Jesse James Bolero Lyrics

Prefab Sprout


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paddy Mcaloon
album: Track 8 in album Jordan: The Comeback
release date: 1990-8
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
length: 4:11
producer: Thomas Dolby
mixer: Eric Calvi
recorded by: Paul Gomersall
mastering: Bernie Grundman
composer: Paddy McAloon
lyricist: Paddy McAloon

Cover Art

Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback cover art
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Jesse was a renegade, danced to his own drum
Growin' wise could wait till tomorrow
Took to a road signposted sorrow

Jesse was a hooligan, jumped right off the rail
There in the cards there in the tarot
Born to despise the straight and the narrow
Jesse was a connoisseur, home cookin' tasted stale

Jesse James Bolero is a dance upon the run
Every step proclaims that he's a wayward son
Jesse James is waiting for the cheap music to stop
Don't goodbye deserve some bach not barbershop?

Jesse didn't hear the drum suddenly lose time
All his plans crafted, clever
Fated unborn, unfinished forever

Jesse didn't hear the drum stop outside his door
In his dreams destiny towered
In the cold light of day it came as a coward
Jesse didn't hear the drum at the age of thirty four

Jesse James Bolero is a dance upon the run
Every step proclaims that he's a wayward son
Jesse James is waiting for the cheap music to stop
Don't goodbye deserve some bach not barbershop?

Jesse James Bolero is a dance upon the run
Every step proclaims that he's a wayward son
Jesse James is waiting for the cheap music to stop
Don't goodbye deserve some bach not barbershop?


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Looking for Atlantis
  • 2 Wild Horses
  • 3 Machine Gun Ibiza
  • 4 We Let the Stars Go
  • 5 Carnival 2000
  • 6 Jordan: The Comeback
  • 7 Jesse James Symphony
  • 8 Jesse James Bolero
  • 9 Moon Dog
  • 10 All the World Loves Lovers
  • 11 All Boys Believe Anything
  • 12 The Ice Maiden
  • 13 Paris Smith
  • 14 The Wedding March
  • 15 One of the Broken
  • 16 Michael
  • 17 Mercy
  • 18 Scarlet Nights
  • 19 Doo Wop in Harlem