"Desperado" as written by and Ole/holter Evenrude....
I'm a gambler
And I'm a runner
But you knew that
When you lay down

I'm a picture
Of ugly stories
I'm a killer
And I'm a clown

Step into the street by sundown
Step into your last goodbye
You're a target just by living
Twenty dollars will make you die

I wear lace
And I wear black leather
My hands are lightning up
On my gun

My shots are clean
And my, my shots are final
My shots are deadly
And when it's done

You're as stiff as my smoking barrel
You're as dead as a desert night
You're a notch
And I'm a legend
You're at peace
And I must hide

Tell where the hell I'm going
Let my bones fall in the dust
Can't you hear that ghost that's calling
As my Colt begins to rust
In the dust

I'm a killer
I'm a clown
I'm a priest
That's gone to town


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"Desperado" as written by Michael Bruce Alice Cooper

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  • +1
    General CommentWtf, everything in this song indicates that it's about a western.
    Durang0on March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt was written for Jim Morrison after his death.
    Zach_Hehlon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjudging by 20 dollars for a life it seems like he is writing about another era, not the '70's. i suppose it could be the west because of the dust and the desert but i always liked to think of it as the prohibition era in the land of the gansters and the charactures on the cover of greatest hits. great song about a man's descent into darkness and acting alone.
    sofa king coolon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song! I think this reminds me of more of a present day gunslinger.
    hippiegirllon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have images of a hitman. But twenty dollars is still really cheap for anyones life.
    abscence_sanityon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of ACGs best songs
    QUDBACon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby far my favorite Alice Cooper song
    snc8698on July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalice in an hourglass.
    rmak89on July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take this song at it's face value. He's talking to a Saloon whore in the first verse and tells the tale of his gun slinging which is obviously back in ye olde western times.
    DarkenRahlon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI take this song at it's face value. He's talking to a Saloon whore in the first verse and tells the tale of his gun slinging which is obviously back in ye olde western times.
    I also love this song.
    DarkenRahlon August 11, 2006   Link

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