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Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is gambling/risk, brought to you by Helen, at

In Trust the Timing, I write about my fear of falling in love again when my high school sweetheart comes back after 39 years.  It was a gamble. I’d learned that people are on their best behavior when we’re just getting to know them (even for the second time), and the infatuation stage of romance had clouded my judgement in the past. As I started leaning toward taking one more chance on love,  I sang the song, “Desperado” to myself,  changing the words a little, like replacing queen of hearts with king of hearts, and “things that are pleasing you” with “fears that are teasing you.”

Desperado was written in 1973 by Don Henley and Glenn Lewis Frey. I originally wanted to share the Eagles version, but I do love Linda Ronstadt’s voice in this beautiful video.


The following is from AZ Lyrics

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
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 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 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 losin’ 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 rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you (let somebody love you)
You better let somebody love you before it’s too late

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

25 thoughts on “Desperado

  1. Wow really this poem touch my heart 💓 and mesmerized me love it

  2. This song sent a tingles down my spine JoAnna.. And sometimes we have to take that leap of faith.. 🙂 Our hearts often guide us where we would never have walked.. Keep trusting yours.. ❤ 🙂
    Big hugs my friend

  3. I’ve loved this song forever, and hadn’t heard Linda’s version…it is soooooo gorgeous. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. I have always considered this the theme song of my life…still hoping to come down and open the gate. Hope all is well with you.

    • Because we are worthy and lovable. 🙂

      • Thank you for reminding me. By the way, I got your book and I have a ton of reading to do, so I’ll have to disappear from online so I can read 🙂 My very best wishes to you, and thank you always for your very lovely comments on my blog!!! You always say just the thing 🙂 I might end up writing a poem or two or publishing in the meantime but, gosh, we are so inspired, aren’t we? I am so happy and congratulations on the completion of your book!!!! ❤

        • I always feel comforted or excited by your posts and comments, and not alone in having so much to read. Our cups runneth over with inspiration and reading material. 🙂 Thank you, Ka, mostly for being you, and also for getting my book! ❤

  5. Such a beautiful song. I hadn’t heard this version, only the Eagles, but she sings it wonderfully! 🙂

  6. There are so many great remakes of this song. It’s for sure a classic and I almost picked it myself! Great choice!

    Life does have a tendency to teach us not to trust ourselves or others. I’m happy you found some peace and love. ❤️

  7. People sometimes tell me I’m crazy if I think that “the radio is speaking to me. ” But I have to admit that more than once in my life, the song “Desperado” has come on, right at the time when I needed to hear those words. They’re powerful.

    • It is a powerful song. I love it when the exact song we need comes on the radio. One afternoon, I was sitting in my car at a light and said, “I need a new radio station.” The car in front of me had a KLOVE bumper sticker, so I had to check it out. I really needed it!

  8. I used to play in a band called Creole back in the 70’s. One time I got stoned and was about to flake out on the rehearsal. I turned on the radio and the first words I heard were: “And the Sultans played Creole……Creole……” Needless to say, I went straight to rehearsal, stoned or not. The Lord indeed works in strange and mysterious ways.

  9. You got that one right, sister. 🙂

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