Desperado Album


They were duelin’, Doolin-Dalton

High or low, it was the same

Easy money and faithless women

Red-eye whiskey for the pain

Go down, Bill Dalton, it must be God’s will,

Two brothers luin’ dead in Coffeyville

Two voices call to you from where they stood

Lay down your lay books now

They’re no damn good

Better keep on movin’, Doolin-Dalton

‘Til your shadow sets you free

If you’re fast, and if you’re lucky

You will never see that hangin’ tree

Well, the towns lay out across the dusty plains

Like graveyards filled with tombstones, waitin’ for the names

And a man could use his back, or use his brains

But some just went stir crazy, Lord, ’cause nothin’ ever changed

‘Til Bill Doolin met Bill Dalton

He was workin’ cheap, just bidin’ time

Then he laughed and said,”I’m goin,”

And so he left that peaceful life behind




Twenty-one and strong as I can be

I know what freedom means to me

And I can’t give the reason why

I should ever want to die

Got no cause to be afraid

Or fear that life will ever fade

‘Cause as I watch the rising sun

I know that we have just begun

I might spend my life upon the road

Just tryin’ to add to what I know

Then someday I might settle down

And all my friends will be around

They say a man should have a stock and trade

But me, I’ll find another way

I believe in getting what you can

And there ain’t no stoppin’ this young man

Because I’m you and fast as I can be

I know what freedom means to me

And I can’t give the reason why,

I should ever want to die

No I can’t give the reason why

I should ever want to die

Out Of Control


Oh, my, don’t the sky look spacious

With the stars all shinin’ down

Well, I can hear the night wind howlin’

It’s a high and lonesome sound

And I ain’t had a woman in so long

I can’t feed my starvin soul

Come on, saddle up, boys, we’re gonna ride into town

We’re gonna get a little out of control

There’s a card game in the corner

And the barmaid smiled at me

Well, I tipped her a sliver dollar and

she brought me a drink for free

All the town-folk call her the cheap one

And the gamblers call her Flo

Come on, set ’em up again

I got me a friend and I think I’m gettin’ out of control


She’s cool water, her momma taught her

I got news, she’s mine and mine alone

And if anybody’s lookin’ for trouble

You know I’m the one you want to try

Well, I’ll fight any man who wants to

And I don’t care who or why

You got to gamble on your story

You got no guts, you get no glory

And I’m bettin’ my money on an ace in the hole

Think I’m gettin’ out of control

Tequila Sunrise


It’s another tequila sunrise

Starin’ slowly ‘cross the sky, said goobye

He was just a hired hand

Workin’ on the dreams he planned to try

The days go by

Ev’ry night when the sun goes down

Just another lonely boy in town

And she’s out runnin’ ’round

She wasn’t just another woman

And I couldn’t keep from comin’ on

It’s been so long

Oh, and it’s a hollow feelin’ when

It comes down to dealin’ friends

It never ends

Take another shot of courage

Wonder why the right words never come

You just get numb

It’s another tequila sunrise,this old world

still looks the same,

Another frame, mm…



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’ you draw the queen of diamonds, boy

She’ll beat you if she’s able

You know the queen of heats 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 youger

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

Certain Kind Of Fool


He was a poor boy, raised in a small family

He kinda had a craving for somethin’ no one else could see

They say that he was crazy,

The kind that no lady should meet

He ran out to the city and wandered around in the street

He wants to dance, oh yeah,

He wants to sing, oh yeah,

He wants to see the lights a flashin’ and listen

to the thunder ring

He saw it in a window

The mark of a new kind of man

He kinda liked the feeling, so shiny and smooth in his hand

He took it to the country and practiced for days without rest

And then one day he felt if,

He knew he could stand with the best

They got respect, oh yeah,

He wants the same, oh yeah,

And it’s a certain kind of fool who

Like to hear the sound of his own name


A poster on a storefront, the picture of a wanted man

He had a reputation spreading like fire throught the land

It wasn’t for the money, at least it didn’t star t that way

It wasn’t for the runnin’ , but now he’s runnin’ everyday

Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental)



Outlaw Man


I am an outlaw, I was born an outlaw’s son

The highway is my legacy

On the highway I will run

In one hand I’ve a Bible

In the other I’ve got a gun

Well, don’ you know me

I’m the man who won

Woman don’t try to love me

Don’t try to understand

A life upon the road is the life of an outlaw man

First left my woman, it was down in Santa Fe

Headed for Oklahoma, I was ridin’ night and day

All of my friends are strangers,

They quickly come and go

And all my love’s in danger,

‘Cause I steal hearts and souls

Woman, don’t try to love me

Don’t try to understand A life upon the road is the life of an outlaw man


Woman, don’t try to love me

Don’t try to understand

A life upon the road is the life of an outlaw man

Some me call me Abel,

Some men call me Cain,

Some men call me sinner, Lord

Some men call me saint

Some say there’s a Jesus

Some men say there ain’t

When you got no life to lose

Then there’s nothin’ left to gain

Outlaw man

Outlaw man

Saturday Night


Seems like a dream now, it was so long ago

The moon burned so bright and the time went so slow

And I swore that I loved her and gave her a ring

The bluebird was high on the wing

Whatever happened to Saturday night

Finding a sweetheart and holding her tight?

She said,”Tell me, oh, tell me, was I alright?”

Whatever happened to Saturday night?

The years brought the railroad

It ran by my door

Now there’s boards on the windows

And dust on the floor

And she passes the time at another man’s side

And I pass the time with my pride

What a tangled web we weave

Go ’round with circumstance

Someone show me how to tell the dancer

From the dance

What ever happened

To Saturday night?

Choosin’ a friend and loosin’ a fight

She said,”Tell me, oh, tell me, are you alright?”

Whatever happened to Saturday night?

Whatever happened to Saturday night?

Bitter Creek


Once I was young and so unsure

I’d try any ill to find the cure

An old man told me

Tryin’ to scold me

“Oh, son, don’t wade to deep in Bitter Creek,”

(Bitter Creek)

Out where the desert meets the sky

Is where I go when I wanna hide

Oh, peyote (oh,peyote,mm)

She tried to show me

(tried to show me)

You know there ain’t no cause to weep

at Bitter Creek

(Bitter Creek)

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

We’re gonna hit the road for one last time

We can walk right in and steal ’em blind

All that money (All that money,ooh..)

No more runnin’ (No more runnin’)

I can’t wait to see the old man’s face

When I win the race

(Bitter Creek)

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo,

Doo doo doo doo doo


Doolin-Dalton/Desperado Reprise


The queen of diamonds let you down,

She was just an empty fable

The queen of hearts you say you never met

Your twisted fate has found you out

And it’ fin’lly turned the tables

Stole your dreams and paid you with regret


(Is there gonna be anything left, is there gonna be anything?)

You sealed your fate up a long time ago

(Ain’t it hard when you’re all alone in the center ring?)

Now there’s no time left to borrow

(Is there gonna be anything left?)

Only stardust

(Maybe tomorrow)

Maybe tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow



Well the stage was set the sun was sinkin’ low down

As they came to town to face another showdown

The lawmen cleared the people from the streets

“All you blood -thirsty bystanders, will you try to

find your seats?”

Watch ’em duelin’


High or low ,it’s all the same

Easy money and faithless women

You will never kill the pain

Go down, Bill Doolin, don’t you wonder why

Sooner or later we all have to die?

Sooner or later, that’s a stone-cold fact,

Four men ride out and only three ride back

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