"Jesse" as written by and Michel Jean Pierre Colombier....
Jesse come home
There's a hole in the bed
Where we slept
Now it's growing cold
Hey jesse, your face
In the place where we lay
By the hearth, all apart
It hangs on my heart
And I'm leaving the light on the stairs
No I'm not scared - I wait for you
Hey jesse, I'm lonely, come home
Jesse, the floors and the boards
Recalling your step
And I remember, too
All the pictures are fading
And shaded in grey
But I still set a place
On the table at noon
And I'm leaving a light on the stairs
No I'm not scared - I wait for you
Hey jesse, I'm lonely, come home
Jesse, the spread on the bed
Is like when you left
I've kept it all for you
And all the blues and the greens
Have been recently cleaned
And they're seemingly new
Hey jes, me and you
We'll swallow the light on the stairs
We'll do up my hair
We'll sleep unaware
Hey jesse, I'm lonely, come home


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"Jesse" as written by Janis Ian

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    General CommentI like the sound of this title (No. 4 from 1975 "Diamonds and Rust"). But I can't say I understand much of it. "blues and the greens"? "swallow the light"? And, "Jesse" who?
    vphion September 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think she wants Jesse to come home, not to state the obvious! everythings darker without Jesse,All the pictures are shaded and fading in grey.
    Wils27on October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. So beautiful and sad.
    BettyHolly1950on July 19, 2010   Link

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