant dans le bled


[Pre-Chorus]
I got sharp edges
I get defensive
Too lost to care
Middle finger in the air, I'm sorry that I scared ya
Be my protector when I cross the Sahara
Take me there

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a–

[Bridge]
Love me, that's all I want (habibi)
Hold me, it's that too much? (habibi)
Keep me safe when I come home (habibi)
Love me
Ah, love me like a–

[Chorus]
Love me like a desert rose
Hold me like you can't let go
Keep me safe when I come home
Love me like a–


[Outro]
Like a desert
Habibi, habibi (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah (habibi)
Habibi, habibi, ah
Love me
Won't you love me?



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@jennyrosado

If Lolo and The Weeknd made a collab... GOD, I need that to happen!

@anthonysmith9972

Jenny Rosado damn you actually got a like from her 👏👍

@badmeow2312

isnt her name spelled lulu not lolo

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@zariahscott8212

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@marwasara1

why isn't she everywhere???? she's so good!!!!!!!!!1

@Looperrr

Now she is😂

@luvsqq1527

Fr I’m happy for her but sad bc she was one of my secret artist😭

@tyquianbowman8990

@@Looperrr she’s not

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