Just Like Jesse James

Cher

About Just Like Jesse James

"Just Like Jesse James" is a song recorded by American singer and actress Cher for her nineteenth album Heart of Stone (1989). It was released as the third North American and second European single in October 1989, by Geffen Records. The song was written by Desmond Child and Diane Warren, and produced by Child. It was a December 1989 top-ten hit. The song's title is a reference to legendary Wild West bandit Jesse James.


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You're struttin' into town like you're slingin' a gun
Just a small town dude with a big city attitude
Honey are you lookin' for some trouble tonight
Well alright

You think you're so bad, drive the women folk wild
Shoot 'em all down with the flash of your pearly smile
Honey but you met your match tonight
Oh, that's right

You think you'll knock me off my feet
'Til I'm flat on the floor
'Til my heart is cryin' Indian and I'm begin' for more
So come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby show me what that loaded gun is for

If you can give it
I can take it
'Cause if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it
I know tonight
Somebody's gonna win the fight
So if you're so tough
Come on and prove it

Your heart is down for the count and you know you're gonna lose it
Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James

You're an outlaw lover and I'm after your hide
Well you ain't so strong, won't be long 'til your hands are tied
Tonight I'm gonna take you in
Dead or Alive
That's right

You break the laws of love in the name of desire
Take ten steps back
'Cause I'm ready baby
Aim and fire
Baby there's nowhere you gonna run tonight
Ooh That's right

Well you've had your way with love but it's the end of the day
Now a team of wild horses couldn't drag your heart away

So come on baby
Come on baby

Come on baby you know there ain't nothing left to say

If you can give it
I can take it
'Cause if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it
I know tonight
Somebody's gonna win the fight
So if you're so tough
Come on and prove it

Your heart is down for the count and you know you're gonna lose it
Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James

You think you'll knock me off my feet
'til I'm flat on the floor
'Til my heart is cryin' Indian and I'm begin' for more
So come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby
Come on

If you can give it
I can take it
'Cause if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it

I know tonight
Somebody's gonna win the fight
So if you're so tough
Come on and prove it
Your heart is down for the count and you know you're gonna lose it
Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James
Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James
Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James

I'm gonna shoot ya down Jesse James

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Cher

Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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Written by: Desmond Child, Diane Eve Warren

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12 facts about this song

Genre
"Just Like Jesse James" by Cher is classified under the genres of Pop and Soft Rock.
Songwriter Credits
The song was written by famous pop songwriters Desmond Child and Diane Warren, who have produced numerous hits for various artists.
Release Date
"Just Like Jesse James" was released in 1989 as part of Cher's twentieth studio album, "Heart of Stone."
Chart Performance
The song was a hit in the United States, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Album Success
The album "Heart of Stone" in which the song is featured is one of Cher's most successful, receiving triple platinum by the RIAA.
Music Video
The video for "Just Like Jesse James" features Cher playing the part of a bar singer in a Western setting, which adds a visual depth to the song's narrative.
Song Theme
The song's theme is a romantic one, depicting a romantic relationship between a woman and a man who is compared to the notorious outlaw Jesse James because of his rebellious and unpredictable nature.
Critical Reception
Critics praised Cher’s expressive vocals and the catchy, dramatic melody of the song. It is considered a classic in Cher's discography.
Live Performances
Cher performed "Just Like Jesse James" during each of her live concert tours since its release and continues to include it in her setlist.
Cover Versions
A few artists have covered the song in live performances, most notably American Idol contestant, David Cook.
Track Length
The duration of the song is 4 minutes and 07 seconds, a typical length for a pop song.
Recording Location
The song was recorded at the famed Ocean Way Recording studio in Hollywood, California.

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