Desperado Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art
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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'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.
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 things that you can't get.

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger,

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again


  • credits


    publisher: ©Alfred, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Glenn Frey, Don Henley
    album: Track 11 in album American IV: The Man Comes Around
    release date: 2002-11-5
    popularity : 161 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:16
    guest lead vocals: Don Henley
    guest background vocals: Don Henley
    acoustic guitar: Randy Scruggs, Kerry Marx and Jeff Hannah
    organ & harmonium: Benmont Tench
    organ & reed organ: Benmont Tench
    writer: Don Henley, Glenn Frey

    Album Information

    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 044006333922
    script: Latin