Desperado

Desperado

Written by Don Henley / Glenn Frey,
copyright 1973 by Cass County Music / Red Cloud Music

From the CD "Hell Freezes Over," by the Eagles, 1994


Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
you've been out riding fences for so long now
oh you're a hard one, but I know that you got your reasons
these things that are pleasing you can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
she'll beat you if she's able
now the queen of hearts is always your best bet
now it seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table
but you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh you ain't getting no younger
your pain and your hunger they're driving you home
freedom, o freedom, well that's just some people talking
your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the wintertime
the sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
it's hard to tell the nighttime from the day
you're losing all your highs and lows
ain't it funny how the feeling goes away

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be raining, but there's a rainbow above you
you better let somebody love you, let somebody love you
you better let somebody love you, before it's too late.