Desperados Under the Eaves Lyrics

Warren Zevon


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Warren Zevon
album: Track 11 in album Warren Zevon
release date: 1976
popularity : 103 users have visited this page.
length: 4:48
drums: Larry Zack
piano: Warren Zevon
bass: Bob Glaub
guitar: Waddy Wachtel
strings: The Sid Sharp Strings
strings arranger: Warren Zevon
producer: Warren Zevon
background vocals: The Gentlemen Boys, Carl Wilson, Billy Hinsche, Jai Winding, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon
background vocals: Carl Wilson

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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

Still waking up in the mornings with shaking hands
And I'm trying to find a girl who understands me
But except in dreams you're never really free
Don't the sun look angry at me

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was listening to the air conditioner hum
It went mmm...
Look away
(Look away down Gower Avenue, look away)

Track Listing

  • 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