Desperado, why don't you come to your senses;
You been out riding' fences for so long now.
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasing' 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 driving' you home
And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talkingYour 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 shine;
It's hard to tell the night time from the day.
You're loosing' 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; open the gate.
It may be raining', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late