"Desperado" as written by and Don Henley Glenn Frey....
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses,
You've been out ridin' fences for so long now,
Oh and you're a hard one, but I know that you've got your reasons,
The 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 you can't get.

Desperado, 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 wintertime,
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine,
It's hard to tell the nighttime from the day.
And you're losin' all your highs and lows,
Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses,
Come down from your fences- open the gates.
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you.
You'd better let somebody love you,
Let somebody love you.
You'd better let somebody love you,
Before it's too late.

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"Desperado" as written by Don Hugh Henley Glenn Lewis Frey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentLove this song! Originally by The Eagles though, right? On the movie In America, the little girl sings this at her school concert! It is awesome lol!!
    Moo!on October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know this was originally sung by the eagles and that there have been a number of covers, but in my eyes... there is no desperado unless you are listening to kenny rogers version!
    Teenage Tragedyon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about someone who is alone and without a girl my take on the versions is its great but not as good as the eagles its tied for second with carrie underwoods
    joe walsh ruleson December 06, 2007   Link

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