Jesse was born on the East Side
His father never stuck around
Couldn't hold a job
'Cause he wouldn't put the bottle down
Now he's 23 years older
Doing the best that he can
And what he don't know
'Cause he's never been told
He reminds us of his old man

Now Jesse's got a job selling records
At a place on 11th street
He'll do a few deals on the side
To make ends meet
He met a girl last night out drinking
Tonight he's gonna meet her again
And what they don't know is a
Year from tomorrow Jesse's gonna be a dad

Jesse was born in a big city, yeah
He's doing all right
When the lights go out in the big city, yeah
Jesse ain't coming home tonight

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)

So one day he came home with
A diamond ring and said,
"It's time I settle down"
Six months later she caught him out
Messing around
Tonight when he walked out the front door
And said, "I ain't coming back"
He left a wife at home, with a son
On her own
Just like his dear ol' dad

Yeah!

Jesse was born in a big city, yeah
He's doing all right
When the lights go out in the big city, yeah
Jesse ain't coming home tonight

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)

Jesse was born in a big city, yeah
He's doing all right
When the lights go out in the big city, yeah
Jesse ain't coming home tonight

Jesse was born in a big city, yeah
He's doing all right
When the lights go out in the big city, yeah
Jesse ain't coming home tonight



Lyrics submitted by Kate2121

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