Eagles: Desperado | Song-Factsheet


Song «Desperado» von Eagles.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1973 04 17 (Album)
Label: Asylum SD 5068
Songwriter Glenn Frey & Don Henley
Produktion: Bill Szymcyk
Genre: Rock - Poprock - Westcoast


Musiker/-innen der Rock-Generation identifizierten sich gern mit Outlaws, weil sie sich selbst als Outsider der Gesellschaft stilisierten. Die Eagles taten das ausgiebig auf dem Album Desperado. Der Rock-Outlaw sieht sich auch als «man on the road», als Musiker auf Tour ohne ein Zuhause und ohne eine Beziehung und Familie. Der Song Desperado verklärt das Outlaw-Leben gerade nicht. Der Erzähler versucht einen «Loner» oder «Desperado» zur Liebe und zur Bindung zu überreden: «Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger / Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home» – zu Deutsch: «Desperado, du wirst nicht jünger, dein Schmerz und dein hunger, ziehen dich nach Hause.»

Personen und Querverweise

Glenn Frey
Don Henley
Bill Szymcyk


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 loosin' 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, before it's too late