Desperados Under the Eaves Song Lyrics

Warren Zevon

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I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
I was thinking that the gypsy wasn't lyin'
All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles
I'm gonna drink 'em up

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill

Don't the sun look angry through the trees
Don't the trees look like crucified thieves
Don't you feel like Desperados under the eaves
Heaven help the one who leaves

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Frank and Jesse James
  • 2 Mama Couldn’t Be Persuaded
  • 3 Backs Turned Looking Down the Path
  • 4 Hasten Down the Wind
  • 5 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  • 6 The French Inhaler
  • 7 Mohammed’s Radio
  • 8 I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
  • 9 Carmelita
  • 10 Join Me in L.A.
  • 11 Desperados Under the Eaves


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Warren Zevon
    album: Track 11 in album Warren Zevon
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 208 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Southern Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:48
    producer: Warren Zevon
    drums: Larry Zack
    piano: Warren Zevon
    bass: Bob Glaub
    guitar: Waddy Wachtel
    strings: The Sid Sharp Strings
    strings arranger: Warren Zevon
    background vocals: Carl Wilson, Billy Hinsche, Jai Winding, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon and The Gentlemen Boys
    background vocals arranger: Carl Wilson
    composer: Warren Zevon
    lyricist: Warren Zevon

    Album Information

    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin