Jesse

China Burton

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Julian Lennon"Jesse" was the fourth single released from Valotte.

"Well, I met China years ago in a nightclub and we got on well. He had this song and he said 'Well, it would sound good with your voice' because he had heard me doing demos in the studio. So, I listened to the original version, which was a real rough, rough, demo, and said: 'Yeah, well, I'll try doing it in the studio' because, originally, it was a ballad-a real slow ballad-then we thought 'Well, we'll try and see what we can do with it' and we came up with that sort of up-tempo half rock sort of thing. I liked it so much I said 'Yeah, please.'"- Julian Lennon on Jesse during the Jim Ladd InnerView Series 31 Show 2

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The Video

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"Jesse" is simply a concert video which was shown exclusively on MTV.

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The Lyrics


Jesse's in a new low rider outside Frank's Drive-in
He's there with Juanita and the gang but nodding out again
Jesse you're a fool to yourself
'cause you won't stop
You can't take it with you
Jesse you're losing yourself

Ooh....Don't be a fool again
There may not be a next time
Ooh....Don't be a fool again...Jesse

Jesse, there's a whole world out there
that you can't ignore
But nickel bags and chrome-lined cars
is that all that you are?
Jesse, you can't get their respect if you don't stop
you don't even want to
Jesse, you're losing yourself

Ooh....Don't be a fool again
There may not be a next time
Ooh....Don't be a fool again...Jesse

Jesse's in a new low rider outside Frank's Drive-in
He's there with Juanita and the gang but nodding out again
Jesse you're a fool to yourself
'cause you won't stop
You don't even want to
Jesse you're losing yourself

Ooh....Don't be a fool again
There may not be a next time
Ooh....Don't be a fool again...Jesse

Ooh....Don't be a fool again
There may not be a next time
Ooh....Don't be a fool again...

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