Desperado: Sunday Song Lyrics

This week Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday calles for us to offer song lyrics that are about loners.  The Eagles’ “Desperado” 1973 song does just that.   It was released on  the album of the same name.  It was never released as a single, but was ranked 494 on Rolling Stones 2004 list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”

Lyrics:

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
But I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know 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 gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home

And freedom, oh freedom, well that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ 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 rainin’, 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.

Writer/s: Glenn Lewis Frey, Don Hugh Henley
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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