Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You've been out riding fences for so long now
Ah, you're a hard one
But I know that you've 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 one that you can't get
Desperado, ah, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
Freedom, ah, freedom, that's just some people talkin'
You're a prisoner 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 nite-time 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 and open the gate
It may be rainin' but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you...
You better let somebody love you before it's too late