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.


Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned


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    General Commentreally good. his voice is nice in this song. the best cover.
    sakion October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso good, he has it sounding even better than the eagles
    "dont your feet get cold in the wintertime"
    paccyon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. It's definitely one of my favorites by Cash.
    shyanne_13on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe there's only 3 coments on this!
    it's WAY better than the eagles version is all i can say!
    when june sings with him:

    And don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
    The sky won't snow, the sun won't shine

    it's so intense sounding.

    and this part:

    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

    it's so true that some people go for the money(the queen of diamonds) when really there best bet would be to go with their heart
    sourire0947on January 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti am a HUGE eagles fan.. and i think cash did a great job.. good voice and maybe even more emotion..
    all together great cover *applaud
    thomas99on August 22, 2009   Link

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