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Desperado Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: American IV: The Man Comes Around

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've 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.
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 things 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.

And don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow, the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're loosin' 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, and open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you,
You better let somebody love you,
You better let somebody love you,
You better let somebody love you,
Before it's too late.
Comments/Interpretations
by Tom on 8/29/2008 5:10pm
wasnt that written by the Eagles? (or members thereof!)
Johnny Cash does a lovely version of it anyways :-)
by David on 11/17/2008 9:00am
Tom's right. Don Henley & Glenn Frey wrote this song, not Jophnny Cash.
by Bob on 3/30/2010 12:27am
Johnny did a cover of it though. Hence, Johnny Cash - Desperado.
by Dirk on 9/24/2010 1:29pm
Yes, Eagles did write this song. But this is Johnny Cashs version. It was changed a bit, if you notice.
by Aaron on 5/8/2011 12:58am
Also,If you notice Don Henley is backing him up.
by Sarah on 8/4/2011 5:30pm
So beautiful...


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