"Just Like Jesse James" as written by Desmond Child and Diane Warren....
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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"Just Like Jesse James" as written by Diane Eve Warren Desmond Child

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    General Commentthis song is so awesome...it's about a player getting played...she is the first woman who has ever made him fall in love.
    jaxgrrlon January 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to agree with jaxgrrl, awesome song. I too would have to say that I think its about a player "You think you're so bad, drive the women folk wild
    Shoot 'em all dowm with the flash of your pearly smile
    Honey but you met your match tonight" especially makes me think so, reminds me of someone I liked and he ended up liking me but I lost my chance with him due to my stupidity (still one of the biggest regrets of my life.....), any way, she finally seems to win him over and knock him off of his feet.
    MayorMenleyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm amused that Cher said she doesn't love this song and that she has trouble remembering the lyrics because there's so many words.

    Oh Cher. :) This song is great. And inexplicably sexy, for some reason.
    savestheday730on May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really dont like any of cher's music, but for some reason i've fallen in love with this song, i love her voice in it, it has really good lyrics, and such a great meaning, so if u dont like cher, give this song a chance anyways, it's really good!
    prestonmon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really really love this song..its kinda catchy aswell i cant get it outta my head...x
    Cher Rocks..x
    deedee38on October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCher is a notorious coke head and Jesse James is a metaphor for her addiction.
    Bplayon July 08, 2010   Link

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