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Desperado Lyrics

Artist: Eagles
Album: Live

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
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, before it's too late
Comments/Interpretations
by Jeff on 8/27/2008 10:28pm
I heard the meaning behind the song was about Drug addiction. Either the eagles experience or singing about a relative? Not sure though
by hilli on 9/4/2008 4:42pm
it was written about a well known singer/song writer who was also very good friend of theirs... he was having a real bad time & was running himself into the ground so... this song came about because they cared about him & the way he was going.
Luckily this guy found his way back & is out there writing & singing songs again... he got his life back.
by Carole in Kansas on 12/16/2008 10:28am
For me, this song has a very deep, spiritual meaning - whether or not that was the intention, who knows, except the Eagles. But, it will always be my all time favorite!


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