jesse you don't have to stay
maybe you should bend before you break
crazy as it feel sometimes
everybody's tired of choosing sides
choosing sides

because when people move on
they're already good as gone
for longer than you think
jesse try get some sleep
jesse try get some sleep

this year everything fell through
all your plans turned out to be half true
you want me to stick around
i made my own way, you were out of town
out of town

because when people move on
they're already good as gone
for longer than you think
jesse try get some sleep
jesse try get some sleep

jesse you're a real good friend
i can hold you up and take you in
girl you've spent your whole life
needing everyone to be alright
to be alright

because when people move on
they're already good as gone
for longer than you think
jesse try get some sleep
jesse try get some sleep
jesse try get some sleep


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    General Commenti want to say this song is about watching a girl you once loved deal with the toils of relationships. but suddenly you find yourself not caring and dishing out mediocre advice.


    on a side note... the first time i heard this song was when he played with David Bazan in Pomona, just him and a guitar. i cried. i had just broken up with my girlfriend at the time. her name was Jessica. Jessie for short.
    JoeyGoBoomon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of the song is wildly different from Joey's.

    My take on it is that it's about someone who has been there for people most of their life, worrying about other's welfare more than their own, and how people will just move on after they get that help, and the singer is encouraging them to finally get some rest and that they'll take care of them.
    Ocyrithon November 13, 2010   Link

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