Desperados Under The Eaves

Album: Warren Zevon (1976)
  • 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) Writer/s: WARREN ZEVON
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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