JESSE

2005

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JESSE


Jesse was a young boy around six or seven
His mama held his hand when he was alone
The sparkle in his eye wasn't from the sunshine
He just always thought he'd have a place to call home

But Jesse rode away the day the letter came
His best friend moved, the drive-in went for sale
He kissed his mother, looked back once,
and never heard her say
That was my baby boy, he'll always be.

His country taught him how to be a soldier
His buddies taught him how to be a stud
His first love taught him how to take
the good times with the bad
But he never had a dream,
he just always wanted life to lead the way

Jesse's taking highway number 155
It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,
And this old road can never take him home.

Jesse turned 19 the day that mama passed away
The telegram came early, his love came too late
I left alone my mother, and I never asked my dad
Who's the man that I'm supposed to be?

His country taught him how to be a soldier
His buddies taught him how to be a stud
His first love taught him how to take
the good times with the bad
But he never had a dream,
he just always wanted life to lead the way

Jesse's taking highway number 155
It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,
and this old road can never take him home.

Like a desert warrior, he's traveling alone
He can't find the answer, or the question
He can't be the winner and he can't lose it all
Cause Jesse isn't playing the game.

(Guitar solo)

Jesse walks along the California coastline
A man in a Mercedes cruises by
Said can you spare some change,
for a long forgotten soldier

But the man
But the man
He'll just look away

It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,

Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway




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