Certain Kind Of Fool

Album: Desperado (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • Eagles bassist Randy Meisner wrote this song with help from Glenn Frey and Don Henley. Meisner also handled lead vocals. The song is about how a man becomes a guitar player. >>
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    Jim - Bluefield, WV

Comments: 5

  • 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.
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