Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?You been out ridin' fences for so long nowOh, you're a hard oneI know that you got your reasonsThese things that are pleasin' youCan hurt you somehow
Don' you draw the queen of diamonds, boyShe'll beat you if she's ableYou know the queen of heats is always your best bet
Now it seems to me, some fine thingsHave been laid upon your tableBut you only want the ones that you can't get
Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no yougerYour pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you homeAnd 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 winter time?The sky won't snow and the sun won't shineIt's hard to tell the night time from the dayYou're loosin' all your highs and lowsAin't it funny how the feeling goes away?
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?Come down from your fences, open the gateIt may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above youYou better let somebody love you, before it's too late,