Jesse James Symphony (Album Version)

Prefab Sprout

Jesse James is running and he'll never be at rest
'Til the day they fold his arms across his chest

He's a long way from the cradle
And his Ma's authority
But it only seems a minute
Since he stood over his bed
And she tried to tell him something
Now what the hell was it she said ???

Jesse James is thinking of the breaks he never had
And the gene that cursed his blood group rhesus-bad

Jesse James lived money
His account was in the black
'Til the day he stopped a bullet with his back

Well the zip cose may read Vegas
But the heart beats Tupelo
And a footstep is such a small thing
That it's neither here nor there
'Til you string those steps together
And find home is way back, way back where ?

Jesse James was never
Part of lifes great symphony
All he heard were penny whistles out of key

Jesse James he promised :
"I will never die afraid"
That boy perjured every vow he ever made

compositores: PADDY MCALOON