Watch As Veteran Rockers The Eagles Dazzle With Emotionally Charged “Desperado”
Farewell I Tour, 2005
The Eagles are a band that have held us captive since they appeared on the scene in 1971, and performances like this one serve as a stark reminder why! ‘Desperado’ is an emotional journey about a cowboy who refuses to settle down and fall in love, thinking that keeping up his defenses will keep out the pain that comes with loving someone, not realizing that it also keeps the love away too.
Don Henley began writing parts of this in the late ’60s, but it wasn’t arranged into a song until his songwriting teammate Glenn Frey came along. It was the first of many songs Henley and Frey wrote together.
Don Henley is the perfect choice for an emotionally charged song like this, and his performance is nothing short of outstanding. It’s so refreshing to see Henley perform this from under the spotlight of the stage where he belongs instead of shying away behind his drum kit!