FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Jesse’ Carly Simon (1980)

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author.

Lyrics below

Oh mother, say a prayer for me
Jesse’s back in town, it won’t be easy
Don’t let him near me
Don’t let him touch me
Don’t let him please me

[Chorus:]
Jesse, I won’t cut fresh flowers for you
Jesse, I won’t make the wine cold for you
Jesse, I won’t change the sheets for you
I won’t put on cologne
I won’t sit by the phone for you

Annie, keep reminding me
That he cut out my heart like a paper doll
Sally, tell me once again
How he set me up just to see me fall

[Chorus]

Jesse, quick come here
I won’t tell a soul
Not even myself
Jesse, that you’ve come back to me
My friends will all say “She’s gone again’
But how can anyone know what you are to me
That I’m in heave again because you’ve come back to me – Oh Jessie!

Jesse, I’ll always cut fresh flowers for you
Jesse, I’ll always make the wine cold for you
Jesse, I can easily change my mind about you
And put on cologne
And sit by the phone for you

Jesse, let’s open the wine
And drink to the heart
Which has a will of it’s own
My friends, let’s comfort them
They’re feeling bad
They think I’ve sunk so low

Jesse, I’ll always cut fresh flowers for you
Jesse, I’ll always make the wine cold for you
Jesse, I will change the sheets for you
Put on cologne
And I will wait by the phone for you – Oh Jesse!

Don Matthews
February 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

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