Kadison, Joshua - American Hearts Lyrics




Down on Pico, a sailor on leave
Finds a tattoo parlor, rolls up his sleeve.
Man takes his money, says, "What's it gonna be?"
Kid says, "A big red heart, signed 'Forever Marie'."
He'll probably want to change it in a year or two.
But now it makes him happy so what can you do?

Hour later, man says, "It's all done."
Sailor takes a look and says, "This ain't the one.
You wrote Martha, but her name is Marie."
The man says, "Yeah, this one's on me.
Here's your money, I'm sorry about it
But I've had a lot on my mind that just won't quit."

American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Turn the radio up, cruising with your friends.
Tomorrow after work, we'll do it all again.
We're just American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Life ain't always easy, but it's always alright.
And Johnny got a new tattoo tonight.

Well, long-distance to his sweet Marie
Says, "You'll never guess what happened to me."
Tells the story, every word.
Marie starts laughing at the tales she's heard.
She says, "That's all right, you did them no harm.
It's what's in your heart, not the heart on your arm."

American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Turn the radio up, cruising with your friends.
Tomorrow after work, we'll do it all again.
We're just American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Life ain't always easy, but it's always alright.
And Johnny got a new tattoo tonight.
A new tattoo tonight...

Well, things worked out just according to plan.
You see Martha came back to the tattoo man.
Standing in the doorway in a haze of smoke
She said, "I hadda come home before you went flat broke.
Reading my name all around on
Every poor sailor brand new in town."

American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Turn the radio up, cruising with your friends.
Tomorrow after work, we'll do it all again.
We're just American hearts, American souls,
Living for American rock and roll.
Life ain't always easy, but it's always alright
For a wanna-be Brando with his jeans on tight.

American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Turn the radio up, cruising with your friends.
Tomorrow after work, we'll do it all again.
We're just American hearts, American souls,
Living on American rock and roll.
Life ain't always easy, but it's always alright.
And Johnny got a new tattoo tonight.
He got a new tattoo...
Johnny...
Johnny...
Got a new tattoo.





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  1. half baked and hungry 616

    Whoelse still loves this song 2020

  2. David DL

    Very beautiful song, Love it 💝.

  3. Mokgadi Mampa

    I'm here 2020🇿🇦

  4. James Bond

    Wow, one of my favourite songs

  5. James Bond

    Great memories

  6. James Bond

    Love this

  7. jamaicaballero23

    Gets you everytime, doesn't it? 🎶🎵🎼

  8. oddlot

    I think this song is about weed 🤣🤔

  9. José Santana

    whos still listening to this in 2020 ?

  10. Andrew Griffiths

    We are grate song

  11. Pedro Silva

    Nice song day 363 beatiful december

  12. Bob Erfurt

    Anyone else also thought this song was from Elton John? I have been thinking that for decades...

  13. Glenwyss Brooks

    Mexican Youth Academy... tehe.

  14. Olle Lundberg

    Mkt bra låt

  15. Onur O

    2020...

  16. Jessys Cooking

    From Jessy to Joshua Kadison.Just found this Song Last week. Hv been playing it everyday. Love this song.
    Awesome.👍👍👍
    Sorry i dont sell dreams, i sell commodities only🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  17. Gang of Eagles

    He sounds like the lost brother of Elton John. ;)

  18. marty mcfly

    Never knew who sung this for a very long time but now today I do... classic tune ❤️

  19. Emil Melikov

    Magic years of music 90-94!

  20. The Lumberjack Dad

    The Adventure Zone sent me here. <3

    Justin: Golem...paint your picture, about how it’s gonna be…

    Travis: --I’m trying to--

    Justin: By now I should know better… the attacks are never freee...

  21. Malcolm Whittle

    I think we all have had a relationship like this, Great promises, but lacking in delivery

  22. Specialist

    Who’s still listening to this in 2019! This song will never get old.

    Imagine not knowing this absolute treasure of a song.

  23. long timee

    2020 and I'll be still smashing this song in the car and singing it love it

  24. Teena Bell

    This guy is sexy...and i love this song.

  25. Super Dub Man

    I just remember this I don't know when it was but it stayed with me for a long time ❤ Its pure Love in a song 😁😍

  26. David Rosen

    This is better then any of the shit music today...

  27. Crystal Hudson

    Sounds like my Ex's, they try come back and I say I'm over your shit and I say leave me alone and they go away.

  28. lia southerton

    It is November 2019. I am still listening to this poignant song. Beautiful.

    Der der

    Classic!!

  29. baby G

    What happened to this great singer?

  30. George Billz

    I love this Nov 2019

  31. Hess Sabine

    Old Song But very good.

  32. Emelia Agyei

    It reminds me of my Kwasi, Rest on Sweetheart.

  33. mapuia puia

    Yaapp still listening 5/11/2019

  34. Judith Jackson

    great song

  35. rob b

    Great song..

  36. DixieLand Visual Creations

    When I first heard this song, I listened to the radio begging for them to play it again.

  37. Shashini Ariyadasa

    Some is selling me a dream...so it’s always timeless

  38. VOIPQUBE RICHARD&ZOE VOIPQUBE RICHARD&ZOE

    Me and you babe thinking of you always xx

  39. Pat Polowyk

    I'm listening still.real music and talent.

  40. VOIPQUBE RICHARD&ZOE VOIPQUBE RICHARD&ZOE

    Zoe I LOVE YOU x

  41. Jeremy McKay

    Jessie you could always sell any dream to me...

  42. Ulrike W

    Ein wunderschönes lied 💗👍ich liebe dieses lied💕

    amer hodzic

    Ich auch Ulrikeee...😉😊😊😊

  43. Zam Date

    Taught it was Elton John who sang this

  44. Бяка Йя

    Голос Элтона Джона да???

  45. Ginny Vapes

    Thank you so much! Awesome

  46. Elaine Yvette

    I had forgotten all about this song until I heard it the other day in the grocery store. Wow, 1993. I was 25 with a two-year old. So much has happened in that space of time.

  47. Freda Apinko

    Beautiful always makes me sad

  48. Abubakr Galant

    I gave this cd to my best friend for his 21st birthday

  49. Dean Gsell

    I was with the best girl I ever was with and her name was Jessie and this song reminds me of her

  50. miss jones

    Had to listen to this song a thousand times at a place where I worked, I really started to hate it.

  51. Emelia Agyei

    Just love this. It brings bitter, sweet memories.

  52. Nhlanhla Nene

    Every guy has had a Jessie in his life...

  53. Nawwk

    I'll be listening to this in 2099

  54. Stephen Drabble

    Put this on first thing, it had been an ear worm the raw emotion, you can touch it keep the cat. Bril song

  55. Sally Ironic

    Men are so vulnerable to a woman they are love with. Thanks for the beautiful song.

  56. Jimmy Gross

    There's a rumor saying that Jessie is about actress Sarah Jessica Parker

  57. Jimmy Gross

    All 9 songs on the Painted Desert Serenade album are great and I'm glad I have the Painted Desert Serenade album on CD

  58. angiesjewelrybox

    OH WOW! Just heard this for the first time.. It is so amazing! Kinda Elton and Cat Stevens. Thank you!

  59. Juli the_Gambler

    He reminds me of michael landon from a little house on the prairie

  60. kellie luvsmusic

    Going to have that trailor by the sea x

  61. connie kabasharira

    I swear to God this time it's gonna last and who knows, maybe things will turn out just the way you planned. For sure one of my favorite songs

  62. lana Vancouver

    ♥♥♥

  63. Hadino Nghishekwa

    Jessie the original dream seller 🤦🏾‍♂️

  64. dan lugo

    This is genuinely one of my favourite songs of all time and this is the first time I've ever seen this video!

  65. errol mehmetoglou

    Errol in thé house...

  66. mike staak

    He is great !

  67. Shade Clifford

    I absolutely love this song, it was played all the time when I was a kid on local radio. Last month I introduced it to my boyfriend...he had never heard it! 😱 lol.

  68. Ibillymadison

    Elton John rip-off!

  69. Barbara Lucas

    And me! Getting a Gorgeous Joshua fix!

  70. Work On Your Salvation

    My Godddddd i loveeeeee this song!!!!

  71. just me again

    Jessie paint your picture about about how its gonna be

  72. John Smith

    Beautiful

  73. Gwen Richmond

    Days of great music and real singing

  74. Bloem en Niles URBEX

    2019 👌

  75. Gerry Gowen

    What a great story teller i get swept up in the melody and words

  76. Kendra Stevens

    I named my oldest daughter Jessica because of this song

  77. Kaahwa Emma

    Waooo, beautiful melody, wish can take a trip to Mexico too

  78. Dominic Obeng

    Great piano sound.

  79. Donna Rois

    WOW!! This brings back such sweet memories!!!!! Thank you for making this video. Oh the 80’s and 90’s I wish I could turn back time.

  80. tx-sweet-p JG

    This man is so beautiful, I want to be his Jessie ❤️

  81. mgk2600

    Fun fact, the abandoned structures in the beginning are in Rhyolite Nevada (I believe)

  82. modesty2609

    Baby, I've been thinking 'bout a trailer by the sea.. ❤️ Love this song!

  83. julia kamugisha

    Ever green

  84. R Kleijngeld

    The song where my son has bin called afther

  85. Anna Monrose

    💙🍃🌹🍃💙🍒🌹

  86. Mellowney Vallen

    Just heard this song on the radio thinking this was being sung by Elton John..

  87. David Gintis

    Little known fact (I think): This song is about his one time girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker, yes that one...or so the rumor has it.

  88. Sizolwethu Posh Dlamini

    2019 Who is listening?

    Donatello Nyashe

    Always soooo much nostalgia

  89. Lindi van den Berg

    I have a friend who this song reminds me of. She always has plans for us to work together, but just as this song says: “by now I should know better, your dreams are never free”. Love this song.

  90. Jochen

    Stll loving this in 2019 and any years to come. Classic one hit wonder. I was 8 years old when this came out and my parents where just divorcing, so it gives me bittersweet memories which will remain.

  91. J H

    Can't listen to this song without having tears in my eyes😭

    Eva B.

    Me too. Once you can apply this lyrics to your life, you're fucked..

  92. By Skysmoke

    Okunmaz adam, Nuriye

  93. Kellie 75

    This beautiful song makes me cry ,was meant to be our wedding song

    Kellie 75

    Who are you please that replied ?

  94. anotherdamntroll

    Cool looking dude, but fuck me does he need to get a pair and get over her.
    Ring ring
    Hello?
    Hey baby it's me. I miss you

    Jessie? Its been three years? Are you drinking again??

    Josh, please baby. We can drink tequila and look for sea shells. I promise I won't leave you again.

    Listen Jessie. Stop bothering me, leave me alone. I'm sorry it's not worked out for you but I'm happy now. I'm married, now. Don't ring again.

    But what about Moses??

    Moses is dead. A dog got him.

    Hangs up.

  95. Oldysrv

    whos still listening to this in 2019 ?

    Jenny Perrio

    @NE One Here From I agree with your reply 😘💫🌟

    Josh Abbott

    @Jon Commons loser

    Jenny Perrio

    @Josh Abbott I couldnt have put it better what a sorry piece of crap he is Be happy always 😘💫🌟✨

    Corina Lierop

    Me in2020!!!!

  96. Mary G

    I first heard this in 2001, when my son introduced it to me. Loved it at first hearing. Thanks Matt.