This song has been covered by Linda Ronstadt, The Carpenters, Clint Black and Johnny Cash
Desperado was never released as a single...can you believe it?
Words and Music by Don Henley and Glenn Frey
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 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
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
That you can't get
Desperado oh you ain't getting' 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 walkin' 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
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 gate
It may be rainin' but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you
You better love somebody love you
Before it's too late