"The Desperado" as written by and Judee Sill....
The desperado paid
and his rights were wronged.
He can see so far
that his hope is gone.

He said, "I think I'm damned
to eternal fire."
Then he played the blues
on some old barbed wire.

Dark night,
I would follow you
and ride
on a lonely wind.
Grey wings,
spread your shadow and take

I saw him head my way
on a midnight prowl.
As I pledged my love
I heard a hell-hound howl.

So though the stakes are high
and the chances slim,
when the way gets rough
you can count me in.

Lost light,
I would follow you
and sail
through the lonely air
Deep sea,
overflowing come pull

I dreamed I saw him rise
and he took the lead.
He was high upon
a mighty milk-white steed.

So when the moon hangs low
and the stars are bright,
you can sneak on in.
Come and hold me tight.

Lyrics submitted by EliGillman, edited by sparsons

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