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People are surprised to hear this pared down version of the Eagles song, Desperado, but it’s my tribute to the beautiful Linda Ronstadt. I used to listen to her greatest hits album over and over and I love this song.

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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't you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the Queen of Hearts 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 younger
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 losin' 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

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from Insomnious Volume I Whistling Away the Dark, released April 22, 2018
Insomnious Volume I Whistling Away the Dark
Piano & Arrangments Mark Fitzgibbon
Double Bass Ben Hanlon
Drums Peter Hodges
Vocals Connie Lansberg
Recorded, mixed and mastered at New Village Studios Burwood, Vic. Australia, by Allan Neuendorf.

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Connie Lansberg Melbourne, Australia

Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, jazz artist and published author, and for this artist, it is all about the story. With four albums of standards and originals ready for release, she is drawn to stories that hold up a mirror to our shames and our shadows, our loves and our losses, and equally, our return to hope. She is accompanied by talented jazz musicians lead by Mark Fitzgibbon. ... more

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