Just Like Jesse James
by Cher

Album: Heart of Stone (1989)
Charted: 11 8
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  • Co-written by Diane Warren and Desmond Child, this was recorded by Cher on Geffen Records and released October 1989; in the UK in December.

    You're struttin' into town like you're slingin' a gun
    Just a small town dude with a big city attitude

    This section is a fairly obvious allusion to what happens to any man who crosses Ms. Warren, or more likely Cher, given her at times feisty attitude towards photographers:

    Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
    Just like Jesse James
  • Running to 4 minutes 8 seconds, there were various releases; in Australia it was backed by "Starting Over"; it was also put out as a 3-track single including "I Found Someone."
  • For the record, the real Jesse James was shot in the back of the head on April 3, 1882; his murderer, Robert Ford and his brother were arrested, indicted for murder, pleaded guilty, sentenced to hang, and pardoned all on the same day. As James was an outlaw, this was all legal and above board. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3
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Comments: 1

  • Kat from Adelaide, Australia"Come on baby and show me what that loaded gun is for ..."

    Doesn't leave much to the imagination!!
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