The World Goes to Riyadh

Al Stewart

In a camel's eye far in a distant land
The sun comes up on sands of endless deserts
See tomorrow run by hand in hand with yesterday
Where once the time hung still forever
In the wink of an eye the veils are drawn
And shadows hurry away
And the world goes to Riyadh, today
See the light of the moon on the dunes
You almost feel the ghost of Lawrence riding by them
See the infidel run as the sabres flash,
The desert tribes come with the sun behind them
At the turn of a page see the moving finger
Writing new words to say
And the world goes to Riyadh, today
You can never be sure what the dawn will bring
So just be carefull how you choose your friends now
Every turn in the night of the wheel of fortune
Changes everything, don't loose your head now
Like a storm on the ocean, empires wax and wane
And crumble away
And the world goes to Riyadh, today