Hall, Tom T. - Before Jessie Died Lyrics




She sat on the bar stool, she smoked and she drank
Till the past became clear and the future went blank
In the path she regains all her beauty and pride
But that was before Jessie died

Jessie, her husband was small, he was lean
Drove a big yellow earth moving machine
They had a new pick-up, the joy of their lives
But that was before Jessie died

She used to go shopping for pretty young clothes
And her hair done Thursdays and her nails and her toes
And on weekends they danced till the first morning light
But that was before Jessie died

On weekends they'd cook out and watch all the games
Jessie knew all of the best players names
The sunshine so bright it put tears in your eyes
But that was before Jessie died

When Jessie got sick he was thirty years old
They said, "It ain't nothing but a little light cold"
And he worked till the pain wouldn't ease or subside
And that was before Jessie died

Now she sits on the stool with a glass in her hand
She smiles and she talks to a travelin' man
And there was time she would turn down a ride
But that was before Jessie died

She sat on the bar stool, she smoked and she drank
'Till the past became clear and the future went blank
In the path she regains all her beauty and pride
But that was before Jessie died





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  1. Al Swearengen

    This song is about how the American government works.

    Mr. W.

    Go arm yourself, study the arts of war, learn to fight. Revolt, act, do! Or sit behind your computer and tap your keyboard.

    Al Swearengen

    What part of New Jersey do you live in?

    Mr. W.

    @Al Swearengen The real Al Swearengen was a low life that got murdered in a dark alley and left to rot. Sound familiar to you and yours?

    Al Swearengen

    Well, country music didn't become popular until 1980 when artists like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, & Roy Acuff came on the scene. The original Grand Old Opry was located in Salem, Oregon.

  2. Lonnie Beavers

    Makes you wonder about the ones I'll leave behind . God look after her .

  3. Sticks-of-TNT

    Such a poignant song and “story” from Tom T. Makes you sad just contemplating her loss of what once was.

    "The sunshine so bright it put tear in your eyes... but that was before Jesse died."

  4. TimPBears

    Powerful. Real sad, but real real.

  5. Gertyggg Tyu

    a sad one but a good one

  6. electangorocks

    The saddest song of all time.  What a fabulous songwriter.