Music

Jessie

Jesse was my best friend for a few summers growing up in North Carolina. We met at that precarious age where girls are becoming women, and teenager describes it all. Jesse and I became fast friends, working on a volunteer building project together. By the end of the day, she had taught me how to use (easily insert) a tampon.

Jesse was a dreamer, and Green Day fan. She could always sell any dream to me.

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From a phone booth in Vegas, Jessie calls at 5 a.m.
to tell me how she’s tired of all of them.
She says, “Baby, I been thinking ’bout a trailer by the sea.
We could go to Mexico… you, the cat, and me.
We’ll drink tequila and look for sea shells.
Now, doesn’t that sound sweet?”

Oh, Jessie, you always do this every time I get back on my feet.

Jessie, paint your pictures ’bout how it’s gonna be.
By now I should know better, your dreams are never free.
But tell me all about our little trailer by the sea;
Jessie, you can always sell any dream to me.

Oh, Jessie, you can always sell any dream to me.

She asks me how the cat’s been, I say, “Moses he’s just fine
but he used to think about you all the time.
We finally took you pictures down off the wall.

Oh, Jessie, how do you always seem to know just when to call?

She says, “Get your stuff together. Bring Mose and drive real fast.”
And I listen to her promise, “I swear to God this time it’s gonna last.”

I’ll love you in the sunshine, lay you down in the warm white sand.
And who know, maybe this time things’ll turn out just the way you planned.

Jessie, you can always sell any dream to me.
Oh, Jessie, you can always sell any dream to me.[/blockquote]

performed by Joshua Kadison, listen on rdio.com

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