Jessie's Girl

  • May. 2nd, 2007 at 12:19 PM
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (fantomas)
I'm sure you've all thought this before, and someone may even have done what I'm about to do; Google doesn't pick it up, but it's not super original. But I was struck with how few words would have to be changed in this song to make it about something totally different:

Jessie is a friend,
Yeah, I know he's been
A good friend of mine
But lately something's changed
That ain't hard to define
Jessie's got himself a girl
And I want to make him mine
And she's watching him with those eyes
And she's lovin' him with that body,
I just know it
Yeah 'n' he's holding her in his arms late,
Late at night

You know, I wish that I was Jessie's girl,
I wish that I was Jessie's girl
Why can't I be a woman like that
I play along with the charade,
there doesn't seem to be a reason to change
You know, I feel so dirty
When they start talking cute
I wanna tell him that I love him,
But the point is probably moot
'Cos she's watching him with those eyes
And she's lovin' him with that body,
I just know it
And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night

Like Jessie's girl,
I wish that I was Jessie's girl
Why can't I be a woman,
Why can't I be a woman like that
And I'm lookin' in the mirror all the time,
Wondering what he don't see in me
I've been funny,
I've been cool with the lines
Ain't that the way
Love supposed to be
Tell me, Why can't I be a woman like that

Et cetera. So. Pardoning the bit about "she's watching him with those eyes," which I figured could be explained as her hold on Jessie, that's a pretty straight line. Er, so to speak.

Somehow, it's so much more poignant this way. Poor Rick Springfield!

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