Brightsprite from Australia It rings true as Randy’s story but it neatly also fits into the theme of the album. Love it.
Meic from WalesI always thought this song might have been about a fame-hungry man who finds notoriety as a serial killer.
Tina Armstrong from AlaLove this song! Loved their music from 73-77 . Eagles forever fan!
Valerie from Eureka, CaYou both are right on! I like the way the songs meld into one another. Again Desparado is one of the best albums ever...along with Bon Jovi's soundtrack album for Young Guns. Yea, I like the reference of either or gunslinger or guitar player..so so so cool!
Valerie from Eureka, CaDesperado has got to be one of the best albums of all time.
Tim from Denver, CoGiven the context of the album "Desperado" the song has a double meaning. On one hand, it's about a wannabe gunslinger; in another sense, it's about a guitar player learning his chops, in hopes of becoming a rock star.
John from Kirkland, WaThis song is often played with Doolin-Dalton Reprise and Outlaw Man.