Warren Zevon

1947 - 2003

All the salty margueritas in Los Angeles, I'm gonna drink 'em up

And if California slides into the ocean

As 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 desperadoes under the eaves?

Still waking up in the morning with shaking hands

And I'm trying to find a girl who understands me

But except in dreams you're never really free...

(From Desperadoes Under The Eaves, 1976)



n irredeemably warped individual, Warren was seemingly incapable of writing a song about a "normal" subject. His work includes such titles as Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School, Lawyers, Guns & Money, Even A Dog Can Shake Hands, and They Moved The Moon...

An interviewer from the Irish Times once said to him:
"Within the music industry it's said that you were drunk for about 25 years - why was that?"
Warren answered: "I was thirsty...".

Warren Zevon passed away on September 7th 2003, but was able to record a final album "The Wind" during his terminal illness - the Church salutes him and reserves a place of honour for him at the Great Bar In The Sky.




Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
The Envoy
Sentimental Hygiene
Transverse City
Mr. Bad Example
Life'll Kill Ya
My Ride's Here
The Wind




Warren Zevon Website


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